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Stress Incontinence

 
Fotona are launching a new treatment for stress incontinence (UI) the involuntary leakage of urine. This is a common and distressing problem which may have a profound impact on the quality of life. UI is almost always treatable but is an under-reported to medical practitioners.
 
There are 3 types of urinary incontinence related to abnormality
  • Bladder over activity - Urge incontinence
  • Bladder under activity - Overflow incontinence
  • Urethra over activity - Overflow incontinence
  • Urethra under activity - Stress incontinence
Stress urinary incontinence is a result of relaxation of the pelvic floor muscles and is often related to
  • Childbirth
  • Obesity
  • Age
  • Pregnancy
The prevalence of stress incontinence is
  • 28% of women younger then 60
  • 35% of women older than 60
There are a few treatment options available
  • Protective underwear
  • Catheters
  • Intra urethral devices
  • Intra vaginal support
  • Pelvic floor muscle training
  • Vaginal Cones
  • Pelvic floor electrical stimulation
  • Extra corporeal magnetic innervation
  • Thermal Intra urethral radio frequency
  • Injectable bulking agents
  • Surgery with a TOT sling
  • Fotona Laser treatment
The Fotona laser treatment is minimally invasive and and involves a non ablative thermally processed mucosa- collagen remodeling and neocallagenesis.
 
The advantages of the new treatment are
 
  • Minimally invasive- no cutting, no bleeding, no ablation
  • Ambulatory procedure
  • Virtually painless, no anaesthetic
  • No special pre or post op routines
  • No consumables
  • Quick and easy procedure
  • Single visit
  • High success rate
The procedure is currently undergoing trials but shows a high patient satisfaction rate.
If you would like to know more about this procedure either as a patient or as a doctor then contact us today.
 
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