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Stress Urinary IncontinenceAre you suffering in silence with stress urinary incontinence? If so, you may feel embarrassed, isolate yourself, limit your social life, exercise and leisure activities. You may have intimacy issues.

But, did you know you aren’t alone.

In fact, one in three women will experience some form of stress urinary incontinence during their lifetime.

In this article, we look at stress urinary incontinence (SUI) and an innovative, non-invasive treatment that can help.

First, let’s define it.

What is Stress Urinary Incontinence?

Defined as an involuntary loss of urine, SUI can occur when you cough, sneeze, laugh, exercise and sometimes simply when you stand up. There is nothing to be embarrassed about if you have this condition.

When you have SUI, you leak urine when you increase the pressure on your bladder. This causes a small amount of urine to leak from the urethra – the tube urine passes through.

Some of you may lose just a few drops of urine when coughing, laughing or exercising, while others may feel a sudden urge to urinate and can’t control it. Urine loss may also occur during sexual activity, causing great emotional distress.

What Causes It?

Twice as common in women as in men, SUI is caused by a loss of strength in the urethra due to a weakened pelvic support structure, causing the leakage of urine.

Pregnancy, childbirth and menopause are the major causes of stress urinary incontinence.

Over time, especially after childbirth, vaginal tissue can overstretch. This creates a feeling of looseness (laxity) and reduced sensitivity in the vaginal area. Let’s look at some of the causes in more depth:

Pregnancy: Unborn babies push down on your bladder, urethra and pelvic floor muscles. This added pressure may weaken your pelvic floor support and lead to SUI.

Childbirth: Many women leak urine after giving birth. During labor and vaginal birth, pelvic floor muscles can weaken, and the nerves that control the bladder can be weakened.

Menopause: Some women experience bladder control problems once they hit menopause and stop having periods. Why? The body stops making estrogen, and this may be responsible for weakening the urethral tissue.

The Good News

You no longer have to suffer alone. There is a way to treat SUI that is quick, easy and effective. New at the Plastic Surgery Center is a treatment called FemiLift.

FemiLift treats the entire area, supporting the urethra, increasing the thickness of your vaginal walls and strengthening the pelvic support structure.

The treatment reduces the symptoms of SUI and effectively restores urinary continence.

When you have the FemiLift treatment, the entire procedure takes about 30-minutes. You’ll experience little to no downtime and minimal side effects. This is how it works:

FemiLift is a non-surgical, quick and safe solution for Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI) and other various common feminine issues such as dryness, recurring infections and more.

It’s an easy, minimally-invasive treatment that can solve numerous feminine issues, fast. Join the women who have already discovered how this simple, pain-free procedure can make a huge difference in their lives.

Let’s start the conversation today. You’ll find that we are here to help you find a solution to an incredibly common female issue.

Would you like to talk with us about FemiLift and stress urinary incontinence? We’d love to meet you and discuss your options.

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