A Woman’s Guide to Urinary Incontinence

A Woman’s Guide to Urinary Incontinence

freedom from urinary incontinenceUrinary incontinence affects men and women, but women are disproportionately affected by the problem. Understandably so. A woman’s body experiences many changes that place pressure on the bladder, as well as changes that make the tissues of the urinary tract and vaginal area more prone to leaks. Bladder control is one of the most fundamental aspects of being human, so when a woman lives with urine leakage, her self-confidence is significantly affected. Understanding that urinary incontinence is a symptom of a condition helps a woman feel more optimistic about herself.


Understanding Urinary Incontinence

Urine control depends on two distinct mechanisms in the body — muscle control and tissue thickness. Muscle control is fairly easy to understand. When the muscles of the urinary tract are relaxed, the opening from the bladder is closed. As your brain detects that you have a full bladder, it sends signals to these muscles, causing a contraction that opens the canal from the bladder. Once the bladder is empty, the muscles relax again, and it is up to the tissues around the opening to seal off the canal. If the tissues are too thin to close off the opening, urine can escape from the bladder.


incontinence freedomTreatment for Urinary Incontinence with Geneveve™

If you are living with chronic urinary incontinence and want to change the way it affects your life, we invite you to learn about Geneveve™ vaginal rejuvenation. Geneveve™ utilizes radiofrequency energy to gently warm the tissues of the vaginal canal. This process stimulates collagen production to thicken the tissues, and these are the same tissues that control urine passage from the bladder. In less than 30 minutes, you can start your journey to fewer episodes of urinary incontinence. Best of all, the results may last one year or longer.


Benefits of Geneveve™ Vaginal Rejuvenation Treatment

When considering Geneveve™ vaginal rejuvenation to relieve symptoms of urinary incontinence our patients find relief in the many benefits Geneveve™ offers, including:

  • It’s a single 30-minute treatment
  • One time only (no need for double treatment)
  • No downtime
  • Comfortable
  • No cutting or needles


Results After Geneveve™ Treatment

Urinary leakage is one of those symptoms that can come and go in a very random pattern, so how will you know if it is working? Certainly, you will notice fewer episodes of leaking urine, but most women say that they feel a gradual difference in the weeks following the treatment. Full collagen production can take up to six weeks, so we advise our patients to keep a journal or pay particular attention to any subtle changes that they notice.


Contact Innovations in Women’s Health to Learn More

Dr. E. Stanton Shoemaker of Innovations in Women’s Health is a gynecological surgeon who offers obstetrician and gynecologist service to women in Corpus Christi and surrounding areas of Texas. To learn more about treating urinary incontinence with Geneveve™ and our other services, contact Innovations in Women’s Health to schedule a consultation.