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BTL Emsella For Urinary Incontinence in Men

What is Urinary Incontinence?

Urinary leakage, also known as incontinence, is often a result of the muscles surrounding the urinary sphincter becoming damaged, weakened or out of sync with the muscles in the bladder.

As the bladder fills with urine, nerve signals tell the sphincter to stay squeezed shut whilst the bladder stays relaxed. The nerves and muscles should work together to prevent urine from leaking out of the body, however, in some cases, this bodily function no longer works as it should.

This can happen for many reasons, in different ways:

  • If your bladder squeezes at the wrong time, or too hard, urine may leak out.
  • If the muscles around the urethra are damaged or weak, urine can leak out even if you don’t have a problem with your bladder.
  • If your bladder doesn’t empty when it should, you are left with too much urine in the bladder. If the bladder gets too full, urine may leak out unexpectedly.

Urinary incontinence is the accidental leaking of urine. It’s not a disease. It’s a symptom of a problem with a man’s urinary tract that happens more often in older men than in young men, but it is often a common part of ageing.

Bladder Leakage In Older Men

Urge, stress and overflow incontinence are all common problems for both men and women in later life.

Urge incontinence occurs when you have a sudden urge to urinate. Many older people who suffer from urge incontinence often have only slightly weakened or relatively normal bladder control, but due to medical conditions such as diabetes, arthritis or Alzheimers, have a problem getting to the toilet in time, before a leak occurs.

Overflow incontinence happens when small amounts of urine leak from a bladder that is always full, especially if it is an enlarged prostate that is blocking the urethra. This type of incontinence is also caused by diabetes and spinal cord injuries in earlier life that often come into effect as we age.

Other factors can cause the onset of incontinence later life, particularly lifestyle choices and general health;

  • Medical conditions, particularly diabetes or heart conditions.
  • Tobacco use, which restricts blood flow to veins and arteries, can cause chronic health conditions that lead to erectile dysfunction over time.
  • Being overweight, especially if you’re obese.
  • Certain medical treatments, such as prostate surgery or radiation treatment for cancer.
  • Injuries, particularly if they damage the nerves or arteries that control erections.
  • Medications, including antidepressants, antihistamines and medications to treat high blood pressure, pain or prostate conditions.
  • Psychological conditions, such as stress, anxiety or depression.
  • Drug and alcohol use, especially if you’re a long-term or heavy user.

If you’ve had a prostatectomy (a surgical procedure for the partial or complete removal of the prostate), you may begin to experience both stress and urge incontinence causing you to leak urine when you cough, sneeze or lift something heavy due to the added pressure on the bladder.

Both of these forms of incontinence are common in older men, but more commonly following an invasive medical treatment in this area.

How does BTL Emsella treat Urinary Incontinence?

By targeting the pelvic floor muscles with High-Intensity Focused Electromagnetic (HIFEM) technology, BTL Esmella stimulates the muscles, tightens the pelvic floor and gives you back control of your bladder.

During the BTL Emsella treatment, electromagnetic currents directly stimulate the pelvic floor muscles beyond the level that can be consciously achieved through Kegel or other pelvic floor exercises, drastically cutting down the time between your first visit to a GP and recommendation for medical treatment if necessary.

This achieves far stronger contractions, giving your pelvic floor muscles a far better workout; the equivalent of over 11,000 Kegel exercises in one treatment.

BTL Emsella treatment also changes the structure of the muscles by stimulating the growth of new protein strands and muscle fibres to improve the physical action of the muscles overall!

Here’s why you should choose BTL Emsella;

  • FDA approved
  • Non-surgical
  • Non-intrusive
  • No recovery or downtime
  • Can be carried out without you having to get undressed
  • The treatments take just under half an hour per session,
  • Results can be felt after the first treatment.

If you are struggling with urinary incontinence, difficulty controlling your bowels or erectile dysfunction, BTL Emsella may be the right treatment for you.

Contact Estrada Clinic on 07701024293 and see how we can help you get your life back from urinary incontinence!

If you think that BTL Emsella may be right for you, contact Estrada Clinic on 07701024293, and see how we can help improve your pelvic health or Get in Touch in the form below.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    The results of BTL Emsella treatment can be seen as soon as after the first treatment in some women. However, we recommend a minimum course length of ten weekly treatments (preferably two sessions per week) to see optimum results from the treatment, and most people see and feel some results after two or three treatment sessions.

    The procedure is not at all painful, and many people bring along friends or family to chat to during treatment. You may also want to bring a book or magazine to read while on the Emsella chair or we can always have a good conversation or two!

    Some women feel the tensing and relaxing of the pelvic floor muscles during treatment, but this has been described as a very similar sensation to regular kegel exercises, and isn't uncomfortable.

    A single BTL Emsella treatment takes less than half an hour - 28 minutes to be precise!

    While some women will feel results after the first treatment, a minimum of 8-10 weekly or bi-weekly sessions is appropriate to feel the optimum results of BTL Emsella. We'll tailor your treatment plan to you and your body to create the most effective results but we offer more treatment sessions than any other clinic for your money. This is because, being the longest standing Emsella clinic in the Northwest, we have over five years experience of women and men's incontinence issues and know that six treatment sessions is not enough for the majority of people. Please keep this in mind when looking for the best clinic for you.

    If you are struggling with stress incontinence, BTL Emsella might be the perfect treatment for you.

    BTL Emsella can improve the symptoms of stress incontinence caused by menopause or childbirth, as well as other intimate health conditions, including vaginal laxity and difficulty reaching orgasm.

    However, if you are pregnant, have a pacemaker, have metal plates in your body, such as hip replacements or if you have a copper coil or IUD, then BTL Emsella is not suitable for you, and we can help give you the information you need to choose a different treatment in these cases. You should also remove any intimate piercings before treatment with BTL Emsella, and you cannot use Emsella when on your period as the treatment increases blood flow to the area!

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