According to a recent survey reported on the Today Show, an astounding 43% of middle-aged women suffer from urinary incontinence. Are you one of them?
Though it doesn’t get talked about nearly enough, urinary incontinence is a major wellness concern among women that deserves medical attention. Unfortunately, too many women are embarrassed or ashamed of their bladder leakage or, worse, dismissed by their doctors, who tell them to do more kegels. While kegels are helpful to a certain extent, this simple pelvic floor exercise isn’t nearly enough to remedy cases of urinary incontinence caused by major physical trauma from childbirth or other causes. Just doing kegels is like putting a Band-Aid on a wound that needs stitches. It simply isn’t enough for many women.
The other issue I’m seeing with urinary incontinence is acceptance. Acceptance as a problem sounds strange, I know, because acceptance is usually a positive thing! Women face so many milestones in life that they become resilient and almost stoic about changes to their body, and so they are likely to accept urinary incontinence as an inevitable rite of passage, so to speak.
I’m here to tell you that you don’t have to accept your bladder leakage! You deserve to get help. I’ve dedicated my entire surgical career to the evaluation and management of vaginal relaxation and bladder/bowel disorders. As a fellowship-trained urogynecologist, my goal is to help you while providing the highest level of safety, comfort, and ease. For this reason, my menu offers several treatment options for urinary incontinence, both surgical and non-surgical, to help relieve your symptoms and enjoy a long-lasting boost to the quality of your life, including FemiLift™ laser vaginal resurfacing, The O-Shot®, The Viveve™ Treatment, In-Tone devices, InterStim Therapy, and more.
During your personal consultation, we’ll explore your symptoms and devise a treatment plan that meets your exact needs. Many women are thrilled to learn that the same treatment for their urinary incontinence can also help to improve other “accepted” symptoms like vaginal looseness or sexual dysfunction.