March 25, 2019
Don’t Suffer Urinary Incontinence in Silence
This International Womens’ Day, we focus on women (and some men) who may experience urinary incontinence at some point in their lives and continue to suffer in silence, afraid of undergoing any surgery.Actress Kate Winslet revealed in 2017 on U.K.’s The Graham Norton Show that she has stress incontinence, which causes accidental urine leakage when the body is under physical stress like coughing, sneezing, laughing, lifting heavy objects, or exercising.”I can’t jump on trampolines anymore, I wet myself,” Winslet said. “It’s bloody awful, especially if you’re wearing a skirt.”Winslet definitely isn’t alone. Anyone can suffer from the leaky-bladder condition, especially (as in her case) women who have given birth.Unfortunately, people shy away from this topic, since it’s viewed as embarrassing.But it shouldn’t be—there are non-surgical treatments that are now available, one of which is called BTL Emsella – a treatment designed to tighten or strengthen the vagina by using electromagnetic technology to stimulate the pelvic floor muscles.Patients using BTL Emsella, will experience 11,200 contractions in a 28-minute session. The treatment also targets the entire pelvic floor, rather than the 40 per cent which can be activated by consciously tensing.
We speak to Dr Calvin Chan, Medical Director of Calvin Chan Aesthetic Laser & Clinic and ask him about more about this treatment. “Patients sit in the chair, fully clothed and enjoy the therapy. It is not painful at all, as the technology does not heat, cool or radiate. The recommended treatment schedules is two treatments a week, for three weeks, making it six treatments in total.”