BTL Emsella is a game-changer for incontinent women in Portland, OR
An estimated one in four women over the age of 18 experience involuntary urinary leakage, and likelihood increases throughout life. If you are one of these individuals, you know the anxiety that results from this condition. With more than 15 years of experience in anti-aging medicine, and a commitment to providing the latest technological advances to patients in the Portland, OR area, Dr. Adam Maddox is pleased to offer non-invasive BTL Emsella treatment.
What causes urinary incontinence?
About 80 percent of Americans with urinary incontinence are female. By age 60, nearly a quarter of women deal with it. Statistically, most wait nearly seven years before obtaining a proper diagnosis. Meanwhile, they do their best to manage the situation with lifestyle adjustments and incontinence products designed only to stop the embarrassment . . . not the flow. Risk of visible wetness, wearing special garments, unexpected leakage, and odor are real concerns. Incontinence has a serious impact on quality of life, from career to romance, vacation, sleep, and managing a busy schedule.
Why are women more susceptible? Stress incontinence is the most common type of bladder leakage. A woman’s body has a muscular sling that extends from the pubic bone to the tail bone (front to back), and from one sitting bone to the other, side to side. Pelvic floor muscles provide support for floating organs such as uterus, bladder, and bowels.
Other factors may also contribute to the problem:
- Chronic coughing
- Heavy lifting
- High impact exercise
- Straining on the toilet
As pelvic floor muscles weaken, they no longer provide the structure necessary for proper bladder control.
Why Thrive patients love Emsella
Portland OR physician explains how BTL Emsella works
Emsella is a revolutionary alternative to surgery, that fortifies your body’s own natural tissues. All you do is sit in the comfortable Emsella treatment chair (there is no need to remove clothing). The device emits high-intensity electromagnetic energy focused on deep pelvic floor muscles. It stimulates muscle contractions – thousands of them per second – to restore neuromuscular control. This stimulus strengthens muscles like Kegel exercises, except at a greatly accelerated rate and addresses the entire network of pelvic floor muscles.
At Thrive you always receive personalized treatment tailored to your individual needs. However, a typical Emsella treatment plan involves about six sessions, usually scheduled twice per week.
Are you ready to start wearing pretty undergarments again? Wouldn’t it be nice to cough, sneeze, laugh, or lift without worry? Isn’t it time to stop looking for the nearest ladies’ room and start enjoying life? Call Thrive for a discreet consultation to find out if BTL Emsella is right for you. The number in Portland OR is (503) 928-6505.
Women with severe urinary incontinence pay $900 annually for incontinence routine care. Give yourself a raise and enjoy life with BTL Emsella.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is BTL Emsella?
BTL Emsella is a revolutionary non-invasive treatment for urinary incontinence that women may be suffering from due to aging, childbirth, menopause, or other reasons. It treats the entire pelvic floor region while patients remain fully clothed, and it can dramatically improve the quality of life for women suffering from urinary incontinence issues.
How does BTL Emsella work?
BTL Emsella is often called “The Kegel Throne,” and for good reason. It uses High Intensity Focused Electromagnetic Energy, or HIFEM®, technology to stimulate supramaximal contractions throughout the pelvic floor that are stronger than any voluntary exercises that you can do on your own, such as Kegel exercises. The contractions are not only powerful, but rapid. In fact, it triggers up over 11,000 contractions – like very powerful Kegels – in just 30 minutes. The result is tighter, stronger pelvic floor muscles that are better able to support your pelvic organs and bladder, and diminished symptoms of urinary incontinence.
What can Emsella help?
Emsella is designed to treat the symptoms of urinary incontinence and hyperactive bladder by rehabilitating weak pelvic muscles and restoring neuromuscular control in the pelvic and bladder region. As an added benefit, some patients are also able to achieve a higher number of orgasms, as well as stronger orgasms, enhancing their intimate relationships.
Research shows that 95 percent of patients treated with Emsella reported a significant improvement in their quality of life.
What does Emsella feel like?
Patients typically describe Emsella treatment as generating a tingling sensation in the pelvic floor as the muscles are stimulated to contract. It is not painful, and the treatment only lasts for about 30 minutes. Even better, you can remain fully clothed – you simply sit on the Emsella chair for your treatment in your normal clothes.
Does Emsella hurt?
No! It is non-invasive, non-surgical, and FDA-approved, and the treatment is not painful. There is no downtime necessary afterwards, and you can fully resume all your normal daily activities right after you leave the office.
How many Emsella treatments are needed?
The number of treatments varies by patient, but most patients achieve the best results with multiple treatments – usually about six treatments over the course of three weeks. Just like building and strengthening your muscles such as your biceps and triceps takes time and repetition at the gym, re-building your pelvic floor also takes time and many contractions. Dr. Maddox can evaluate your symptoms and medical history to help determine the best number of treatments for you.
Who is a good candidate for Emsella?
Emsella is a great choice for women who are seeking a non-invasive urinary incontinence solution. It can be used by women of any age, including younger women and post-menopausal women. Men suffering from urinary incontinence can also benefit from Emsella!
Who is a poor candidate for Emsella?
Emsella cannot treat all types of urinary incontinence – it is designed to help with (a) stress incontinence, which is leakage when you cough, sneeze, exercise, or make other sudden movements, (b) urge incontinence, or leaks that happen because you cannot suppress the urge to urinate, or (c) a mix of both. Dr. Maddox will evaluate your individual symptoms and overall health history to help decide if Emsella is right for you.
What should I do to prepare for an Emsella treatment?
Nothing! There is no special preparation necessary prior to your treatment – you simply need to arrive at the office for your scheduled appointment.
How fast will I see results?
Many patients notice improvement in their symptoms after just one session, and the results continue to improve over the course of the next several weeks.