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Urinary incontinence is the loss of bladder control and is a common and often embarrassing problem. It can be mild when coughing, sneezing, laughing or exercising. For some, it can interfere with activities and social interactions. Temporary incontinence can be caused by diet such as alcohol, caffeine, carbonated drinks, artificial sweeteners, spicy foods, certain medications and larger doses of vitamins. More persistent incontinence can result from pregnancy, childbirth, weight changes, menopause, and hysterectomy. As we age the muscles in the bladder and urethra lose some of their strength. Changes with age reduce how much your bladder can hold and increase the chances of involuntary urination. In the past, pelvic floor muscle exercises (kegel) were recommended to strengthen muscles around the bladder. Electrical stimulation was also tried, as were medications. Surgery once had a role in treating this condition as well, but lately, it has come under scrutiny due to the many complications associated with this treatment.
Thermi Va is a non-surgical option for treating this condition and is quite effective in causing a tightening of the muscles around the bladder and urethra and vagina which can result in dramatic reductions of incontinence. Typically a session takes around 15 minutes, is painless and has no downtime. It is recommended that a total of 3 sessions be done at one-month intervals to achieve the best results.