Why Urinary Stress Incontinence Shouldn’t Be an Ongoing Struggle
If the thought of jumping up and down, laughing or even sneezing suddenly sends you into a panic, it may be time to look into urinary stress incontinence treatment. This common condition more than 30 percent of women suffer from at some point, not only interrupts a women’s day-to-day routine but can also cause her to avoid certain activities.
What is Urinary Stress Incontinence?
Urinary stress incontinence is the involuntary loss of bladder control which can lead to urine leaking. It occurs when stress is placed on the bladder especially during exercise or stress. However, it can happen any time during the day. This condition is often caused by childbirth when the pelvic floor muscles lose their strength and don’t snap back. Menopause may also lead to bladder control issues when the vaginal tissue is looser and pelvic floor muscles weaken.
Living with the Condition
Many women simply think they have to live with urinary incontinence, even if that means dealing with the embarrassment and inconvenience of suddenly dealing with leaking urine. Yet, the condition is very common considering a woman’s pelvic floor muscles support the bladder, womb and bowels.
After childbirth, if those muscles have become overstretched and weak, any pressure can cause urinary leakage. Stress on the pelvic floor muscles can begin as early as 12 weeks during pregnancy. Subsequent pregnancy will generally continue to add stress to the area.
Vaginal Tightening Treatments for Urinary Stress Incontinence
No woman should feel embarrassed about losing bladder control, and thankfully women don’t simply have to just live with this condition. There are a variety of minimally invasive treatment options available to help with urinary stress incontinence. Nonsurgical options involve a laser that breaks down collagen in order to minimize symptoms. Dr. Ghozland can then target specific areas of the vagina that need to be tightened in order to provide support for the bladder.
Pelvic floor exercises, those good old kegels, can definitely help alleviate some of the issues of this condition. Women should do these pelvic floor exercises consistently to receive the most benefits.
Women may also opt for a vaginoplasty procedure. This outpatient procedure relaxes muscles in the vagina and strengthens the pelvic floor. For a highly effective result, the ultimate vaginoplasty uses a combination of surgical and non-invasive laser treatment to tighten the entire vagina.
Want to find out more about how Dr. Ghozland can help you stop just dealing with Urinary Stress Incontinence? Contact his office to schedule a free consultation.