New, Natural, No medication, No Surgery Treatment of Urinary Incontinence In Women
- Urinary Incontinence (UI) is very common in women of all ages.
- All types of urinary incontinence is manageable at any age.
- PRP or Platelet Rich Plasma offers a natural, safe and viable management option for Urinary Incontinence in many women.
- Ask for help if you have urinary incontinence, there is absolutely no need to be embarrassed!
What is Urinary Incontinence?
Involuntary loss of urine or Urinary Incontinence is a very common condition and affects millions of women of all ages. Urinary Incontinence is twice as common in women as men. Pregnancy and vaginal birth, menopause, and the structure of the female urinary tract account for the increase in incidence of Urinary Incontinence in women
Types of Urinary Incontinence in Women:
There are several types of Urinary Incontinence and each type can be managed with a combination of treatments:
Stress Incontinence: Involuntary leakage of small amounts of urine with any activity that increases pressure on bladder e.g coughing, sneezing, jumping etc.
Urge Incontinence: Involuntary leakage of large amounts of urine at rest with no precipitating activity e.g while resting comfortably or even during sleep.
Mixed Incontinence: This usually includes symptoms of stress and urge incontinence together.
Overflow Incontinence: Inability to hold urine in a full bladder leading to involuntary leakage of small amounts of urine
Overactive Bladder: Frequent and urgent desire to urinate, may be associated with urge incontinence.
Functional Incontinence: Urinary leakage and inability to hold urine due to physical disability or communication difficulty that prevents reaching the toilet.
Transient Incontinence: Temporary involuntary urinary leakage due to any concurrent illness such as coughing, bladder infection, side effects of a new medication etc.
Evaluation Of Your Urinary incontinence:
You urinary incontinence evaluation starts with a thorough history of your urinary symptoms and your overall health and other medical conditions. A pelvic exam and an in-office test called “bladder stress test’ may be done by your doctor as part of your initial evaluation. The bladder stress test consists of observation for urinary leakage with coughing. Additional tests that may be recommended by your gynecologist or urogynecologist to further evaluate your incontinence. Not everyone needs additional testing.
Treatment Of Urinary Incontinence:
Several modalities are used to manage urinary incontinence and generally, most women need a combination of treatment modalities for the best results with the least side effects. The traditional treatment methods for urinary incontinence in women are:
- Behavioral Remedies: Bladder Retraining
- Strengthening The Pelvic Muscles: Kegel Exercises and vaginal TENS unit
- Medicines for Overactive Bladder: A class of medications called anticholinergics are frequently prescribed for overactive bladder. They work by causing relaxation of bladder muscles and thereby preventing bladder muscle spasms and spontaneous urine leakage. These medications have several side effects, most common side effects are dry mouth, constipation and drowsiness but at larger doses, they may cause blurred vision, a faster heartbeat, and flushing and confusion Prolonged use has been associated with memory loss and dementia.
- Vaginal Devices for Stress Incontinence: Like a pessary can lead to increased incidence of recurrent vaginal infections
- Injections for Stress Incontinence: A variety of bulking agents, such as collagen and carbon spheres, have been used for injection near the urinary sphincter to increase tissue thickness and to close the bladder opening which reduces stress incontinence. This treatment is less invasive than surgery but more invasive than the aforementioned treatments.The bulking agents dissolve over time and have to be repeated.
- Surgery for Stress Incontinence: There are three types of Surgery for supporting the bladder back to its normal position; retropubic suspension and two types of sling procedures. Each surgery has its own pros and cons.
Our All Natural, No Medication Treatment Approach to Urinary Incontinence in Women
For our Dallas and Southlake, urinary incontinence patients with mild to moderate stress, urge and mixed incontinence we have a no medication, no surgery, all natural treatment to achieve better bladder control and reduce the symptoms of urinary incontinence for optimum bladder function. We use a combination of behavioral remedies, pelvic muscle strengthening and PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) injection treatment.
PlasmaGenesis with PRP- Platelet Rich Plasma For Urinary Incontinence:
PlasmaGenesis with Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) can be very effective in improving Urinary Incontinence in women. PRP treatment is a simple, almost entirely painless procedure. The entire treatment takes less than an hour in our Dallas and Southlake offices. The PRP contains several growth factors; platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF), transforming growth factor (TGF), platelet factor interleukin (IL), platelet derived angiogenesis factor (PDAF), vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), epidermal growth factor (EGF), insulin-like growth factor IGF and fibronectin. These growth factors are released upon injection of PRP in the previously numbed urethra and they collectively lead to regeneration of your own normal healthy tissue to rejuvenate the muscles, nerves, blood vessels and the distal female genitourinary tract -clitoral- urethral- bladder-vaginal interface. The patients treated with PlasmaGenesis and vaginal muscle training exercises experience a moderate to significant reduction in Urinary Incontinence, improvement and strengthening of orgasmic activity, improvement in the sensation of clitoris and reduction of pain during intercourse.
How Many PlamsaGenesis Treatments are Needed for Urinary Incontinence Management?
PlasmaGenesis for urinary incontinence works by regeneration of your own healthy support tissue via your own growth factors. The response to PlasmaGenesis varies due to differences in individual genetics, overall health, lifestyle etc. Most women with mild urinary incontinences experience adequate improvement after one or two treatments, eight to ten weeks apart followed by a single treatment every eight to twelve months since we do not stop aging.
PRP for Urinary Incontinence is not for everyone. It is best to schedule your consultation with Dr. Malik to determine if PlasmaGenesis treatment is suitable for your Urinary Incontinence.
Call 888-210-9693 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to request an appointment to explore treatment options for your mild to moderate urinary incontinence in Dallas and Southlake.