Urinary incontinence in women is a surprisingly common issue, but many don't know or fully understand the underlying causes. Urinary incontinence isn't just something that happens as we age — it can happen to anyone at any time.
Many women find the issue of urinary incontinence difficult to talk openly about, which makes seeking treatment all the more difficult. At InMode, we’re passionate about helping individuals seek out the health, beauty and well-being treatments they need to improve their quality of life. Our motivation has seen us develop and supply clinics with state-of-the-art technology to help address female urinary incontinence in patients of all ages.
Continue reading to learn more about the underlying causes of urinary incontinence and how InMode, in partnership with clinical providers, can assist.
What Causes Urinary Incontinence in Women?
Investigating the causes of urinary incontinence can help women identify how to best manage this condition. In many cases, urinary incontinence is related to weakened muscles in the pelvic area, which leads to a lack of control over the bladder.
However, although this is one of the most common causes of urinary incontinence in women, there are other contributing factors. Pregnancy and childbirth can weaken muscle control around the bladder, while certain types of medications or health problems can also increase the risk or worsen existing symptoms.
It's important for women who experience incontinence to talk with a trusted healthcare provider and explore their options for treatment. Doing so may help return a sense of normalcy that has been lost due to urinary incontinence.
Childbirth can have a significant impact on urinary health. Issues such as incontinence occur primarily due to trauma experienced by the pelvic muscles and nerves during delivery, which disrupts the functioning of our bladder and urethra. This trauma can lead to issues controlling both urination frequency and leakage volume.
Perimenopause and menopause can cause a variety of uncomfortable health issues, one of which is urinary incontinence.
During perimenopause and menopause, decreasing levels of estrogen may weaken the muscles responsible for controlling the bladder, resulting in frequent urges to urinate as well as accidental leakage.
Stress & Other Factors
Stress incontinence can be a difficult condition to live with; it occurs when the pressure inside your bladder becomes greater than the strength of your urethra. Physical movement or activity puts pressure on your bladder, resulting in an involuntary leak. Stress-based incontinence can strike at any time, from the result of exercise or something as simple as laughing.
Understandably, genetic predisposition can have a tremendous impact on overall health. Incontinence can be caused by a variety of hereditary factors, including weak pelvic muscles, an overactive bladder, or an abnormally shaped urinary tract. In some cases, these underlying causes may increase the risk of incontinence if they present at birth or develop during childhood.
By taking proactive steps to understand your individual risk factors and seeking appropriate advice and care from medical professionals, the symptoms of urinary incontinence can be minimised.
High Active Sports
High impact and active sports can take a toll on your body, especially as you age. One of the most common issues among athletes — male and female alike — is urinary incontinence. When muscles in the pelvic floor are weakened or stressed, individuals may experience involuntary leakage when performing sporting activities like running, jumping or lifting weights.
How InMode’s EmpowerRF Is Changing Urinary Incontinence
Urinary incontinence is no longer necessarily the debilitating condition it once was, thanks to InMode and the EmpowerRF platform.
EmpowerRF is a comprehensive non-surgical platform that leverages three complementary energies — submucosal fractional radiofrequency, intravaginal electrical muscle stimulation (EMS), and bipolar radiofrequency — to provide customisable layered procedures.
With four synergistic technology handpieces, including the Morpheus8V, the VTone, the Morpheus8 and the FormaV, and Aviva and Tone technology, EmpowerRF delivers life-changing technologies in the women’s wellness space.
How Does EmpowerRF Work?
The EmpowerRF is equipped with four handpieces, each of which targets a different wellness concern. From a clinical perspective, this makes the workstation an excellent financial investment.
For those suffering from urinary incontinence, treatment via the VTone handpiece may provide an appropriate solution. VTone uses EMS — electrical muscle stimulation — to strengthen the pelvic floor intravaginally. The two-sided tip inserts insert quickly and comfortably into the vaginal canal, and the entire procedure involves little to no downtime.
How Long Does It Take to Recover?
Once upon a time, health and wellness treatments were primarily surgical and invasive in nature, meaning patients had to set aside time and funds for both the procedure and recovery time.
These days, platforms like EmpowerRF offer minimally invasive treatments that involve minimal downtime. While the exact recovery time will differ from patient to patient, most will find that they are able to return to normal activities within a short period of time.
Where Can I Find a Clinic That Offers Treatment?
InMode devices and workstations are available at a wide range of clinics across Australia. To find a clinic that offers EmpowerRF treatment, please visit the find a provider page on our website today.
Counteract Female Urinary Incontinence With InMode
Urinary incontinence can have a serious impact on your quality of life. Fortunately, InMode and our providers are here to help with innovative technologies that deliver proven women’s wellness solutions.
Whether your urinary incontinence is caused by menopause or hereditary factors, InMode can exist. Contact us today to discuss your clinical needs or find a provider by visiting our website.