Dysfunction in the pelvic floor can be frustrating and embarrassing due to symptoms like urine leakage or sexual dysfunction. Urinary incontinence remains one of the most common symptoms of pelvic floor dysfunction.
Living with urinary incontinence can negatively impact your quality of life. It can make you feel as though you can’t enjoy everyday activities like exercise or laughing with friends.
If you have been living with urinary incontinence, you do not have to struggle alone. At the Wellness Clinic at New Boston Village, we help clients who struggle with urinary incontinence find life-changing solutions.
What Is the Pelvic Floor?
Your pelvic floor is made up of three layers of muscles:
- Superficial muscles
- Intermediate muscles
- Deep muscles
Both men and women have pelvic floor muscles. In men, these muscles offer support to the bladder and bowel. In women, these muscles support the bladder and bowel as well as the uterus. In men and women, the urethra passes through the pelvic floor muscles, which is why both genders can experience urinary incontinence.
Your pelvic floor muscles are shaped like a hammock that keeps your pelvic organs safely structured and nestled in place. Your pelvic floor muscles are responsible for:
- Bladder control and urination
- Sexual function
- Bowel control
- Giving birth
Pelvic floor muscles support the rectum and urethra, which is why urinary incontinence signals dysfunction in the pelvic floor.
Many people believe that the causes of urinary incontinence are weak or loose pelvic floor muscles. This is true in many cases, but not always.
Urge Incontinence vs. Stress Incontinence
Sometimes, if your pelvic floor muscles are too tight, there can be increased pressure on your bladder, which causes incontinence. This scenario is considered urge incontinence.
An example of urge incontinence would be having an overactive bladder, where you feel the sudden need to urinate and then experience involuntary urination or leakage.
Stress incontinence comes from pelvic floor muscles that are weak or not supportive. An example of stress incontinence would be sneezing or laughing and experiencing leakage.
Treatment for Urinary Incontinence
There are ways to manage and treat urinary incontinence so that you no longer have to live with it.
You can see a pelvic floor specialist and follow their at-home exercises.
Or you can try an effective, cutting-edge treatment called Emsella. Emsella is one of the most revolutionary breakthroughs in the treatment of urinary incontinence.
What Is Emsella?
BTL Emsella is a treatment that relies on high-intensity focused electromagnetic (HIFEM) technology to produce results. HIFEM strengthens and stimulates all three layers of pelvic floor muscles so that they become stronger without becoming overly tight.
How the BTL Emsella Chair Works
During a BTL Emsella session, which usually lasts around 30 minutes, you will sit in a special device called the Emsella chair. The Emsella chair generates thousands of involuntary contractions in the supramaximal pelvic floor muscles using HIFEM technology.
BTL Emsella is non-invasive with no drugs required. Additionally, you remain fully clothed during the entire procedure.
Most patients start to notice results after only two treatment sessions, though most people need around six treatments to get optimal results. These treatments are spread out over a course of three weeks or so.
Kegels vs. BTL Emsella
You may certainly experience relief from pelvic floor dysfunction through the practice of exercises like Kegels. Kegels involve voluntary repetitions of both rapid and sustained contractions using your pelvic floor muscles.
To perform a Kegel, think about the muscles you would use to cut off a stream of urine and squeeze them.
Kegels are beneficial, but they do not solve all cases of dysfunction. These exercises are only able to target a subset of muscles. BTL Emsella targets all muscles in the pelvic floor.
There are only so many repetitions of Kegels you can perform. BTL Emsella, on the other hand, can perform up to 11,000 exercises per session.
Since Kegels only target some of your pelvic floor muscles, you risk overly tightening those muscles. BTL Emsella offers a well-rounded pelvic floor strengthening session.
Benefits of Emsella
There are numerous benefits of Emsella, including the following:
- Emsella is a good treatment for men and women alike
- Emsella is a same-day treatment that lasts less than an hour
- Emsella is a non-invasive procedure with no drugs and no recovery time
- There’s no pain as patients sit in the comfortable Emsella chair and relax
- Patients can experience heightened sexual satisfaction and improved orgasms
- Emsella tightens and repairs all pelvic floor muscles through targeted exercises
In addition to these benefits, Emsella patients stay fully clothed during treatment, as opposed to visiting a pelvic floor therapist and likely having to remove their clothing and endure an invasive pelvic exam.
Emsella has become recognized and recommended by notable gynecologists throughout the United States and the world, and for good reason.
Candidates for Emsella
Emsella is an effective treatment for men and women who struggle with problems associated with pelvic floor dysfunction.
Some of these problems may include:
- Stress incontinence brought about by childbirth or menopause
- Sudden, intense urges to urinate followed by involuntary leakage
- Urine leakage during everyday activities like sneezing, exercising, or laughing
- Sexual frustrations like vaginal laxity and dryness and difficulty achieving orgasm
If you have experienced any of the scenarios mentioned above, Emsella might be the right solution for you.
Learn More About BTL Emsella and Start Your Treatment
You do not have to live with pelvic floor dysfunction and urinary incontinence. Get a customized treatment plan to improve your quality of life. Contact the capable team at the Wellness Clinic at New Boston Village and schedule your appointment today.