Do women notice incontinence around perimenopause and beyond? Absolutely, it’s a known symptom of perimenopause and carries on into menopause and beyond. Before this point, you may already have some pelvic floor weakness due to high-impact sports, pregnancy, and childbirth, but incontinence around the time of menopause is largely down to a relaxation of your pelvic floor and the changes in your hormones.
We have clients who come to us who are a little embarrassed by this symptom, as well as those who feel let down by their NHS care when it comes to menopause, so we believe the more we talk about the perimenopause and beyond, the more of us will get the help we need. We all need to know that urinary incontinence can be a normal symptom of perimenopause and menopause BUT is not something that has to be passively accepted.
So, why am I talking about menopause and incontinence as an ‘aesthetic clinic’? Great question. When it comes to ageing, aesthetic medicine has historically been about improving the signs of skin ageing but, at our Hertfordshire clinic, our stance has shifted from ‘anti-ageing’ to the importance of longevity, ageing well, and how we can offer a 360-degree, holistic approach to supporting our clients through perimenopause, menopause, and beyond.
At our Hertfordshire clinic, we offer treatments for the skin and body which make you look great and feel confident, however, we also have options to treat you *as a whole*, for example, with Hinnao our bioavailable supplement range that offers the power of IV therapy without the medical procedure to replace supplies that dwindle with age, such as NAD. Additionally, we offer a non-invasive incontinence treatment called Emsella.
Emsella, or the Emsella chair as it’s sometimes referred to, is made by a company called BTL. BTL are one of the largest and well respected in the aesthetic industry for pioneering safe and effective treatments, such as Emsculpt Neo. However, they originally started life as a medical device company, and although they’re now in the world of aesthetics their goal is still the same- to improve people’s health, wellness, and quality of life. This is where Emsella comes in.
Emsella works to improve the strength of your pelvic floor, which is crucial in the control of continence. It uses a form of energy called HIFEM, an electromagnetic field that causes involuntary contractions of your pelvic floor. The pelvic floor movements are supercharged in comparison to what you can do on your own (Kegel exercises), partly because it stimulates 11,000 Kegel movements in one sitting, but also because it bypasses our brains limitations; when we do Kegel exercises ourselves, we usually only use 30% of our muscle fibre potential, but during the Emsella treatment we use 100%.
In short, the Emsella treatment stimulates 11, 000 Kegel exercises per session, during which you remain fully clothed. Our clients love Emsella because is a walk-in walk-out treatment, so they resume their normal activities immediately, oh, and it’s pain-free.
Is Emsella worth it? Here’s an Emsella review from one of our clients, in fact here are a few more Emsella reviews, and just in case you’re hungry for more here’s a first-hand account of an Emsella treatment journey.
So, yes incontinence is a sign of menopause, but it doesn’t have to be one that you put up with. Incontinence isn’t the only symptom of perimenopause and menopause, here are 22 further signs that perimenopause and menopause have kicked in.
If you’d like to discuss Emsella with us, or if you’re looking for the Emsella chair near me, contact us today to arrange a time to talk to us.
Disclaimer: This blog is not to be used for diagnostic purposes. We are all unique which means that our results, recovery and suitability for any type of treatment will vary. Always seek the advice of a professional should you have any health or cosmetic concerns or to discuss treatments specifically for you.
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