Stress Urinary Incontinence/SUI

Stress Urinary Incontinence Holding You Back?

It’s Fall! Tennis time, football games, holiday parties. But wait. Ladies, if incontinence makes you think twice about these activities, you’re not alone. A once social lifestyle can become a worry when you suffer from Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI). Simple, everyday acts like laughing and coughing can lead to accidental urine incontinence, a problem one in three women share. Don’t be embarrassed and don’t suffer in silence. Over half of all women have SUI.

Let’s take a quick look at what this is and some exciting, nonsurgical solutions to help you get your life back.

A little more about SUI

Women suffer twice as much as men with SUI. There are many causes of this type of incontinence. These include female milestones and anatomy.  SUI is caused by a loss of urethra strength. Major events like pregnancy, childbirth and menopause are also contributors.

  • Pregnancy can cause SUI. Especially repeated pregnancies cause pressure on the bladder and pelvic floor muscles which over time weaken the pelvic floor support.
  • After childbirth, many women experience for the first time SUI. This is because the labor and vaginal childbirth processes cause the pelvic floor muscles to weaken. Those nerves can also become weaker.
  • The onset of menopause also leads to SUI in many women. Why is this? Estrogen, the primary female hormone, becomes in shorter supply naturally which weakens the urethral tissue.

Could I have SUI?

For those of us suffering with SUI, even everyday activities cause concern.  But how do you know? Take a look below at this list to assess if SUI may be at the root of the problem.

Do you experience urine leakage when you:

  • Cough
  • Sneeze
  • Laugh
  • Stand up
  • Get out of a car
  • Lift something heavy
  • Exercise
  • Have sex

If you answered yes to the above questions, come see Dr. Russo to learn more about how we can help you overcome SUI.

Exciting, nonsurgical solutions:

diVa®, O Shot® and BioTE® Pellet Therapy

The diVa® procedure, O Shot® and bio-identical hormone replacement therapy, BioTE® Pellet Therapy are effective, nonsurgical advancements to tackle SUI and help you regain your normal life. Dr. Russo is performing hundreds of these procedures and women are so pleased with the results, I had my first treatment about a month ago and I couldn’t be happier. I am now able to get through the day without an issue, including working out and playing tennis. It’s amazing!”

When it comes to SUI, the most important step is the first step, starting the conversation. According to Dr. Russo, “Most women don’t realize how common it is and they live with it. Once a comfortable open line of communication is opened, they will discuss it. The trend of diVa on the market is giving women a non-surgical outlet to get treatment and discuss it.”