Are you always in search of a toilet? Can’t seem to hold your pee? Or worse still, suffer from urine leakage on sudden exertion, coughing, sneezing, laughing or even when lifting something heavy. According to Society for Continence (Singapore), urinary incontinence affects approximately 30-40% of women worldwide and can have a negative impact on women’s lives if not treated. It doubles the risk of postnatal depression and affects relationships too.
Stress urinary incontinence refers to urine loss upon straining e.g. cough, sneeze, laugh, carrying heavy loads, skipping, jumping, brisk walking, and sometimes even standing. This occurs when the pelvic floor is too weak to keep the urethra closed under situations of stress/exertion thus resulting in urinary incontinence.
Risk factors for this problem include pregnancy, childbirth, ageing, menopause, manual labour, obesity and repetitive strain e.g. chronic cough, chronic constipation and high impact sports.
Anyone above 18 years old who faces the following problem:
1. Leakage of urine when you cough, sneeze, laugh or lift something heavy (stress incontinence).
2. Leakage of urine before you can reach a toilet (urge incontinence).
3. Inability to stop urine from constantly dribbling out; you may sense a full bladder but you have difficulty emptying it completely (overflow incontinence).
4. A false connection between the bladder or the ureter to the vagina (fistula).
Incontinence Treatment with High Intensity Focused Electromagnetic Technology is a non-invasive, painless treatment that uses deep electro-magnetic pulsed waves to stimulate muscle contractions, strengthening pelvic floor muscles. This Deep Electromagnetic Pulsed Stimulation generates 11,200 pulses each treatment session, creating forced muscle contractions which in turn gives volumetric muscle growth.
Each treatment session takes 30 minutes.
You will experience tingling and pelvic floor muscles’ contractions during the procedure. You may resume daily activities immediately after the treatment.
You may observe improvement after a single session. The results will typically continue to improve over the next few weeks.
You will need about 6 sessions, scheduled twice a week.