For a groundbreaking, minimally invasive treatment for mild and moderate stress urinary incontinence, South Denver OB/GYN has the solution. Stress incontinence is the most common type of incontinence in women. It typically occurs when your bladder leaks urine during physical activity or exertion, which means that it could happen at any inconvenient moment, such as when you cough, when you lift something heavy, stand, laugh, change positions or even just when you are exercising. The role of the muscles around the opening of your bladder is to control urine flow by squeezing the passageway to prevent urine from leaking through the urethra. When those muscles that power your ability to involuntarily control your urine flow get weak or do not work, urine can then pass through when even just the slightest pressure or stress is placed on your bladder. For many women, stress incontinence is a source of stress itself, because one doesn’t know what embarrassing situation caused by an unexpected incident of incontinence could happen next. Alternative procedures for stress incontinence do not work very well and tend to be more surgical.
Under normal circumstances, you feel the urge to urinate at an appropriate time with sufficient warning so that you can safely go to the bathroom without hassle and inconvenience. Often, following pregnancy with vaginal birth, menopause (due to changes in estrogen levels) or cancer treatment, the problem of urge incontinence, which is when you have a sudden urge to urinate, can arise for women. With urge incontinence, urine may leak through the bladder and the constricting muscles that control urine flow.
Now there is a new groundbreaking, minimally-invasive treatment for mild and moderate urge incontinence, and vConfidence at South Denver OB/GYN can help you overcome this very common type of incontinence in women. The muscles around the opening of your bladder are designed to control urine flow by squeezing the passageway to prevent urine from leaking through the urethra. When those muscles that power your ability to involuntarily control your urine flow get weak or do not work from atrophy due to reduced collagen production or childbirth, urine can then pass through, following a sudden urge which may be too late.
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The most common causes of stress incontinence often include childbirth, surgery or an injury in the pelvic area, although some medications and generalized symptoms of aging can be associated to stress incontinence, as well as cancer treatment. At the top of the list of causes of incontinence is reduced estrogen levels in menopausal women, and vaginal childbirth. But in most cases, the fundamental underlying cause of weakened urine control is in the muscle tissue that controls the flow, and particularly it is due to a drop-off in collagen production in that tissue structure. To treat incontinence, South Denver OB/GYN gets to the root of the problem with fractional CO2 laser procedures that trigger new collagen production with fibroblasts so that your muscles and vital tissues in the pelvic area are regenerated so you can have more control.