Just an episode of leaking in public is embarrassing enough to make you want to hide your face and be stuck in time from where you are. But what else can be more annoying if it happens at least once a day – in the most unexpected places – churches, schools, and offices, and in the most unexpected times of the day – at night when making love? Not a single woman should suffer from the embarrassment of urinary incontinence. Don’t let it happen to you. Get an effective urinary incontinence treatment (More on this in a bit). For now, let us first talk about Stressed Urinary Incontinence to understand it better.
WHAT IS STRESS URINARY INCONTINENCE?
Just a few drops of urine or a large, uncontrollable flow, SUI happens very often that it becomes a part of some women’s daily embarrassing life situation.
But an overwhelming number of women rather suffer in the dark, silently than discuss about urinary incontinence. And we don’t wonder. The condition is unpleasant and embarrassing. Women would rather not talk about it at all, unless it is brought up in the conversation.
Stress incontinence, which can be addressed by urinary incontinence treatment, is an inability of controlling the urge to urinate, an embarrassing disorder that often leads women to isolation.
SUI occurs especially when you’re sneezing, exercising, engaging in intercourse, lifting a heavy object or coughing – causing the leak in your urethra, the tube where the urine is passing through. But sometimes, even when standing up from a reclining or seated position makes women leak due to additional bladder pressure.
It can also happen due to the great abdominal pressure you’re putting on to your bladder, especially when suffering from a loose vagina. It can also be a result of weak pelvic muscle or due to a weak sphincter muscle that opens and closes leading to incontinence. Because the muscle controlling the urethra has weakened, it cannot efficiently prevent urine flow, even under normal circumstances.
WHAT CAUSES URINARY INCONTINENCE IN WOMEN?
Aside from weakened pelvic floor muscles, urinary incontinence may also be caused by an underlying health problem, such as urinary tract infection (UTI), constipation, or vaginal infection. If you take medications like oral estrogens, alpha-blockers, or antidepressants, these can also lead to temporary bladder issues.
Other causes of SUI include obesity and smoking. Carrying excess weight in your body’s midsection places additional pressure on the bladder and in turn, weakens the pelvic floor and urethral structures. This will eventually lead to more frequent urinary leakage.
We previously mentioned that SUI may occur in regular bodily activities, like coughing. Smokers tend to develop a chronic cough which ends up putting undue pressure on their pelvic floor muscles. Like many causes of SUI, smoking can exacerbate coughing and increase the likelihood of unexpected urine leakages.
WHY ARE WOMEN MORE AT RISK OF DEVELOPING URINARY INCONTINENCE?
Involuntary incontinence, according to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive, and Kidney Diseases, affect a higher number of women versus men – especially after having at least one vaginal delivery. It happens because the pelvic and sphincter muscles are weakened due to too much stretching out.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) also states that women are more likely to develop urinary incontinence or overactive bladder syndrome (OBS) because of unique biological events. Pregnancy, natural childbirth, and menopause all have significant impacts on the urinary tract and its surrounding muscles.
Additionally, women have a much shorter urethra compared to men. Any damage resulting from this organ (e.g. due to surgery or another existing medical condition) will more likely lead to an overactive bladder.
Though men also suffer from urinary incontinence, the NIH states this condition is considerably less prevalent among men, with only 3-11% suffering from an overactive bladder. This figure is much higher among women (3-17%).
For some women, SUI occurs as a side effect of pelvic surgery ageing. Other risk factors include constipation, hormonal deficiencies and excessive alcohol intake and smoking.
TYPES OF URINARY INCONTINENCE
Urinary incontinence may be further classified into different types, each marked by unique symptoms and conditions:
- Stress Incontinence — Urine leakage caused by exerting high pressure on the bladder, from coughing, laughing, exercising, sneezing, or lifting heavy objects.
- Overflow Incontinence — Women may feel a great urge to urinate but cannot fully release all the urine stored in the bladder.
- Urge Incontinence — Marked by a sudden urge to urinate, which is difficult to delay. Women with urge incontinence cannot hold their pee for longer periods, due to uncontrollable bladder contractions.
