Female Incontinence: Causes & Treatment Options

The majority of those who suffer from the common condition incontinence, not being able to control the discharge of urine, are women. Two major types of female incontinence are stress incontinence and urge incontinence.female incontinence chicago

Stress incontinence occurs when you sneeze, laugh, exercise or do activities that put pressure on the bladder. Contributors are age, pregnancy, childbirth and weight gain.

Urge incontinence is when you have the strong urge to urinate and are unable to reach the restroom. Overactive bladder is a form of urge incontinence. Contributing factors are irritation of the bladder, age, emotional stress, and brain conditions such as a stroke or neurological conditions.

Sometimes incontinence is temporary as a result of a medication or urinary tract infection. There are some lifestyle changes that can be done at home such as kegal exercises, maintaining a healthy weight, and cutting back on caffeine, but that is not always enough. Incontinence can feel embarrassing and cause emotional distress but there are treatments available that can help.


ThermiVa: A Non-Surgical Solution to Female Incontinence

ThermiVa is a non invasive and painless female vaginal rejuvenation treatment. The treatment is done in a series of three treatments although results are typically seen after one treatment. This painless treatment only takes about thirty minutes and there is no downtime. Advanced radiofrequency is used to tighten the internal and external vaginal tissue and muscles. Results can last approximately one year therefore a yearly maintenance treatment is recommended. ThermiVa has a wide variety of benefits including increased moisture, improving sexual sensation, internal and external tightening, and improvement of mild female incontinence. One of the factors leading to incontinence is weak and stretched muscles from pregnancy, childbirth, and age in which the ThermiVa can improve and tighten.

Competitors such as the Mona Lisa Touch and FemiLift use CO2 which is ablative and carries more risks than the ThermiVa. ThermiVa is gentle and efficacious with a very high patient satisfaction rate of 97% rating on RealSelf, a website dedicated to patient and physician feedback.

ThermiVa Female Incontinence Solution in North Chicago

Here at Ritacca Cosmetic Surgery & Medspa, Dr. Charisse Hudson-Quigley who is a board-certified OB-GYN who has been in practice for 20 years performs ThermiVa. She offers complimentary consultations as well as a pelvic exam prior to treatments. Whether your concern is improving the appearance, moisture, sensation of the vagina or improving mild female incontinence ThermiVa could be the perfect noninvasive treatment with no downtime for you! Call us to schedule your complimentary consultation today!