What Is Incontinence?
Urinary incontinence can be embarrassing but is also quite common in women after childbirth or menopause. This issue manifests as a loss of bladder control, ranging from leaking when you cough or sneeze to a strong and sudden, uncontrollable need to urinate that comes at the most inconvenient moments. If you have incontinence, you don’t have to accept it as a part of your life. Our leading gynecologist in Austin, Dr. Neyman, specializes in women’s wellness and gynecology at all stages of life. Dr. Neyman offers effective nonsurgical treatments to improve stress incontinence, so you don’t have to worry about getting into an embarrassing situation.
What Causes Incontinence?
Urinary incontinence occurs differently for different people. The most common types of incontinence are:
- Stress: leaking when you laugh, sneeze, exercise, or exert pressure on your bladder
- Urge: a sudden urge followed by uncontrollable urine loss
- Overflow: frequent trickling because your bladder doesn’t empty properly
- Mixed: alternating between more than one type
Regardless of the type, this issue is usually caused by menopause, childbirth, being overweight, nerve damage due to trauma, or surgery. Certain lifestyle factors have also been shown to play a role in the appearance of this condition. These include using certain medications, high caffeine intake, and urinary tract infections.
How Can Helio Help Me?
Urinary incontinence is not treated with surgery; in fact, surgery can make it worse. At Helio Health & Wellness, we instead offer non-invasive treatments in the form of our gentle MonaLisa Touch® device and other vaginal rejuvenation procedures. The MonaLisa Touch® stimulates blood flow that promotes healing in the pelvic floor muscles, vagina, and urethra. We also provide physical therapy exercise recommendations to help you restore your pelvic floor muscle strength naturally.
What Are the Results of Treatment?
The results of MonaLisa Touch® are immediate, beginning within the first week after the first treatment. Afterward, you can experience progressive improvement over the course of several months. The laser’s power is increased in strength on subsequent sessions so it is important to complete the 3-treatment package for best results. Our other vaginal rejuvenation options can be utilized for treatment as well and may provide faster results. Performing the recommended exercises at home can help you strengthen your muscles and prevent complications further down the line.
Incontinence Treatments in Austin, Texas
When it comes to urinary incontinence, our MonaLisa Touch® laser system is an excellent choice! At Helio Health & Wellness, we use only the best treatments to ensure you get the most out of your visit. We encourage you to come in for a consultation today and explore our full range of options! To make an appointment, please fill out the form below or call (512) 425-3840.