Let’s Get Back to Basics: The Basics of Urinary Incontinence

Peeing your pants as an adult isn’t exactly hitting a home-run in the book of adulting, but urinary incontinence is, unfortunately, something that a lot of women deal with regularly. As one of the treatments that we see patients for here at our office, sometimes it’s nice to know the basics.

What Is Urinary Incontinence?

Several forms of urinary incontinence are caused by different things.

  • Overflow: being unable to empty the bladder entirely and experiencing leakage when the bladder becomes full.
  • Functional: physical or cognitive problems prevent you from making it to the bathroom
  • Mixed: symptoms of both stress incontinence and urge incontinence
  • Urge: signs of an overactive bladder and leakage when the bladder is not emptied in time

How Can I Tell If I Need Treatment?

If you have recently had a baby or if you had a baby twenty years ago and you suffer from urinary incontinence, it’s hard to know what is considered to be “normal” and what should be treated. Here at our office, we believe that nobody should have to suffer from urinary incontinence or put up with it just because other people do. If you feel like every time you cough, jump, sneeze, or get scared that you pee a little bit, then the O-Shot or the Exilis Elite Intima may be the right treatment for you.

  • O-Shot: The O-shot is a procedure which uses your on platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and injects it into the vaginal walls.

To start out, we will extract the plasma from your blood using a centrifuge. Then, we will inject the PRP into the vaginal walls which will stimulate the production of more collagen; leaving you with a tighter vagina and less incontinence.

  • Exilis Elite Intima: This non-invasive procedure is done by using thermal excitation in the structure. After, fibroblasts begin to produce collagen fibers which help to strengthen the vaginal walls and get rid of your incontinence.

Don’t let your urinary incontinence ruin your life. To learn more about treatment, contact our Elmhurst office today at (630) 818-SKIN(7546).

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