Women with urinary incontinence often stay silent about their condition, either because they figure it’s a natural part of aging or they’re embarrassed. If you have incontinence, you’re one of the 25-45% of women who struggle with the condition. It’s a problem often successfully treated by Dr. Mirela Cernaianu at Hera Healthcare, so please don’t wait to come in for help. Contact her office in the Westlake Village area of Thousand Oaks, California, or schedule an appointment online so you can learn about the diverse treatments available.
Urinary incontinence -- accidental urine leakage -- may be an occasional, slight problem, or it can become a severe health condition.
The two most common types of urinary incontinence are:
Stress incontinence: if you are leaking when coughing, sneezing, laughing, lifting something heavy, jumping, running or with physical activity in general then you have stress urinary incontinence. About 50% of all women who experience urinary leakage have this condition.
Urgency incontinence, or overactive bladder: Urine leaks when you have a strong urge to urinate. If you are leaking on the way to the bathroom, or right after you have a strong urge to void then you likely suffer from urge urinary incontinence (about 20-25% of all women with urinary leakage have this condition)
Whereas Stress urinary incontinence is mainly due to pelvic floor tissue and muscles weakening there are many causes that contribute to overactive bladder/bladder spasms.
Following a thorough examination to determine the underlying cause of your urinary incontinence, Dr. Mirela Cernaianu may recommend one of the above treatments.
*ATTAIN device details
ATTAIN is a medical device used to treat stress, urge, and mixed urinary incontinence in women. The device is inserted into your vagina and used to help strengthen some muscles and to relax overactive bladder muscles.
ATTAIN therapy achieves results using these techniques:
You use ATTAIN at home, where each session lasts about 12 minutes. You should use ATTAIN six days per week for about 10-14 weeks to resolve urinary incontinence, then once or twice a week for long-term maintenance. ATTAIN might be covered by your health insurance plan. InControl medical guarantees their product as illustrated in this link https://www.incontrolmedical.com/faq/return-policy/#return-policy