Being blessed with giving birth to a child (and later motherhood) is something many women dream about, yet the negative physical issues related to childbirth (such as incontinence) are often not openly discussed.
The aftermaths of childbirth
Pregnancy and childbirth have a significant influence on your body. Once you go through these stages, your body will never be the same again.
It’s not only about the usual consequences such as tissue tears, stretching of the vagina, weakening of the pelvic muscles or hemorrhoids. A serious problem that might linger on for a long time is urinary incontinence, which can be very embarrassing and can really limit your physical activity.
Two types of urinary incontinence
Urinary incontinence comes in two forms and both of them are equally exasperating:
- Stress incontinence, which is notable during jogging, jumping, coughing, laughing or sneezing. When you do any of these and similar activities, your muscles contract pushing out any urine that should stay stored in your bladder.
- Urge incontinence is a situation where a woman needs to rush to the toilet, often several times a day (even 15 or 20 times!), only to pass small amounts of urine. With urge incontinence, women frequently do not reach the facility in time, resulting in embarrassing moisture and urine leaking.
What can be done regarding these problems?
The good news is that both types of incontinence can be treated. Specialist Clinics of Australia has appropriate facilities to commence the investigation and treatment for such conditions.
There are a few ways of treating urinary incontinence:
- If the problem is not too advanced, you can simply build up your muscles by doing Kegel exercises. They strengthen the pelvic floor muscles, which support the uterus, bladder, small intestine and rectum.
- If your urinary incontinence reached an advanced stage, there are a couple of surgical procedures available but both of them are highly invasive and involve a general anaesthesia.
- TOT (trans-obturator tape) sling
- TVT (tension free vaginal tape) sling
- Er-YAG Laser treatment is the procedure that we recommend at Specialist Clinics of Australia. It is a painless procedure delivered through the vagina. The process of applying the laser beam naturally stimulates the regeneration of tissue that eventually leads to building a stronger support for the bladder.
We have been successfully treating many women over the years for incontinence and if this is a problem you’re struggling with, let us help you.