If you are reading this article, chances are high that what you are about to learn could improve your quality of life. You may be one of the 23 million Americans who suffer from mild to moderate incontinence. You may be one of the 30 percent of women over 30 years of age who avoid athletic events for fear of “leaking.” Or you may be an individual of “mid–years” who knows where the restroom is at every store.
Weakening of the pelvic muscles is most associated with pregnancy and menopause, but can also be a simple factor of aging. It can affect men as well. Let’s face it, we don’t comfortably chat with our friends about urinary incontinence. Possibly because it is so personal and because there appear to be no solutions. Until recently, physicians offered either medications, which are fraught with side effects, or major surgery with all the associated risks and recovery time.
The Emsella was FDA approved for the treatment of mild to moderate urinary incontinence last year. The Emsella is a chair that uses high frequency electromagnetic energy to stimulate pelvic muscle contractions. An Emsella treatment is painless and non–invasive. Sitting on this chair for 25 minutes stimulates the body to perform over 11,000 Kegel exercises (more than I could do in a year). After six treatments, individuals will have stronger pelvic muscles and better control of urinary function.
Scientific studies report that 95 percent of patients treated with Emsella report an improvement in their quality of life. After a treatment course, patients report that they reduce or can fully eliminate the use of hygienic pads. They also have fewer or no night-time bathroom trips, and frequent urges change to normal sensation. As a secondary benefit of having stronger muscles, many women report that they have stronger more pleasurable sexual orgasms. Their lives got easier and better!
Just a word of caution: nothing can replace the relationship you have with your Primary Care Provider (PCP). If you are experiencing urinary incontinence, talk to your PCP, to rule out any underlying illnesses or complications. For uncomplicated urinary incontinence caused by pelvic floor weakness, Emsella can help. The Emsella treatment is available at the Skin Restoration Center at 720 North Montezuma, Suite C. You can get a free consultation and arrange treatment by calling 928-308-0519. Go ahead. Call. This could be a game changer for you. QCBN
By Carol Johnson RN, MSN, NNP-BC
Carol Johnson, RN, MSN, NNP-BC, LSO, is a nurse practitioner and the founder and director of Skin Restoration. In addition to her practitioner credentials, she is licensed by the State of Arizona as a medical director for a laser facility. She has taken numerous courses in advanced injecting and laser treatments. Dr. Johnson particularly enjoys meeting people and helping them make good choices to care for their appearance.