If you have not heard of urinary incontinence, you are lucky. Urinary incontinence is the involuntary leakage of urine – an individual urinates when they do not want to. Urinary incontinence is a common problem that affects many people. It is most common in individuals following a pelvic surgery, common in women during pregnancy or following childbirth and during menopause, and for men dealing with prostate health issues. Some individuals go through as many as four to six disposable pads a day and the leaking probably is not enough to need adult diapers. There are some innovative products to absorb leakage, however, we propose taking control of your bladder and treat the root problem of urinary incontinence.
One thing you can do is Kegel exercises: squeezing of the muscles of the pelvic floor. Developed by Arnold Kegel, an American gynecologist who specialized in pelvic floor muscles, has given women a first-line treatment against incontinence, female genital prolapses, etc. Strengthening these muscles means you have better support for your womb, bladder, and bowels. If you’re interested in Kegels, we have some instructions for you:
· Always empty your bladder before doing Kegel exercises
· Find a peaceful, quiet place with enough room to lay down. In time, you will require less focus and be able to do them anywhere
· To start Kegel exercises, squeeze the muscles in your pelvic floor as though you are holding in urine for a count of three seconds
· Relax the muscles and repeat the process 10 times every day. Practice until you can do three sets of the 10 repetitions (30 holds) – if too easy, or you live for a challenge, hold for longer.
If you are not sure where these muscles are, it is important to identify them prior to Kegels. When you are urinating, try to stop the flow of urine whilst breathing normally. Do not clench the muscles in your buttocks, legs, or abdomen and once the flow of urine slows or stops, you should pay attention to your pelvic floor; those are the muscles to focus on. However, do not do this regularly, just to locate the group of muscles and pay attention to your body because
exercising the wrong muscles can make urinary incontinence or erectile problems even worse. Women and men can benefit from Kegel exercises; we all have pelvic floors. The group of muscles being stimulated is also the same group of muscles that increase blood flow and activate in the groin during intercourse. By strengthening your pelvic floor, you can also improve many sexual functions, like orgasm, but also erections and ejaculation in men. It is important to point out that a strong pelvic floor and Kegels can improve your ability to reach an orgasm, improve blood circulation to your vagina, and can make intercourse more enjoyable. If the sexual benefits interest you, try Kegel balls, or Ben Wa balls. Now sold as sex toys, these little balls have been used for centuries – even ancient Taoists had vaginal weight training regimens 5,000 years ago.
Talking about our nether regions can be difficult and sometimes embarrassing, but that’s where Bare Envy Laser and Massage come in with our fabulous BTL Emsella machine. A revolutionary, non-invasive treatment where all you have to do is sit on the chair and it will strengthen the muscles along your pelvic floor for you. BTL Emsella is the only FDA approved treatment aimed at targeting those who suffer from urinary incontinence regardless if the trigger is stress (coughing, sneezing, running or heavy lifting) or the strong and sudden urge to urinate frequently. We are the only BTL Emsella Provider in Regina and only one of two in all of Saskatchewan. The Emsella targets the pelvic floor with thousands of ono-invasive supramaximal contractions per session, lifting the pelvic floor and giving you back control over your bladder. BTL Emsella helps to alleviate it all using High-Intensity Focused Electromagnetic technology (HIFEM®), strengthening and re-education of muscles via interaction of the magnetic field with the tissue of the patient.
Key Advantages of Treatment:
- Restores the strength of muscles along the pelvic floor
- Dramatically reduces the urge to urinate and increases control
- 95% of treated patients reported significant improvement in their quality of life
- Remain fully clothed during
- Quick sessions that can be booked when it is best for you
Stimulation leads to regained control over pelvic floor muscles and bladder. You may experience tingling and pelvic floor muscle contractions during the procedure and can expect improvement after a single session, sometimes immediately. You may resume daily activities immediately after the treatment and the results will typically continue to improve over the next few weeks. The technicians at Bare Envy will be happy to tailor a treatment plan for you. To achieve optimal results, we advise at least six sessions, with each session taking roughly 30 minutes. It is as easy as sitting in a chair and letting the machine do the work for you.