Stress Urinary Incontinence
Stress urinary incontinence is the leakage of urine during moments of physical activity which increases abdominal pressure, such as coughing, sneezing, laughing, or exercise. Stress urinary incontinence is the most common type of urinary incontinence in women.
Stress incontinence is usually the result of the weakening of, or damage to, the muscles used to prevent urination, such as the pelvic floor muscles and the urethral sphincter. This weakening can be caused by vaginal atrophy, childbirth, and aging.
Other factors that may worsen stress incontinence include:
• Chronic coughing.
• Illnesses that cause chronic coughing
• Smoking (causes frequent coughing).
• Obesity – excess weight increases pressure on the abdominal and pelvic organs.
• High impact activities (for the pelvic floor) over many years, such as running or jumping.
• Age – physical changes that can occur over time.
• Vaginal childbirth delivery – especially with forceps.
• Previous pelvic surgery such as a hysterectomy
The root cause, and main contributing factor for stress urinary incontinence is vaginal atrophy! Take a look at the following illustrations to better understand the problem!
Here is what the normal vaginal canal and mucosa look like. As you can see the vaginal lining is thick and plump. Notice where the bladder sits in relation to the vaginal canal! The bladder is upright and the urethra in straight and not kinked!
Here is what it looks like when the lining gets thin! Notice as the vaginal lining thins and shrinks, the vaginal canal losses substance and girth! This is from loss of collagen and elastin over time, exacerbated by childbirth! Now notice what happens to the bladder. It falls with the shrinking vaginal canal, kinking the urethra. This makes it difficult to control your urine and leads to stress urinary incontinence!
There are several great options available such as the Re-Lift CO2 vaginal rejuvenation system, or the V-shot. We will discuss those options and more in another article. But suffice it to say that you don’t need to suffer a minute longer!
At ReMedical of Salt Lake City, stress urinary incontinence is becoming a thing of the past! We offer a free consultation, and we offer a variety of special offers and promotions for stress urinary incontinence treatment in Salt Lake City. To learn more or to schedule your appointment, contact us now. Call us at: 801-807-8811; Email us at email@example.com or visit our website at: www.remedical.com to request your free consultation.
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