How is Incontinence Caused in Women?
Urinary incontinence is a term used to refer to the loss of bladder control. The problem is quite common in women. It occurs as a result of pregnancy, childbirth, and menopause. The severity of urinary incontinence ranges from occasional urine leakage when laughing, coughing, or sneezing to the inability to control your urine.
Our doctors at Sexual Wellness Centers of America in Frisco, TX specialize in treating incontinence in women using a procedure known as the SHEshot®. As you age, your body's estrogen production slows., and you can experience painful sex, feminine dryness, and incontinence.
How does the SHEshot help with urinary incontinence?
The SHEshot uses a specialized tissue regenerative fluid (TRF) to encourage the body’s natural regenerative abilities to improve vaginal health, so you can no longer suffer from painful intercourse or vaginal dryness. It also assists with embarrassing incontinence issues. In addition, the SHEshot can improve orgasms and promote increased sensitivity.
If you suffer from incontinence, the SHEshot might provide the relief you need by reducing or removing bladder leaks. Our team will listen to your concerns and discuss your particular medical condition and needs to determine the best treatment options to help meet your goals.
Urinary incontinence in women
Urinary incontinence impacts twice the number of women as men. Pregnancy, childbirth, and menopause significantly impact the muscles that support the bladder, urethra, and vagina. The muscles in the pelvic floor weaken and sustain damage. The weakened muscles cannot effectively hold the urine. The stress and pressure lead to urine leakage.
Incontinence can impact a woman of any age, but it is more common in post-menopausal women due to hormonal changes. The Office of Women’s Health reports that 4 out of 10 women who are 65 and older have some form of urinary incontinence.
Bladder control problems are common after menopause. The low levels of estrogen weaken the urethra, so it can no longer effectively hold urine. Also, aging impacts the pelvic floor muscle strength.
There are two common forms of urinary incontinence in women:
- Stress incontinence is the most generic form of incontinence. It can happen when the bladder experiences stress or pressure. The weak pelvic floor muscles place pressure on the bladder and urethra. Common actions like coughing, laughing, and sneezing cause urine leakage. Some women also suffer from leaking urine when they move suddenly or perform physical activities.
- Urge incontinence occurs when there is a strong and sudden urge to urinate. Many women with urge incontinence can make it to the bathroom but feel the urge to urinate frequently throughout the day. Urge incontinence is also called overactive bladder. Many older women experiences urge incontinence. It can often happen when sleeping or when hearing running water.
Symptoms of urinary incontinence in women include:
- Need to rush to the bathroom or suffer urine leakage
- Urine leakage when exercising or moving
- Coughing, laughing, or sneezing causes urine leakage
- Constant feeling of urine leakage and wetness
- Sensation of incomplete emptying of the bladder
Urinary incontinence is embarrassing and emotionally devastating for many women. It can adversely impact a woman’s sex life. Many women won’t leave the house for fear of having an accident.
Schedule a urinary incontinence consultation today
Do you suffer from urinary incontinence? If so, we invite you to schedule a consultation with our team at Sexual Wellness Centers of America in Frisco, TX to discuss treatment options. Our doctors will sit down with you to evaluate and discuss your medical history. They will answer any questions or concerns you might have. Contact us today to learn more.