If you’re suffering from urinary incontinence or urinary stress incontinence InTone is a non-surgical treatment you may want to consider before deciding on surgery. Many women struggle with urinary incontinence; it’s embarrassing and can keep you from doing things you love to do. Your incontinence may be mild, but no one wants bladder leakage. Surgical options are available but do come with the risks of surgery and time for recovery. InTone is a nonsurgical therapy that is treating urinary incontinence and allowing women to get their lives back!
There are things in our body that we can control voluntarily and things that are controlled involuntarily. Like breathing and your heartbeat are involuntary. Your bladder, on the other hand, is voluntary. When you go to the bathroom, you have to release the muscle allowing for relief of urine. When you begin to lose control of that muscle or bladder, you are suffering from urinary incontinence. You are not alone; many women suffer from urinary incontinence, most in silence. Well, speak up! Nearly 25-million people suffer from urinary incontinence, and of those 25-million, about 80% of them are women. Incontinence affects women starting from the age 18 and on. The symptoms can range from minor leakage issues to a complete inability to hold urine.
Types of Urinary Stress Incontinence
- Urge incontinence is the sudden urge to have to urinate. After that urge, you tend to have loss of urine. You also may have to go to the bathroom a lot.
- Stress incontinence is when you have bladder leakage from pressure put on the bladder through coughing, sneezing, and sometimes exercise and laughing.
- Functional incontinence is the inability to make it to the bathroom due to physical or mental issues.
- Overflow incontinence is the persistent leakage of urine due to the inability of empty your bladder.
- Mixed incontinence is a mixture of different types of incontinence.
Urinary Incontinence Causes
There are many causes of urinary incontinence. Urinary incontinence can be temporary or persistent. Temporary incontinence may be caused by certain beverages as well as medication. Certain foods may also lead to incontinence. UTI’s are another major cause. Changing your appetite and treating your UTI can treat your urinary incontinence. Pregnancy and childbirth are two causes of persistent incontinence. With age, you may also lose control of your bladder. Menopause is a result of age and sometimes causes changes in the lining of your bladder. Surgery to the bladder and even the vaginal area may also lead to incontinence.
Urinary Incontinence Treatment
There are several methods of treatment for urinary incontinence. The first method of treatment is behavioral techniques. These techniques include bladder training. Your doctor will teach you to hold your urine for about 10-minutes after you feel the need to go. It is also good to train yourself to go to the bathroom like clockwork. Doing exercises my also help. Surgery is your next option when nothing else works. Your surgeon will take tissue from other parts of the body and place them to support the urethra to help keep the urethra closed. Another surgical procedure adds support to the bladder neck. Although surgery is effective, no one wants to have to deal with that. InTone is a non-surgical procedure that is effective in treating urinary incontinence.
InTone is helping over 90% of women regain control of their bladder again. InTone is an insertable device that uses muscle stimulation to treat urinary incontinence. The therapy does not require any medication or surgery, which makes it safe and effective. InTone is used at home for a certain amount of time. The device has a hand-held controller. The probe is inserted and stimulates your pelvic floor muscles. The stimulation may not only control leakage, but it may also stop spasms. In the beginning, you will have to do quite a few sessions. Once you get the results you desire, you will not have to do as many sessions. InTone is inserted six days a week for 12-minutes and continue this regimen for about 4 to 6 months. During this time your muscles are getting stronger and stronger. Some women have obtained control of their bladder leakage within four months; while others may need six. Following this therapy, you will maintain muscle control by utilizing InTone 1-2 sessions a week. The device is voice activated guides you through your sessions. The sessions are recorded so your doctor can adjust the intensity of the stimulation as time moves forward and muscles begin to strengthen.
If you suffer from urinary incontinence, InTone is a non-surgical method of treatment. InTone is taking away the risks of surgery, as well as the downtime it takes to recover. Many patients have loved this non-surgical option for urinary stress incontinence. Talk with your doctor about InTone and get the treatment you need to laugh again!
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