Urinary Incontinence

Urinary incontinence refers to the involuntary loss of urine, which is a condition that affects millions of women worldwide. While it’s more common with age, affecting 75% of those over the age of 65, it can also impact women of all ages because of various factors. Due to a stigma surrounding urinary incontinence, this condition is not often discussed or treated. Longevità Medical offers EMSELLA at our Victor practice near Rochester, NY to help rehabilitate weak muscles and restore control.

What Are the Symptoms of Urinary Incontinence?

Symptoms of urinary incontinence can range in severity, but regardless, they can affect women’s self-confidence, daily routine, and even intimacy. Common symptoms include:

  • Leakage during laughing, sneezing, or exercising
  • Strong, sudden urge to urinate
  • Frequent urination
  • Nighttime urination (nocturia)

What Causes Urinary Incontinence?

There are various causes of urinary incontinence. Pregnancy, childbirth, and menopause all affect the bladder, urethra, and other muscles that support these organs. Weakened pelvic floor muscles mean that the internal organs are not fully supported, which often leads to difficulty controlling the release of urine. Aging and obesity are other causes of incontinence.

The three types of urinary incontinence include:

  • Stress incontinence: when pressure is exerted on the bladder, leakage is experienced. This occurs with coughing, laughing, sneezing, or exercising.
  • Urge incontinence: the intense, sudden urge to urinate, which happens frequently.
  • Mixed incontinence: a combination of both stress and urge incontinence.

Options for Urinary Incontinence Symptoms

Treatment options for urinary incontinence include lifestyle changes, pelvic floor exercises (Kegels), medication, medical devices, and surgical intervention. At Longevità, we offer EMSELLA, a device that utilizes HIFEM technology to strengthen and re-educate the muscles of the pelvic floor. This in turn helps relieve symptoms and restore nerve and muscle control to the area. EMSELLA is a non-surgical, 30-minute in-office treatment. Each treatment equates to approximately 11,000 Kegel exercises, and 95% of treated patients report having significant improvement in their quality of life.

There are certain medical conditions that may prevent you from being a candidate for EMSELLA. At Longevità Medical, we do a personal consultation and medical evaluation prior to beginning treatment.

Request Your Consultation

Women experiencing symptoms of urinary incontinence who want to learn more about treatment with EMSELLA at our Victor, NY, practice travel from Buffalo, Syracuse, and throughout western New York to Longevità Medical. You can request a consultation using the online form or call us at (585) 244-1506 to schedule an appointment.