3 Ways to Stop Stress Urinary Incontinence (Without Surgery!)
Physical exercise is a crucial component of staying healthy, particularly after giving birth. But for individuals suffering from urinary incontinence, activities that generate high levels of physical stress can seem unbearable -if not impossible! Similarly, science has proven that laughter is actually the “best medicine” to relieve stress and maintain heart health! But for many women, the loss of control over their bladder brought about by urinary incontinence has stood in the way of them being able to let out a good laugh when they feel like it.
It has been clinically demonstrated that stress urinary incontinence (bladder leakage brought about by physical activities such as laughing or exercise), becomes even more common once someone has given birth, and can last for a good number of years. And, as the hormonal changes of perimenopause and menopause cause changes in the vaginal walls and tissues, urinary incontinence can often get worse with age.
In this article, Newark, NJ area OBGYN Dr. Hetal Gor, MD discusses 3 things you can do to stop the embarrassing bladder leaks of urinary incontinence.
Treating Urinary Incontinence
Results from the many studies conducted on the matter have concluded that between 30% and 69% of women suffer from urinary incontinence. While an incredibly common condition, the sensitivity of the subject leaves urinary incontinence frequently left undiscussed. As a result, many women feel completely hopeless, believing the condition to be untreatable. Fortunately, this is far from the truth, with a great number of strategies and options available for people suffering from urinary incontinence – from simple modifications to state-of-the-art, minimally invasive, non-surgical FemiLift vaginal rejuvenation.
Lifestyle Modifications to Treat Urinary Incontinence
It is crucial for people suffering from urinary incontinence to engage in balanced hydration. Drinking too rapidly, as well as drinking too much liquid in general, will overwhelm the bladder. Conversely, urinary incontinence patients must also be wary of under-hydration, which can irritate the bladder. To strike an ideal balance of hydration, urinary incontinence patients should consume a total of 60% of their bodyweight in ounces of water, sipping small amounts throughout the day. Urinary incontinence patients should also avoid consuming beverages that can irritate their condition, such as alcohol, tea, citrus, carbonated drinks, and coffee.
Urinary incontinence patients can also help their condition by staying active. Clinical studies have proven that staying at a healthy weight is imperative to one’s pelvic health. Consequently, urinary incontinence patients should aim to schedule at least 30 minutes of low-impact physical exercise several days a week. Activities could include walking, biking, or swimming. Through improving one’s fitness and gradually losing weight, the relieved pressure on one’s abdomen and bladder can significantly reduce the symptoms of urinary incontinence.
Kegels to Treat Urinary Incontinence
An important component of reliable bladder control hinges on the strength of one’s pelvic floor muscles. For this reason, women suffering from urinary incontinence are encouraged to engage in Kegel exercises. Through the simple repeated motion of contracting and squeezing the pelvic floor muscles for three seconds, then relaxing them for three seconds, the strength of the pelvic muscles can improve. Additionally, urinary incontinence patients have the option of using specially-designed vaginal Kegel weights to add resistance to their exercises.
However, if these lifestyle modifications with the addition of daily Kegels don’t stop your urinary incontinence it may be time to consider minimally invasive, non-surgical laser treatment. Fortunately, women in the Newark, NJ-area have access to such treatment at our comfortable and discreet Better U Medical Spa, where we have treated countless women for urinary incontinence.
Femilift Minimally Invasive Urinary Incontinence Treatment
Through revolutionary developments in the field of laser technology, FemiLift is a virtually painless, non-surgical treatment for urinary incontinence that tightens, lifts, and rejuvenates the vagina. FemiLift promotes the repair of damaged cells and reinforces the muscles of the pelvic area, thus relieving the pressure applied to the bladder that causes urinary incontinence.
FemiLift urinary incontinence treatment works similarly to other rejuvenation processes one might undergo on their face or other parts of the body: By tightening -or “lifting- the vagina, the weakened pelvic muscles and tissues are reinforced. This relief of pressure results in easier control of the release of urine, and puts an end to the loss of bladder control that is urinary incontinence.
FemiLift has provided relief from urinary incontinence to over 200 thousand women. And with a recent study concluding that nearly 80% of all FemiLift patients saw significant decrease in bladder leakage and increased vaginal laxity, FemiLift is scientifically proven to be an effective treatment for urinary incontinence.
To properly treat urinary incontinence, FemiLift patients should expect to undergo a treatment plan of 3-4 sessions every 4-6 weeks, as well as an additional annual session to maintain results.
FemiLift Urinary Incontinence Treatment – Newark, NJ
While lifestyle changes can impact the intensity of one’s condition, those experiencing more severe urinary incontinence in the Newark, NJ-area can visit the Better U Med Spa, where we treat urinary incontinence in a discreet, comfortable environment. Contact us today for a consultation.
If you live in the greater Newark, NJ area and are suffering from urinary incontinence, schedule an appointment at our Medical Spa and see if this painless and affordable, nonsurgical urinary incontinence treatment is right for you.
Newark, NJ FemiLift Urinary Incontinence Consultation: 201-541-6858