Urinary incontinence affects millions of women and can have a major negative impact on the quality of life. Having to always be next to a bathroom, take breaks to urinate, get up through the night to go to the bathroom in addition to needing to wear depends lead to major stress.
Types or Urinary Incontinence
- Urge incontinence: there is a sudden urge to urinate followed by an involuntary loss of urine before being able to reach the bathroom. This happens both at night and during the day. Most common causes include a urinary tract infection, diabetes or a neurological disorder.
- Stress incontinence: this is leakage of urine during exercise, sneezing and coughing, laughing, lifting heavy objects or other body movements that put pressure on the bladder.
- Functional incontinence: this is when a medical condition like arthritis or a neurological disorder prevents you for reaching the bathroom on time.
- Overflow incontinence: ·leakage that occurs when the quantity of urine present in the bladder exceeds the bladder’s capacity to hold it.
Vaginal laxity due to childbirth and decreased estrogen and testosterone as we age weakens the pelvic floor muscles and often leads to urinary incontinence. Reduced collagen and elastin can lead to loose vaginal tissue, significant loss of lubrication, and the inability to experience orgasm. Weaker muscles in the pelvic floor causes urinary incontinence.
Other causes include surgery like hysterectomy, injury to the pelvic area, obesity which increases the pressure on the bladder, pregnancy due to the pressure of growing uterus, chronic constipation and excessive straining, nerve damage caused by conditions such as diabetes and multiple sclerosis.
Overall this is described as Pelvic Floor Dysfunction.
Healthy Pelvic floor anatomy
Weakened pelvic floor
Available treatments include medications and surgical procedures. or invasive electromagnetic, radio frequency or ultrasound procedures where probes need to be inserted in the muscles or using a wand that is inserted in the vagina during treatment.
At Bionuu we use effective and non-invasive methods. After other causes are ruled out (for example a urinary tract infection) we recommend hormone replacement therapy to encourage the muscle building and improve dry vaginal mucosa.. Pelvic floor strengthening exercises are easy to do and will help re-build the muscle strength in the area.
1. PEMF-there are studies published in the Physical Therapy journals showing that PEMF is an effective mode of treatment for pelvic floor dysfunction, alone or in conjunction with other treatments. We use a powerful PEMF equipment where you only need a 9 minute treatment. You simply sit on the machine attachment ( a coil) and the PEMF machine stimulates the muscle contractions. There is no pain or discomfort during the treatment.
2. Local Hyperthermia using out Thermofield equipment. It delivers heat up to 43 degrees deep beyond the skin into the muscles and adjacent tissues. By harnessing the power of heat, our radio-frequency device induces collagen production, vascularization and growth factor infiltration that revitalize and restore the elasticity and moisture of the vaginal mucosa. Both stress incontinence and overactive bladder are relieved. The pelvic floor muscles also tightens and lifts.
Why use our treatments:
- Non invasive procedures to improve vaginal and pelvic muscles health
- Thermofield technology transfers over 700 times more energy into tissues compared to wand-based RF devices
- the applicator is completely non-invasive and covers the entire pelvic floor, genital and bladder opening area
- the treatments are so powerful they can be administered through clothing
- No down-time
The treatment takes 1 hour with no down-time and no need for numbing creams.
We recommend 4-8 treatments a week apart followed by maintenance every 6-8 months. , r