Stress urinary incontinence- the unintentional loss of urine. It can be annoying and embarrassing. Lake Norman OBGYN can help you improve your quality of life thanks to the ThermiVa® procedure.
What is Urinary Incontinence?
Urinary incontinence is the unintentional loss of urine that occurs when muscles and tissue that support the bladder become weak. Urge incontinence occurs when the bladder muscle contracts. Stress incontinence happens when a physical movement puts pressure on your bladder. You may experience leakage when you:
- Stand up
- Lift something heavy
- Have sex
You don’t experience stress incontinence every time you do one of these activities, but when your bladder is full you’re susceptible. It can interfere with your daily routine.
How can you treat Urinary Incontinence?
Lifestyle changes, pelvic floor muscle exercises or devices such as urethral inserts may help relieve incontinence.
You may also want to inquire about ThermiVa®, a procedure that uses heat generated from radiofrequency to tighten vaginal tissues. In addition to reducing incontinence, ThermiVa® increases vaginal lubrication. The procedure is done in-office with no downtime afterward. Patients can resume normal activities (including vaginal intercourse) the same day.
If your stress incontinence is disrupting to your daily routine and lifestyle schedule an appointment with your physician to discuss treatment options and learn more about ThermiVa®.