Dr. Hettiarachchi appeared on Morning Break this week to discuss treatment and causes of urinary incontinence. Millions of women experience urinary incontinence, but you don’t have to learn to live with it! There are a couple of different kinds of incontinence, and they have different causes. Urge incontinence is caused by bladder spasms, and causes leaks where you cannot make it to the bathroom on time. Stress incontinence is due to weakness in the pelvic floor muscles. This is the type of incontinence that causes bladder leaks during exercise, and during instances of coughing or sneezing. It’s also possible to have a combination of the two, and they can be caused by anything from aging to childbirth.
The Charlotte Center for Pelvic Health offers solutions for all kinds of urinary incontinence. Dr. Hettiarachchi is a pelvic floor specialist who is qualified to perform surgical procedures. However, we offer many noninvasive, incredibly effective procedures to improve your pelvic health. For urinary incontinence, the Emsella Chair works magic! It is an electromagnetic treatment, recommended twice a week for three weeks, that helps strengthen and renew your pelvic floor muscles without any discomfort. Learn more in the video below!