November is National Bladder Health Month!
The bladder is one of the most vital organs in the human body. It is essential because it filters extra fluids, and wastes from your bloodstream, removing them from your body. There is a wide variety of things that can affect one’s bladder health. Many of these can be changed and controlled with lifestyle adjustments, while others need more serious attention.
- - Constipation
- - Diabetes
- - Low Physical Activity
- - Being Overweight
- - Smoking and Alcohol
- - Certain drugs and medications (specifically ones intended to calm nerves for relaxing or
- sleeping purposes)
- - Poor Diet
- - Bladder Cancer
- - Pelvic Injury
- - Sexual activities
As we get older, the bladder changes and may not operate as best as when we were younger. Bladder infections, urinary incontinence, and urinary tract infections start to become more common. However, there are things you can do to encourage bladder health!
- - Drink at least 6-8 glasses of water a day (other liquids that are good for your bladder include: Kohli tea, cranberry juice, barley water, fruit, herbal teas, and lemon water).
- - Limit alcohol and caffeine
- - Quit smoking
- - Avoid Constipation (introduce more high-fiber foods into your diet)
- - Maintain a healthy weight
- - Exercise regularly
- - Do pelvic floor muscle exercises (aka Kegel Exercises)
- - Use the bathroom often when needed (holding urine in for too long can weaken bladder muscles)
- - Urinate after sex
- - Wear cotton underwear and loose-fitting clothes
Here at Modern Women’s Health, we offer a few treatment options that can help with bladder health. Treatments include EMSELLA, O-Shot, Votiva Forma V, and VTone.
EMSELLA is a non-invasive treatment that effectively stimulates the pelvic floor muscles, resulting in regained control over that area and the bladder. Data and research have shown that 95% of patients treated reported a significant improvement after treatments.
The O-Shot is effective for rejuvenating vaginal tissues and enhancing sexual pleasure. This is a non-surgical procedure that uses a women’s own PRP (platelet-rich plasma) to activate the stem cells which then revitalize the vaginal and clitoral function.
Votiva (Forma V) is designed to improve internal tightness, blood flow, and sensation to the vaginal area. This non-invasive treatment uses sub-dermal heating technology to help with specific vaginal conditions as well as urinary incontinence and laxity issues.
VTone is highly effective for rehabilitating weak pelvic floor muscles and urinary incontinence. VTone is designed to provide intravaginal electrical muscle stimulation (EMS) and neuromuscular re-education to rehabilitate specific vaginal functions.