Is Emsella worth it?
Emsella incontinence treatment, West Malling, Kent
One in three women experience pelvic floor dysfunction – and the cause isn’t limited to childbirth. Many women suffer for years because they’re too embarrassed to talk about it – but nobody should suffer in silence with conditions that can be treated. In this blog, we explore the symptoms of and solutions to this highly treatable condition.
What is the pelvic floor?
The pelvic floor is a sling of muscles at the bottom of the pelvis that plays a vital role in bladder control, supporting the pelvic organs and making sex more enjoyable. When it becomes weakened, the symptoms can feel pretty debilitating. Incontinence of the bladder or bowel, frequent emptying of the bladder, pain during sex, recurrent urinary tract infections and heaviness or dragging sensations are some of the many confidence-bashing symptoms associated with pelvic floor disorders (PFD). The good news? All these symptoms can be improved.
What causes urinary incontinence?
The pelvic floor muscles are most affected by pregnancy and childbirth, but many women who have never had children suffer too. Age, genetics, pelvic surgery, constipation, smoking and gynaecological conditions such as endometriosis are some of the factors that can play a role. Menopause can be a factor too. The natural decline of oestrogen and other sex hormones means maintaining and building muscle becomes harder. The pelvic floor is no exception – these hormonal changes and a natural reduction in collagen can change the quality of the vulval and vaginal tissues, causing incontinence due to vaginal laxity.
Treating incontinence with Emsella
While there are various causes and types of incontinence, one emerging and effective treatment option is the use of electromagnetic stimulation with a device called Emsella.
Emsella is a non-invasive medical device that utilises electromagnetic energy to stimulate the pelvic floor muscles. During an Emsella treatment session, the patient sits fully clothed on a specialised chair that emits high-intensity electromagnetic waves. These waves penetrate the pelvic floor muscles, causing them to contract and strengthen. The electromagnetic stimulation triggers thousands of pelvic floor muscle contractions (the equivalent of doing 11,000 pelvic floor (or Kegel) exercises – without the hard work). These contractions help to re-educate and restore the pelvic floor muscles, improving their function and reducing episodes of incontinence.
Can Emsella help with intimate satisfaction?
For women, as we age we often also lose vaginal firmness, and this can result in a difficulty in reaching orgasm. We should not be embarrassed about seeking help. Emsella can assist in improving our sex life and may even assist with vaginal dryness or tightness.
For men who are experiencing some erectile dysfunction or early ejaculation, then Emsella can help to strengthen the pelvic floor which can really improve these health conditions.
Is Emsella worth it?
Investing in your health and wellbeing, both now and in the future, is a wise decision, and Emsella can play a crucial role in that investment. Even individuals who haven’t experienced any issues yet can benefit from “future proofing” their pelvic floor health. Whether it’s before childbirth or during perimenopause, we can proactively build, strengthen, and elevate our pelvic floor muscles to rejuvenate and pre-empt potential problems.
As we age, there is a natural decline in skeletal muscle mass, with approximately 1% loss occurring every year from around the ages of 25 to 35. Over time, this loss of muscle tone, volume, and thickness becomes more noticeable, particularly in our 50s and beyond. Our pelvic floor muscles, responsible for supporting the bladder, vaginal canal and back passage, can also be affected. However, Emsella offers a solution by helping to build and elevate these muscles. Many patients have reported remarkable improvements, with symptoms showing a 70-100% improvement.
By undergoing Emsella treatments, you are actively taking steps to maintain and improve the health of your pelvic floor muscles, ensuring they remain strong and functional. Whether you are currently experiencing issues or simply want to proactively address potential future problems, Emsella can be a valuable tool in preserving your overall health and quality of life.
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Disclaimer: Please be aware that results and benefits may vary from patient to patient taking into consideration factors such as age, lifestyle and medical history.