Stress Incontinence

Stress incontinence is the most common form, especially in women, as it is often brought  about by childbirth, ageing or the menopause, as your pelvic floor muscles are stretched or weakened. This reduces the strength of the muscles and how well they hold the bladder and urethra, which means that when stress is put on the muscles, like when you sneeze, cough, stand up, jump or lift something heavy, you might find yourself leaking. This can feel uncomfortable and be embarrassing.

Stress incontinence after menopause is very common, with most women experiencing some degree of weakening in the pelvic floor muscles. For some women, this can appear in just the need to go to the bathroom more often, and having to consciously tense the muscles around the bladder occasionally when laughing, jumping or lifting heavy objects. 

However, for other women it can be far more serious, and have a big impact on the way they live their lives. Needing to get up multiple times in the night to use the toilet, always having to know where the nearest toilet is, not to mention the money spent on incontinence pads can all impact heavily on women’s lives.

Stress incontinence is often considered a chronic condition, meaning that it won’t resolve on its own without any treatment. For women suffering with more severe stress incontinence, many of the treatments available are surgical or invasive, and require long recovery periods and risk, such as colposuspension, sling surgery or the controversial vaginal mesh treatment, which has left many women with permanent and debilitating issues. Fortunately, a wave of non-surgical options, including BTL Emsella, are now here to help women suffering from stress incontinence after menopause without the risk of surgery and infection.

Stress incontinence is also particularly common after childbirth, due to the strain put on the pelvic floor muscles by vaginal childbirth. An estimated half of women who give birth will experience some changes in their continence, such as the signature leaks and dribbles when laughing, coughing or sneezing and having to get up multiple times in the night, which is the last thing you need with a new baby! Like menopausal stress incontinence, postnatal stress incontinence is generally considered chronic if it is continuing in severity for several months after birth.

With so much else happening in your life, contending with leaks and dribbles can make it difficult for you to try new things, go to new places and have experiences with other new mothers. It is also common for stress incontinence to disrupt intimacy among couples, as it can cause a major knock to your confidence, and disrupt sleep at a time when many parents are sleep deprived as it is.

Urge Incontinence

Urge incontinence is usually caused by neuromuscular dysfunction, and can be caused by an underlying health problem, such as diabetes. Mixed incontinence is a combination of stress and urge.

Kegels are the exercises that are often prescribed to help strengthen your pelvic floor, but they are time-consuming, take a long time to actually work, and for some people with a particularly weak pelvic floor, aren’t actually possible.

Our treatment works in the same way as Kegels, by contracting and relaxing the pelvic floor muscles, but the results are far quicker and more effective than traditional Kegel exercises, giving the pelvic floor muscles a much more intense workout that would not be possible without the Enola treatment..

Enola patients  have a 95% satisfaction rating, and people who have had the treatment said they saw a 75% decrease in their use of incontinence pads after treatment.

Any form of incontinence or difficulty holding your bladder can impact on your self-confidence and how you interact socially whilst carrying out your daily activities. If you’re suffering from symptoms of incontinence, Enola Private Clinic are here to help.

Sexual Rejuvenation

Our treatment works by regenerating and rejuvenating tissue in the vaginal canal and pelvic floor muscles, making it perfect for also treating sexual issues caused by loss of muscle and tissue tone.

Vaginal laxity (a feeling of looseness in the vaginal canal and around the opening of the vagina) is common in postnatal and postmenopausal women due to strain on the tissue in the vaginal canal or the loss of oestrogen and collagen in the body. In both cases, cell regeneration and an improvement in muscle tone in the area can help to treat vaginal laxity by lifting, tightening and boosting the tissues.

Vaginal laxity can also trigger several other issues, including a loss of sensation for both partners during sex, feelings of vaginal dryness and chafing, pain during sex and difficulty becoming aroused or reaching orgasm in women, all of which can make your sex life less satisfying and reduce the confidence of many women over time.

Our treatment can reduce vaginal laxity by tightening and strengthening tissues in the vaginal walls, as well as around the vaginal opening to improve your confidence and give you back control over your sex life.

Frequently Asked Questions

Some questions our clients has inquired about…

The results of BTL Emsella treatment can be seen as soon as after the first treatment in some people. However, we recommend a minimum course length of six to eight weekly treatments to see optimum results from the treatment, and most people see and feel results after two or three treatment sessions.

The procedure is not at all painful, and many people bring along friends or family to chat to during treatment. You may also want to bring a book or magazine to read while on the Emsella chair.

Some people feel the tensing and relaxing of the pelvic floor muscles during treatment, but this has been described as a very similar sensation to regular kegel exercises, and isn’t uncomfortable.

A single BTL Emsella treatment takes less than half an hour – 28 minutes to be precise!

While some people will feel results after the first treatment, a minimum of six weekly or biweekly sessions is appropriate to feel the optimum results of BTL Emsella. We’ll tailor your treatment plan to you and your body to create the most effective results.

If you are struggling with stress incontinence, BTL Emsella might be the perfect treatment for you.

BTL Emsella can improve the symptoms of stress incontinence caused by menopause or childbirth, as well as other intimate health conditions, including vaginal laxity and difficulty reaching orgasm. It can help men with all types of incontinence and erectile dysfunction.

However, if you are pregnant, have a pacemaker, have metal plates in your body, such as hip replacements or if you have a copper coil or IUD, then BTL Emsella not suitable for you, and we can help give you the information you need to choose a different treatment in these cases. You should also remove any intimate piercings before treatment with BTL Emsella.

Not suitable for anyone suffering epilepsy.

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If you think that BTL Emsella may be right for you, contact Enola Private Clinic on 0800 246 1309, and see how we can help improve your health.