Urinary incontinence is a common problem which affects 1 in 3 women. Urinary incontinence or ‘bladder wearkness’ is usually linked with detiorating bladder control and consequential urine leakage. The leak is often uncontrollable and can have a detrimental effect on your quality of life and self confidence.

There are different types of urinary incontinence, with differing causes, characteristics, and triggers. Knowledge of these differences is a key aspect of urinary incontinence diagnosis and development of the correct treatment plan.

The three common types of urinary incontinence are:
  • Stress incontinence
  • Urge incontinence
  • Mixed incontinence
Stress incontinence - this describes when you leak urine during various activities - not exclusively related to exercise. With this form of urinary incontinence the pelvic floor muscles have become weak and no longer support the pelvic organs as they should do. This muscle weakness means that as you move around your bladder control is reduced and you are more likely to leak urine accidentally. The same effect comes into play when you laugh, cough, sneeze, run, jump or lift things as all of these activities all put pressure on your bladder.

Stress incontinence commonly presents in two groups – women who have had children and pelvic floor muscles are weakened after child birth or women who have been though menopause and pelvic floor muscles are weakened due to age. Stress incontinence can also be an issue for men who have undergone prostate surgery.

At Dr Leah Clinic we specialse in treating stress urinary incontinence - The FDA approved Emsella chair offered at Dr Leah Clinics is a non-invasive option to treat stress urinary incontinence.

Urge incontinence (sometimes referred to as irritable bladder)
Urge incontinence is not brough on by coughing or sneezing, it is instead characterised as an overwhelming pressing need to urinate, leading to involuntary leakage of urine. This is caused by the bladder contracting when it shouldn’t, causing urine to leak through the muscles holding it closed. Women often need to go plan their day around bathroom trips and will wake in the night multiple times to pass urine.

Dr Leah clinic do not specialise in treating urge incontinence and although our Emsella treatment may help it is unlikely to fully resolve symptoms and we suggest seeing your GP in the first instance.

Stress Urinary Incontinence Treatment At Dr Leah Clinics

Dr Leah Clinics offer stress urinary incontinence treatment with the Emsella pelvic floor treatment. Emsella treatment is a highly effective, non-invasive stress incontinence treatment. The Emsella chair strengthens the weakened muscles very quickly and is a stress incontinence treatment. The Emsella chair is an advanced medical device which simply looks like a chair, the treatment uses electromagnetic technology to stimulate the pelvic floor muscles, which results in tightening of these muscles and restored bladder control. If, like most of us, you struggle to do your pelvic floor crunches daily, fear not as just 1 session on the Emsella chair is the equivalent of 11,000 pelvic floor crunches! You will need to complete the course of 6 treatments

Why Choose Dr Leah Clinics To Treat This Concern?

Doctor led clinic The Emsella Chair is an FDA approved device and market leading procedure for stress urinary treatment. We understand it is a daunting experience for most women to present and have treatment for this condition, the emsella chair is so popular as NO intimate examination is required at any time and you have the treatment but sitting on the chair fully clothed. It is completely non-invasive and there is little down-time, which is often a big help for patient piece of mind.
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Commonly Asked Questions

Does The Emsella Treatment Hurt?

No, it is not painful - you will experience the sensation of tightening vaginal and pelvic floor muscles during the procedure, which feel like small contractions, and generally is not an uncomfortable experience.

Do I Have To Undress For The Emsella Treatment?

NO. The Emsella chair treatment does not require a vaginal examination or the removal of clothes at any time.

Where Can I Have The Emsella Treatment?

Your initial consultation with one of our female doctors can be at any of our 3 clinics. For your treatment, the Emsella chair is located at our Baker Street Clinic or Essex Clinic (it moves between these two sites).

Does Urine Leakage Occur After Emsella Treatment?

How good the result is depends on various factors which affect your response to treatment such as age, cause for incontinence and type of incontinence you have. For young women with stress incontinence from child birth it can be completely curative in some cases. However, you should also keep in mind that there are different causes of urine leakage and the Emsella chair is principally used to treat stress-related incontinence, if you have mixed incontinence (stress and urge) or urge incontinence, emsella treatment is unlikely to cure you of your symptoms.

How Do I Start Emsella Treatment?

Initially you will come in for consultation with one of our female doctors, who will be able to explain the process and how much improvement you can expect to achieve.

Subject to availability, you may be able to have the first of your 6 treatments on that day! We will then see you in clinic twice per week for 3 weeks - each time for a 28-minute session until your course is complete.
*Results may vary from person to person

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