OB/GYNs located in Orange County, Fountain Valley, CA
Approximately 25 million Americans suffer from urinary incontinence or loss or bladder control. Up to 80% of people with urinary incontinence are women. Incontinence is characterized by accidental bladder leakage. If you’re suffering from loss of bladder control, it’s time to seek treatment with the help of Minal Mehta, MD. At her office in Orange County, California, Dr. Mehta offers the latest in noninvasive urinary incontinence treatment to help you start enjoying life once again. Call today or book your appointment online to find out if treatment is right for you.
Urinary Incontinence Q & A
What is urinary incontinence?
Urinary incontinence is uncontrollable urine leakage. Your kidneys make urine and your bladder stores it. Your bladder muscles tighten when you need to urinate, and urine exits your body through the urethra. When you suffer from urinary incontinence, your surrounding pelvic floor muscles aren’t strong enough to hold the urethra shut when urine is in your bladder.
Urinary incontinence is a loss of bladder control that’s categorized into two main types: stress incontinence and urge incontinence. Stress incontinence is the most common kind of urinary incontinence, affecting both younger and older women.
Stress incontinence occurs when you have weak pelvic floor muscles that put pressure on your bladder. The pressure makes it difficult for your bladder and urethra to work properly, and actions like laughing, sneezing, or coughing can cause you to accidentally leak urine.
Urge incontinence is bladder leakage that is characterized by a strong urge to urinate. Sometimes called overactive bladder (OAB), urge incontinence can become a problem if you feel the need to urinate more than eight times a day or can’t get to the bathroom before your bladder begins to leak.
What causes urinary incontinence?
Urinary incontinence can have several causes. It affects women twice as much as men, in part because pregnancy, childbirth, and menopause weaken pelvic muscles and increase your chances of developing incontinence.
Some other causes of urinary incontinence include:
- Excessive weight
- Nerve damage
- Urinary tract infection
- Neurological disorders
- Surgery, such as hysterectomy
How does the BTL Emsella treat urinary incontinence?
Urinary incontinence isn’t something you need to live with as a normal consequence of aging. Dr. Mehta offers breakthrough treatment for urinary incontinence at her private office in Orange County, helping women stay healthy and bringing their confidence back.
BTL Emsella is a completely noninvasive treatment for urinary incontinence. Using high-intensity electromagnetic technology, the BTL Emsella stimulates your pelvic floor muscles to restore strength and control. Your muscles contract thousands of times in each session, but treatment remains comfortable.
Dr. Mehta develops personalized treatment plans for each of her patients. For urinary incontinence treatment with the BTL Emsella, you can expect a series of about six sessions for optimal results. Each session takes just 30 minutes and you can remain fully clothed.
BTL Emsella strengthens your pelvic floor muscles, tightening them and improving your body’s ability to work properly. After just one session, you’ll likely notice improved bladder control and these results will only improve over the coming weeks.
Stop living with embarrassing urinary incontinence and start enjoying your life again with BTL Emsella therapy. Call Dr. Mehta and her caring team to learn more or book your first appointment online today.
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