Help! My Bladder Keeps Leaking!

Help! My Bladder Keeps Leaking!

As a woman, few things feel worse than feeling like you have to urinate and worrying about whether you’ll get to the bathroom in time. Or you may be stressed because you leak when you sneeze or laugh.

Childbirth and aging contribute to these issues, but fortunately, treatments exist that can raise your confidence and help you to worry less about these unwelcome surprises.

The caring team at VitalityMDs, located in Scottsdale, Arizona, has experience working with patients who have experienced bladder leak problems of all sorts and offer treatment that’s advanced, patient-focused, and most importantly, successful! Dr. Russell Bartels and Dr. Burt Webb are great listeners and compassionate caregivers, as well as experts in their field. 

Female Urinary Incontinence: The facts and figures

Unfortunately, incontinence problems affect 1 in 4 women, and up to 75% of women over age 65 report urinary leakage problems. The statistics are sobering because bladder control problems cause your quality of life to plummet, making you hesitant to go to social engagements, engage in outdoor activities, or participate in anything that takes you far from the bathroom.

It’s essential to understand that there are several types of incontinence:

1. Urge incontinence occurs when you experience a sudden feeling of having to urinate but can’t make it to the bathroom in time before a leak occurs. 

2. Stress incontinence is when you leak due to pressure put on your bladder. That could come in the form of coughing, lifting a heavy object, laughing, or exercising.

3. Overflow incontinence is a situation where you have a “steady drip” of urine because your bladder doesn’t fully empty. 

4. Functional incontinence is linked to medical problems, like arthritis or a physical disability, that prevent you from physically doing what’s necessary to go to the bathroom in time. 

5. Mixed incontinence, as its name suggests, means that your leakage is caused by a combination of any of these types of incontinence.

If you’re living with leakage problems, it’s best to get them checked out by our team since sometimes the condition points to an underlying condition, like a urinary tract infection (UTI).

Routine incontinence problems, however, are often linked to vaginal atrophy, a condition marked by the vaginal tissue becoming loose, thinning, and drying out because of normal events in a woman’s life, like childbirth, menopause, and simply getting older. 

Treatment can eliminate incontinence

You don’t have to live with incontinence because we offer innovative vaginal rejuvenation treatments that can restore your comfort and confidence. 

Several noninvasive options include:

1. Femilift is a tightening procedure that employs laser energy to address laxity and tighten tissue, so leakage is a thing of the past. You can go back to your normal life immediately after treatment.

2. Viveve treatments take advantage of radiofrequency (RF) energy to send a message to your body that it should produce more collagen, an essential protein in our connective tissue. 

3. The O-Shot is a type of restorative treatment where we give you growth factor injections in your clitoral and upper vaginal tissues (don’t worry, you’re completely numbed) of your own reconstituted blood. These treatments do an amazing job of restoring your vaginal tissue and tightening it. 

4. The LOVE procedure involves revitalizing through the use of laser energy, the O-Shot, and frequently, hormone therapy, to suppress bladder control problems. 

Want another significant benefit to these noninvasive revitalizing treatments? They also happen to enable better sex through improved sensation and stronger and tighter tissue.

We also offer two minor surgical procedures that help with incontinence. 

Vaginoplasty is a tightening procedure where we repair the vaginal muscles linked to looseness. Our team simply makes a small incision in your tissue using a laser to take away surplus vaginal tissue that you don’t need and tighten your existing tissue. 

Another minimally invasive procedure we offer is called labiaplasty. Laser technology is again used to transform how your labia functions and appears. 

As with every service offered at VitalityMDs, our team creates your treatment plan to address incontinence problems only after having a detailed conversation about your medical history, specific symptoms, and goals. We also complete a thorough physical evaluation. 

Then, we can weigh the benefits of different treatments and make a recommendation. 

The time is long past to think you have to live with leakage problems. Find relief today, we’re happy to help.

Call the VitalityMDs office at 480- 291-6321 to schedule a consultation with us, or book one through our website

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