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Incontinence Treatment

Incontinence Treatment offered in Forest City, NC


Urinary incontinence is a common consequence of age, pregnancy, and childbirth. If you’re struggling with incontinence, board-certified family nurse practitioner Anne Brock, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC, has a noninvasive solution to improve your pelvic floor function at Brock Family Care in Forest City, North Carolina. BTL EMSELLA® is a safe, effective treatment for urinary incontinence. To learn more, call Brock Family Care or schedule an appointment online today.

Incontinence Treatment Q & A

What is incontinence?

Urinary incontinence causes you to lose bladder control. Depending on the severity of your condition, urine may leak when you cough or sneeze, or you may have a strong urge to urinate when your bladder isn’t full. Urinary incontinence affects everybody differently and is often an embarrassing, restrictive health concern for adults.

What causes incontinence?

Uncovering the cause of incontinence is essential when determining treatment. Some of the most common causes of urinary incontinence are:

 

Pregnancy

As your baby grows and develops inside your uterus, it can put pressure on your bladder and lead to stress incontinence.

 

Childbirth

Vaginal delivery can damage the muscles that control your bladder. Weakened muscles may cause the tissues to drop, or prolapse.

 

Menopause

Estrogen helps keep the bladder lining strong and healthy in women. Once you reach menopause, your estrogen levels plummet and your lining weakens.

 

Age

As you age, the muscles and tissues that support your bladder can weaken, which diminishes your body’s ability to store urine.

Certain factors, such as excess weight, smoking cigarettes, diabetes, and neurological diseases can increase your risk of urinary incontinence. Women are also significantly more likely than men to experience stress urinary incontinence with age.

What are the symptoms of incontinence?

Common symptoms of urinary incontinence include:

  • Sudden, intense urge to urinate
  • Dribbling urine
  • Difficulty making it to the toilet in time
  • Constant urge to urinate
  • Urine that leaks when you laugh, sneeze, or cough

You can also have a combination of urinary incontinence symptoms, such as dribbling urine and a constant urge to urinate.

What are the treatments for incontinence?

At Brock Family Care, EMSELLA is available for women and men with urinary incontinence. BTL EMSELLA is a noninvasive treatment that uses electromagnetic energy to trigger pelvic floor muscle stimulation.

During an EMSELLA treatment, you sit in a chair fully clothed while the device sends electromagnetic energy into your pelvic floor muscles. This energy stimulates thousands of kegel-like contractions to tighten and strengthen your pelvic floor.

The entire treatment takes just 28 minutes and requires no downtime. Many patients respond well to two treatments per week for three weeks, but Brock Family Care can tailor your treatment plan to meet your specific needs.

To learn more about EMSELLA for urinary incontinence, call Brock Family Care or schedule an appointment online today.

How much is the treatment?

The series of 6 treatments are $1,800. Brock Family Care offers Care Credit as an option of payment, where patients can finance the full amount within the period of 6 or 12 months with no interest. For any additional questions, please call our office at 828-382-7282.