A Stimulating Cure for OAB
As women age, it’s not uncommon for them to experience the effects of such medical conditions as pelvic floor disorders and pelvic organ prolapse, both of which often cause overactive bladder and have the unfortunate symptoms of urge incontinence, urinary urgency, and a distressingly frequent need to urinate. Understandably, it’s not something that most women talk about; and because of their silence, they fall into the trap of assuming that they should be embarrassed or that it’s something they’ll have to cope with for the rest of their lives. Fortunately, there are curative options available, and Uroplasty has utilized the technology of artificial nerve stimulation to effectively treat overactive bladder through Urgent PC, providing thousands of women with true relief without surgery or medication.
Are You Overactive?
Instead of simply suffering in silence, an important first step in reclaiming your health is recognizing that there truly is a problem. What symptoms are you seeing? Some of the most common indicators of overactive bladder include:
- Experiencing the need to urinate more than eight times during the course of a single day
- Waking from sleep more than twice during the night to use the bathroom
- Feeling frustration or worry over the frequency of your trips to the bathroom
- Inability to reach the bathroom in time to avoid urinary incontinence
- Unexpected, urgent needs to urinate
If you’ve been to a doctor or a specialist such as a urogynecologist, they’ll be able to provide you with a clear diagnosis for overactive bladder and discuss solutions that will fit your needs and address your case on a personal level—and they’ll be your best ally in overcoming the embarrassment and limitations you’ve suffered. You may even find that you won’t need surgery. For some women, the best course of action is a type of drug-free, non-surgical treatment options called posterior tibial nerve stimulation or PTNS. This innovative type of therapy can be performed in-office and consists of twelve weekly sessions during which a thin, needle-like electrode is inserted into the lower leg, near the ankle, where it transmits mild electrical currents which stimulate the tibial nerve to communicate with the sacral nerve plexus and prompt its natural function of regulating the bladder and pelvic floor muscles.
Most women are successfully treated using the Uroplasty system, and very few cases of side effects including mild pain or a temporary inflammation of the skin at the point of insertion have been reported. Once the initial twelve weekly sessions have been completed, once-monthly maintenance treatments will be required.
Don’t let an overly active bladder control you! Give the team at Coyle Institute a call today!