Let’s face it — urinary incontinence is far more than just an inconvenience. It affects quality of life on a daily basis and can cost women several hundred dollars a year in protective pads and/or adult diapers. It is commonly diagnosed, yet not frequently brought up to healthcare providers. A recent study published in Obstetrics & Gynecology reported that approximately 68% of women ages 42-64 experience urinary incontinence. There are a few different types of urinary incontinence. Stress incontinence is the leaking of urine with coughing, sneezing, laughing, or exercising. It can also occur during intercourse. Urge incontinence is the leakage of urine when the bladder is full and one cannot get to the bathroom on time before leakage occurs. Mixed incontinence is a combination of both stress and urge incontinence.
Urinary incontinence commonly leads to a marked decreased quality of life — both physically and emotionally. Despite this impact, studies have found that less than half of women with urinary incontinence tell their health care providers about their problem. I have my theories as to why women suffer in silence as it pertains to their urologic health. I truly believe that women feel that they are alone when it comes to this embarrassing problem. In addition, the treatments available for urinary incontinence historically have been time-consuming, invasive, and often require surgical intervention. NOT ANYMORE! I would like to introduce you to EMSELLA, and the Couri Center is the first office to offer this treatment in central Illinois.
Fortunately, with the new FDA-approved EMSELLA treatment, you don’t have to live with stress, urge, or mixed incontinence any longer. BTL EMSELLA is a revolutionary, non-invasive and painless treatment for all types of urinary incontinence, pelvic floor prolapse and vaginal relaxation. The EMSELLA chair strengthens the pelvic floor muscles by focusing electromagnetic waves causing the muscles to contract and relax, exercising them in a similar way to Kegel exercises. The technology is known as High Intensity Focused Electromagnetic Technology (HIFEM) and it causes deep pelvic floor muscle stimulation. Patients sit comfortably fully clothed in the EMSELLA chair. The chair focuses on targeted tissue in the pelvis. Muscles are strengthened, restoring the support for the pelvic organs. The vaginal walls are tightened, and incontinence decreases.
The treatment consists of 2 sessions a week for 3 weeks. Each session lasts 28 minutes and does not even require you to change clothes. It is completely non-invasive. The most important thing to remember is that the sessions are painless. Despite that, EMSELLA is so powerful that one short 28-minute treatment provides the work equivalent to performing 11,200 Kegel exercises! Just think how long it would take us to perform all those exercises on our own. Impossible!
In as few as 3 weeks, patients strongly agree their quality of life improved by 95%. Two-thirds of treated patients totally eliminated or decreased the use of pads for leakage and the results were maintained at a 6-month follow-up.
Our patients that have had the EMSELLA treatments at our office are seeing amazing results. One of our patients told me that after just two of the six treatments, she no longer had to wear a pad at night while sleeping and that she woke up dry for the first time in years. Another patient reported that after 3 treatments, she noticed significantly less pelvic pressure and less urinary urgency. She could “hold her urine” until she could get to the restroom. She did not leak anymore like she did before when she suffered with urge incontinence. Another patient told me that after two treatments, she no longer leaked when she coughed or sneezed. She was thrilled.
I’ve included a Couri Center patient testimonial:
I’m sure many of you can relate to the issues I was having: Bladder leakage when I coughed, sneezed, or when I laughed hard. When I exercised I had to stay at a “low impact” level because I couldn’t jump or jog. I was also waking up in the middle of the night to use the bathroom…. Every. Single. Night.
After my first treatment on the Emsella chair I was able to work out that same night and I was able to do a jumping jack without any leakage! I was truly amazed. By the third treatment my symptoms had diminished. I can sneeze without crossing my legs, and I can sleep through the night, etc.
I am so grateful and thankful that Dr. Couri has brought this technology to our practice. Something as easy as sitting on a chair 2 times a week, for 3 weeks, is going to improve my active lifestyle. Nothing can stop me now!
Why suffer with urinary incontinence any longer? You deserve to regain control. Call us today to learn how EMSELLA can change your life forever.
To Your Health,