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Do you worry about laughing too hard? Do you cross your legs before you sneeze or cough?
For most women the answer is yes!
Bladder weakness is a problem that a quarter of women experience. Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI) is the most common type of bladder weakness, and it affects millions of women, especially after pregnancy and childbirth. SUI happens when the pelvic floor muscles that support the bladder become weakened, laughing and coughing put pressure on these muscles – and that’s why sometimes there can be a leak.
SUI is very common, but it’s still a pretty taboo subject. We may joke about it with our girlfriends, but most women don’t talk to their GP about it or seek medical advice. The main reasons for not seeking help are the embarrassment factor and the misconception that there’s nothing that can be done. Well, we’re here to put both those reasons to rest.
Pelvic floor exercises can strengthen the muscles and improve bladder control. These exercises are easy to do, and results show after a couple of months. Like any muscle, the more you use and exercise them, the stronger they will be.
There are also more permanent ways to improve the symptoms of SUI. We believe the best and most effective method is FemiLift, which is why we offer it as one of our services at Doctor’s Laser Clinic. We have been safely using C02 lasers on the face for many years to resurface, rejuvenate and tighten the skin. Using the same type of laser with a special attachment, we can treat SUI in a fast and pain free procedure.
Dr Kathy Kestin has been trained by Alma Lasers Surgical Team to perform this revolutionary treatment. Widely available in America and Europe, increasing numbers of gynaecologists in the private sector are advising women to have vaginal laser treatment when considering surgery for SUI before the situation deteriorates to the point of needing much riskier surgery.Bladder weakness, FemiLift, Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI), SUI