Annual Women's Health Section
Women suffering from urinary incontinence can benefit from this breakthrough technology.
Understanding Urinary Incontinence
According to the Mayo Clinic, 50% of adult women suffer from urinary incontinence, or the involuntary leakage of urine. This problem increases with age, with up to 75% of women over the age of 65 reporting urinary incontinence. This condition can affect one’s quality of life and often prevents women from engaging in the physical activities they enjoy.
Urinary incontinence is often the result of weak pelvic floor muscles, the layer of muscles that span the bottom of the pelvis and provide control over the bladder and bowel. Pelvic floor function can be affected by physiological changes such as vaginal birth, menopause, and aging.
Treatment With EMSELLA
EMSELLA is a noninvasive, innovative treatment that treats urinary incontinence by strengthening the pelvic floor. The technology is fashioned as a chair that utilizes HIFEM, or high intensity focused electromagnetic energy, to stimulate 12,000 pelvic floor muscle contractions during a single session. These contractions, also known as Kegels, strengthen and reeducate the muscles of incontinent patients.
Treatment simply involves sitting on the EMSELLA chair. During the 30-minute session you will feel tingling and pelvic floor muscle contractions. EMSELLA requires no downtime, meaning you can resume daily activities immediately following treatment.
Your provider will tailor a treatment plan to fit your needs with most treatment plans involving six sessions, scheduled twice a week. Patients often see improvement after a single session, with gradual improvement over the course of treatment.
95% of EMSELLA patients have reported an improved quality of life since undergoing treatment. Thanks to EMSELLA, women suffering from incontinence can reclaim control over their bladder function and return to activities with confidence.