- Mixed Urinary Incontinence — Results from a combination of both stress incontinence and urge incontinence. This type may be caused by various factors like overactive bladder muscles, muscle weakness, and nerve damage.
- Functional Incontinence — The individual is physically capable of controlling their bladder but cannot empty it out due to physical or cognitive limitations. Functional incontinence is much more common among older adults or individuals that suffer from disabilities like dementia, confusion, arthritis, limited mobility, etc.
WHY WOMEN WOULD RATHER KEEP QUIET ABOUT URINARY INCONTINENCE
Just how common is SUI? Sources reveal that almost half of the women who have had at least one vaginal delivery suffer from incontinence, mainly due to vaginal looseness. Again, the pelvic and sphincter muscles are weakened due to too much stretching out in pregnancy and childbirth as well. What follows is looseness, not only stretch marks or weight gain after pregnancy.
Why would women rather hide in silence, not discuss it with anyone and suffer alone? Just the topic of leaking in public is the least you’d want to talk about, and no wonder. It is embarrassing to admit that you have this disorder. It is not something to be proud of because leaking in public is and will never be a pleasant thing.
Women also choose not to speak about it with their doctors for the fear of criticism and due to the sensitivity of the condition. So instead of getting urinary incontinence treatment, these women would rather deal with the problem themselves or let it be. To call every single day a day in their lives in which nothing would change except their constant isolation from everyone. Not talking about incontinence with a medical practitioner, the problem can get worse every waking day.
Many also keep it from their partners, who are clueless about their (women) condition unless they leak. So not until that day or night when they would leak while with their partners, they won’t open the topic on urinary incontinence up – for the fear of being embarrassed.
At the workplace, women with SUI choose not to talk about it except if they leak on the floor and their colleagues find out the sad truth Sufferers, who are afraid of rejection, simply tend to isolate themselves socially rather than be judged by their peers and colleagues.
AND THERE ARE THE PAIN POINTS TO LEAKING IN PUBLIC
So much humiliation that if given a choice you rather stay at home than go on with your daily life.
“If I only had a choice…,” you were saying.
In the public – train station, market, shopping centre, restaurant, dental clinic and spa, the list is endless.
“But even with stress incontinence, I have to go on and live my life,” you were self-talking in the mirror before going to work or doing the house chores.
The hassle of frequently changing your underwear is another stressful thing to do. It keeps happening without stopping, as you won’t want to smell around people or even when alone.
The paranoia: “Oh my, I hope not to leak in this meeting.I have a very important presentation for work.” Inside your head, your thoughts are battling.
“I might leak here, right now.”
“I should concentrate and think positive that I won’t, but what if I do?”
In the bedroom with your husband, having sexual intercourse can also lead to stress incontinence. And it can be extremely embarrassing to leak in front of him. No way, it is humiliating for him to find out that your vagina is too loose that it cannot anymore control urine from passing through involuntarily!
What an emotional stress to suffer from SUI. It won’t stop and leave you alone. In fact, it strikes in the most unexpected times and situations.
Too much of anything is never good. Don’t let stress urinary incontinence take your sanity and life quality away! Get ONLYTITE® urinary incontinence treatment.
HOW ONLYTITE URINARY INCONTINENCE TREATMENT CAN HELP
Your life is already complicated enough. It is about the time and it just makes sense to make it easier – without the incontinence!
Get ONLYTITE® urinary incontinence treatment in Singapore. It is an effective, safe, and non-invasive treatment – without the surgery to treat incontinence (and restore vaginal tightness). It involves a “sit-and-treat” focused electromagnetic technology delivering pelvic floor muscle contractions that strengthen and restore tightness in your vaginal muscles.
After just a single 30-minute session of this treatment, you’ll observe significant improvements on your symptoms. Feelings of embarrassment or sexual inadequacy will resolve and you’re more confident to go about your day-to-day activities without worrying about accidental leakages.
Aside from treating urinary incontinence, ONLYTITE® also helps fight off vaginal dryness and all other issues associated with your “down below”.
