Is your life controlled by a sudden or unexpected loss of bladder control when you cough, laugh, jump or sneeze? Or are you constantly looking for a bathroom because you suffer from the urge to urinate so sudden that you always need to know where the nearest toilet is? If you answered yes, you may be part of the 40% of women or 11% of men in Australia that suffer from urinary incontinence.
The urinary bladder is quite vulnerable when it comes to withstanding pressure and being able to hold large amounts of urine. Conditions like pregnancy, infection, inflammation, medical treatment, surgeries, or injuries may lead to a disorder called urinary incontinence.
One of the latest treatment methods to keep urinary incontinence well under control is using EMSELLA at The Derm Lab Melbourne. Let’s delve more into the details of what urinary incontinence is, where does it stem from, what are its consequences, how it can be treated, and what EMSELLA does to address it.
As the name suggests, urinary incontinence is nothing but the inability of an individual to have voluntary control over their urinary capabilities. In such cases, the person often wets themselves since they cannot hold or release as per their will.
This may happen due to a variety of reasons the most popular ones of them being pregnancy, obesity, and age-related onset of disorders. Some of the types of urinary incontinence based on the reasons they occur are as follows:
This phenomenon is nothing but a slight leakage of urine every time you put physical stress on your bladder. This may happen when you exercise, sneezing loudly, laugh too hard, jumping, or coughing.
Any activity that places slight pressure on your bladder can result in some dripping of urine since your bladder is unable to hold it in such situations. The urethra and bladder are supported by the pelvic floor muscles, which contract during coughing, sneezing and exercise to prevent leakage. Weakness in the muscles or damage to the bladder neck support can result in leakage.
Stress incontinence is more common than it seems, although the intensity of it varies from individual to individual.
Urge incontinence doesn’t have you peeing yourself every time you feel the urge to do so. In fact, it is quite the opposite. In urge incontinence, one finds themselves in a constant urge to pee almost all the time, although not necessarily wetting themselves.
In other words, they need to be aware of where exactly the restroom is and not venture far enough lest they wet their pants. This restricts plenty of activities for them since most of their time and energy is spent trying to cater to this urge of urinating 2-3 times every hour.
EMSELLA is the only FDA approved and TGA cleared device for the non-invasive treatment of urinary incontinence. EMSELLA is effective, easy to use and comfortable.
The traditional methods of treating urinary incontinence either included daily exercise of the pelvic floor muscles (commonly known as Kegels), or invasive surgery. Surgeries carried out to fix urinary incontinence sometimes results in urge incontinence as a side effect.
The EMSELLA Chair is an FDA and TGA cleared medical device which works on the principle of using electromagnetic waves for treatment of urinary incontinence. These electromagnetic waves are targeted at the pelvis to rectify the root cause of the urinary incontinence.
The average rate of contractions is 11,000 in 28 minutes. These are extremely mild and pose no inconvenience or discomfort whatsoever.
The constant exposure to these electromagnetic waves effectively strengthens your pelvic floor muscles which restore its lost control. In due course of time, you can hold and release your urine like before and take control. This, in turn, sets your issue of urinary incontinence right. There won’t be any more urgency of urinating or dribbling urine down your pants since you failed to keep it in.
This treatment using electromagnetic waves is more effective than any other medications, superficial treatments, or invasive surgeries. In fact, using the EMSELLA Chair has absolutely no side effects and can be used by anyone regardless of their age, sex, health conditions, and any physical disorders. *subject to consultation*
This device is approved by the FDA and cleared for usage by the TGA. Trusted government bodies have rendered it safe and fit to be used on medical patients owing to its extremely non-hazardous and non-invasive pattern of working.
Given the fact that it is effective for restoring pelvic floor functioning and can be used under anyone without medical supervision, both the FDA and the TGA have declared it as an authentic treatment for urinary incontinence.
EMSELLA is easy to use coupled with high intensity and frequency of electromagnetic waves. In only 28 minutes you will have achieved 11,000 supramaximal contractions (kegel/pelvic floor contractions).It is not just equally effective, but also quite comfortable and convenient to use.
All you need to do is sit on the chair and let it do its job. The contractions may seem a little intense at first in the initial days of usage. The intensity can be modified so that it is comfortable and you will soon become accustomed to it.
EMSELLA is a non-invasive procedure that is extremely tolerable and does not create any downtime for the patient.
The electromagnetic waves are targeted at the entire pelvic floor muscles and not just positioned at one place. This causes the waves to distribute themselves equally over your entire pelvic floor area thereby causing benefits to the entire site.
If carried out regularly, EMSELLA is exclusively designed to strengthen your pelvic floor muscles thereby restore control to your bladder, addressing urinary incontinence in the best possible manner.
With EMSELLA, there is no invasive surgery, pain, or side effects involved. Anyone can use it anytime depending on the seriousness of either urinary incontinence.
You can get started right away and resume your daily activities immediately after your EMSELLA session.
Since the frequency of the electromagnetic waves is high, it ensures maximum benefits and You may observe improvement after a single session. The results will typically continue to improve over the next few weeks.
Not only that, the high frequency of electromagnetic waves may cause some discomfort in the initial stages but there is absolutely no pain. You’ll soon get accustomed to the feeling.
You can place it anywhere and get started on it at any time of your convenience. Moreover, the individual can remain fully clothed while undergoing the treatment.
The EMSELLA Chair treatment is 28 minutes long with 11,000 contractions per minute. It is quite a short while when you compare it to other tasks you do during the day. You can use this time to read a book, watch a short movie, or simply talk to someone else besides you.
There have been no reported cases of any side effects from EMSELLA. If you still have any concerns, you can always consult with our staff before commencing your EMSELLA program.
The entire pelvic floor muscles will feel intense and heavy contractions which may seem discomforting at first but not painful.
Each session is 28 minutes long. Whilst being treated you can choose to read a book or magazine.
The protocol for EMSELLA is x2 28 minute treatments per week for 3 weeks with at least one day in between treatments.
There are no reported side effects from EMSELLA
Some women have reported seeing immediate results, however, it is important to remember that results vary from patient to patient. For optimal results, it is recommended to undergo a full cycle of treatments, which is 6 sessions in total.
There is no need to prepare in any manner. However, loose clothing is recommended for the treatment.
Yes, it is similar to Kegel and other pelvic floor exercises. However, the contractions are more frequent and intense. These work towards tightening and strengthening your pelvic floor muscles better than Kegel or other manual exercises.
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