Stress urinary incontinence (SUI) is a common condition that affects many women, particularly those who have given birth or are going through menopause. It is the involuntary leakage of urine during physical activity or exertion, such as coughing, sneezing, or exercising and it can be a source of embarrassment and discomfort for those who experience it.
SUI occurs when the muscles and tissues that support the bladder and urethra become weakened, causing them to no longer be able to hold the bladder closed properly. This can result in urine leakage during times of physical stress.
There are several treatment options available for SUI, including lifestyle changes, pelvic floor exercises, and surgical options such as slings or mesh. Non-surgical laser treatment is also an option for some patients.
Laser treatment for SUI is a minimally invasive procedure that uses laser energy to stimulate collagen production and promote the growth of new tissue, strengthening the tissues that support the bladder and urethra. The procedure typically takes around 30 minutes and does not require anesthesia. Patients can return to normal activities immediately following the procedure.
Apart from laser therapy, another non-surgical option for treating SUI is the magnetic chair. The magnetic applicators in the chair cause muscle contraction throughout the pelvic floor, resulting in increased muscle strength. As a result, uncontrolled urine flow is effectively relieved. The procedure is non-invasive and painless, and patients can resume their normal activities immediately afterward.