Urinary incontinence, or the inability to keep urine in your bladder, is more common than you might think. In fact, half of all women and a quarter of all men in the United States experience urinary incontinence symptoms periodically. And up to 17% of women deal with severe incontinence.
If you’re a woman, it’s extremely likely that you’ll deal with urinary incontinence symptoms, especially as you get older. But that doesn’t mean you have the change your lifestyle or wear incontinence underwear.
At McKenna’s Orthopedics and Biologics offices, Dr. Wade McKenna offers an innovative treatment to help women with urinary incontinence. It’s called V•nu™ vaginal tightening.
To understand how this treatment can improve incontinence, it’s helpful to understand the condition itself first.
A Look at Urinary Incontinence
The two most common types of urinary incontinence are stress incontinence and urge incontinence.
Stress incontinence occurs when you experience leakage as a result of pressure (stress) on your bladder. This might happen when you cough, sneeze, laugh, or lift something heavy.
A weakening of the muscles in your pelvis, especially the ones that seal your urethra shut, causes stress incontinence.
Urge incontinence is marked by a sudden need to use the restroom, followed by urinary leakage as a result of an involuntary bladder contraction.
Stress incontinence is more common. Fortunately, Dr. McKenna has a way to treat it.
Treating Stress Urinary Incontinence With V•Nu
If you’re living with stress incontinence, talk to Dr. McKenna about vaginal tightening with V•nu.
V•nu is an injectable treatment that takes just 45 minutes and comes with no downtime. After numbing you, Dr. McKenna injects his proprietary blend of suspension allograft (basically, tissue) into target locations in your vagina.
In addition to delivering healthy tissue to your vagina, this treatment also distributes growth factors in the area, helping support renewal in the urethral muscles that have weakened.
With the influx of new, healthy tissue and support for your existing tissue, V•nu directly addresses the weak pelvic muscles that contribute to stress urinary incontinence. As the treatment goes to work, you should see reduced incontinence within about two weeks.
You’ll get other intimate benefits from V•nu, like:
- Improved sensitivity
- Increased lubrication
- Improved appearance
There’s no downtime after your treatment, so you can immediately head back to work or wherever else your day takes you.
Don’t less stress urinary incontinence hold you back. To explore V•nu vaginal tightening treatment to minimize your incontinence, call Dr. McKenna’s Orthopedics and Biologics or make your appointment online today.