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For many people, living with urine incontinence is a significant challenge. Women are beginning to find some freedom from the limitations caused by urinary incontinence through recent medical advancements. It's critical to keep in mind that you are not alone. Around half of all women over the age of 20 suffer from some form of incontinence. This indicates that, while aging and childbirth are risk factors, urine incontinence isn't only a problem that affects the elderly or mothers.

Type of Urinary Incontinence

Stress Incontinence - This type of incontinence is experienced when you sneeze, cough, or exercise, with leakage due to the added pressure on the abdomen.

Urge Incontinence - This type of incontinence is experienced if you are unable to hold off on emptying your bladder before you reach the bathroom.

Many women experience a combination of stress and urge incontinence called mixed incontinence.

Treatment Options

Bladder Training - Behavioral changes, like eating more fiber to reduce constipation or cutting out bladder irritants such as caffeine, can help improve symptoms.

Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy - Seeing a pelvic floor physical therapist can help ensure that the pelvic floor exercises are activating the muscles effectively.

EMSELLA - A breakthrough treatment for incontinence that uses unique technology to revolutionize the treatment of women's intimate health. This non-invasive option is changing the way women deal with urinary incontinence by utilizing electromagnetic energy to deliver thousands of supramaximal pelvic floor muscle contractions in a single session. These contractions are used to re-educate the weak muscles responsible for the loss of bladder control.

Botox Injections - Botox is injected into the bladder wall, it helps block the nerve signals in the bladder that prompt the release of urine and prevent involuntary urine leakage.

Mid-Urethral Sling Surgery - This sling is a thin synthetic mesh strap that is inserted beneath the urethra and functions as a hammock. It elevates and supports the urethra and bladder neck.

Traditional Sling Surgery - A strip of tissue from your lower belly or thigh is used to make this sling. The sling is strung under the pubic bone and beneath the urethra, raising it and two tunnels are formed on either side of the vagina. Through an incision in the belly, the sling's ends are sewn in place.

Talk to your doctor if you are experiencing any symptoms if you suspect urinary incontinence or signs of bladder problems. Finding the right treatment will make all the difference and knowing that you do not have to live with your symptoms.

EMSELLA Clinical Studies-
https://www.uofmhealth.org/health-library/hw220056
https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT04133675
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6591355/

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