Urinary Incontinence (UI) is defined as the involuntary loss of urine. The condition affects approximately 20 million women in the United States. It is an embarrassing situation that many women don’t want to come forward and talk about, but there are plenty of treatments available.
It is estimated that the average patient will wait 10 years before seeing a doctor. Unfortunately the most common treatment of choice is the use of sanitary pads. Healthcare providers know very little about the new advances and treatment choices that are available today.
You deserve to know about your choices for treatment of even a drop of involuntary loss of urine in 21st century. A thorough evaluation and proper diagnosis of the condition is an important first step.
There are many different types of urinary incontinence and coexisting conditions. They could each be handled differently using many new treatment choices available.
One of the more common types of urinary incontinence is loss of urine during activities and exercise. This is common in active women after childbirth.
Laser treatment of the vagina and pelvic floor stimulates production of collagen and strengthens the fibromuscular tissue supporting the bladder and urethra. This technology may be the non- invasive, non-surgical treatment that women were waiting for.
In addition the laser is capable of tightening and strengthening the vaginal canal. This helps women of all ages feel good about their physical sensations as well as their aesthetic appearance. It helps women feel more confident and sexually revived.
Initial reports suggest significant improvement and elimination of urinary incontinence in select patients. Because of its non-invasive nature and low complication rate, laser treatment of the endopelvic fascia seems very promising to treat urinary incontinence.
Early clinical trials using stem cells for the treatment of stress urinary incontinence in both male and female patients have also achieved promising functional results with minimal adverse effects.
It certainly is worth a try.