Urinary incontinence is the involuntary leakage of urine. Control over the urinary sphincter is either lost or compromised. The condition has a negative impact on hygiene and social life as it may limit activities. Leakage may occur when you are running, jumping, coughing, or sneezing. The problem is rather common as it affects 1 in 20 women over the age of 20 as either stress incontinence or urge incontinence.
Traditional recommendations to treat this problem include limitation of fluid intake, hourly attempts to void urine throughout the day, and Kegel exercises to strengthen the pelvic floor muscles. These strategies may help a few patients but not the majority. Often patients are then prescribed anticholinergic medications. Many do not tolerate these medications because of the associated side effects like dry mouth, constipation, and brain fog.
We now offer the latest exciting treatment for female urinary incontinence, the Orgasm Shot® (O-Shot®). The O-Shot® utilizes the body’s own ability to heal itself. Blood is withdrawn from the patient and centrifuged to super concentrate the platelets in such a way to preserve their integrity. The super concentrated platelets, serum, and other chemical markers are harvested and injected into the vagina. The contents of the platelets are released into the surrounding tissue to allow for healing and repair. For more detail, read Regenerative Injection Therapy. The O-Shot® may not be right for everyone. If you have a prolapsed uterus, the condition will require surgery. The O-Shot® works well in 80% of patients. A second treatment may be necessary if unsuccessful the first time. Patients have also reported additional benefits like improved orgasms and better vaginal lubrication.