Getting an ONLYTITE® incontinence treatment in Singapore delivers you the results without the downtime and pain! And with just one session, you will notice the difference – a reduction in leaking.But, we understand women have varying needs, depending on their condition.
Generally, those who have undergone childbirth or are dealing with urinary incontinence are recommended to get monthly treatment sessions to ensure optimal condition of their vaginal muscles.
WHAT TO EXPECT AFTER GETTING URINARY INCONTINENCE THE TREATMENT IN SINGAPORE
You’ll achieve enhanced vaginal tone and tightness that will also lead to better blood circulation and lubrication, promoting sexual stimulation. After that, you can wait for only three days before engaging in sexual intercourse again.
You will also feel significant improvements from urinary incontinence symptoms! Plus, ONLYTITE® is not only for women suffering from incontinence but also for those suffering from painful sex, vaginitis, vaginal laxity and lack of sexual sensation due to vaginal looseness as well as for breast cancer survivors who should avoid hormonal treatment for any of the conditions mentioned earlier.
ONLYTITE® can help with urinary incontinence without the pain! It is non-invasive – so no worries about infection risk or bleeding. It is one of the top reasons this procedure is chosen by women suffering from either or both vaginal laxity or incontinence because it provides them with excellent results without their health and wellness suffering from any complications and issues.
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT URINARY INCONTINENCE TREATMENT IN SINGAPORE
What Is An Open Bladder Neck Obstruction?
Urinary problems like incontinence occur when there are abnormalities in the bladder neck that prevent it from completely relaxing or opening during urination. Men and women suffering from bladder neck obstruction often record similar symptoms like
- Irregular urine output
- Unable to completely empty out their bladder
- Sudden urge to urinate
- Increased frequency of urination
- Pelvic pain (more common among women than in men)
Does Pelvic Organ Prolapse Cause Urinary Incontinence?
Yes. Urinary incontinence is one symptom of pelvic organ prolapse, with about 40% of women aged 60 and above reporting incontinence as the most common symptom. Behavioural changes like reducing caffeinated beverages and alcohol, reducing fluid intake, and pelvic floor exercises can help improve pelvic muscle function.
What Is The Best Treatment For Urinary Incontinence In Singapore?
ONLYTITE® is considered one of the best treatments for urinary incontinence. It’s a “sit-and-treat” machine that’s similar to a chair. It can produce thousands of contractions targeting the vaginal wall and canal. Contractions help facilitate collagen production, subsequently improving vaginal thickness and lubrication.
ONLYAESTHETICS offers advanced ONLYTITE® treatment for urinary incontinence in Singapore. Consult with one of our doctors now.
How Do I Stop Frequent Urination?
Making frequent trips to the bathroom just to relieve yourself could be a symptom of frequent urination. The condition may be disruptive, especially for day-to-day activities but it’s completely treatable and can be managed with help from a healthcare provider. Here are other tips to treat frequent urination:
- Drink plenty of water: This will help dilute the concentration of waste in the urine and reduce the need to urinate frequently.
- Avoid caffeine and alcohol: These are diuretics, meaning they increase urine production and lead to more frequent urination.
- Practise pelvic floor muscle exercises: These exercises can help strengthen the muscles that control urination and improve bladder control.
- Go to the bathroom regularly: Try to establish a routine of urinating every 2-4 hours, even if you do not feel an urgent need to do so.
- Wear loose-fitting clothes: Tight clothing can put pressure on the bladder and worsen symptoms of frequent urination.
- Avoid bladder irritants: Certain foods and drinks, such as spicy or acidic foods, can irritate the bladder and increase the need to urinate.
- Manage stress: Stress and anxiety can trigger bladder problems, so practising stress-management techniques can help.
- Medications: In some cases, medications may be prescribed to help control frequent urination.
Where To Get Treatment For Urinary Incontinence In Singapore?
You can get treatment for urinary incontinence from a licensed medical clinic in Singapore. ONLYAESTHETICS offers ONLYTITE® for women suffering from this condition. Schedule a consultation at our aesthetics clinic now.