Women’s Waterworks – Say Farewell to Stress Incontinence!

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We’re here to shed some light on the very real problem that 37% of Australian adult women currently deal with each and everyday: Stress Incontinence. Of those women, a whopping 70% suffer in silence and don’t seek professional help because they’re either embarrassed or they think it’s a natural part of aging. Neither could be further from the truth.


Stress Incontinence is not going to magically disappear; in fact it’s projected that in 2030, the number of people aged 15 years and over with urinary stress incontinence will rise to 5.6million. When we’re brandishing stats like that, embarrassment needs to take a back seat because its awareness, education and solutions that must take precedence.


We acknowledge that it’s easy for some and not others to discuss the inner plumbing of one’s urinary system, but we’re here to desensitize (both figuratively and literally) the factors surrounding stress incontinence aka Light Bladder Leakage (LBL) or Female Urinary Incontinence – because the natural intricacies of a vagina is not a taboo topic. So what is stress incontinence?


Technically it’s defined as the involuntary loss of urine from the bladder. It’s vaginal leakage. And while it’s a minor condition that can be overcome, when it’s not treated it can have a major lifestyle impact on those who suffer from it. A lot of women experience stress incontinence post childbirth, however, 12% of Australian women sufferers under the age of 30 have never had a child. Essentially stress incontinence results from weakened pelvic floor muscles and connective tissue (these structures support the bladder); and while yes, pregnancy is indeed a contributing factor, causes also include menopause, excessive weight, constipation, chronic coughing, smoking (by association to chronic coughing), disproportionate caffeine and alcohol intake use as well as some exercise programs which place more strain on the pelvic floor than others. So what can you do about it?


Of course there are a number of treatment options such as pelvic floor exercises, vaginal cones, weight loss, pessaries as well as surgical treatment options, however, laser treatment is a innovative solution to stress incontinence and a welcome alternative to more invasive procedures. IncontiLase™ is an effective and safe walk in/walk out, non-surgical procedure that offers impressive results with no down time. While there are four types of urinary incontinence, IncontiLase™ is targeted towards stress incontinence and can also limit the effect of urge incontinence. For more information on treatment for Stress Incontinence, please contact Remedy Plus Specialist Clinics.

It might be time to book those comedy tickets or register for the next fun-run after all…


Book an appointment now with Dr Dayalan Masi at Remedy Laser.

Phone: (02) 9411 3352 or email: info@remedyplus.com.au