Vaginal laxity is a common health concern among aging women and women who have gone through childbirth or who have certain medical conditions affecting collagen levels in the skin and vaginal tissue.
The ageing process causes loss of collagen fibres making the skin and other tissues thinner. Another consequence of ageing in females is menopause, when the production of oestrogen hormone (related to the growth, maintenance, and repair of the vaginal tissues) production diminishes.
Pregnancy and childbirth can greatly change a woman’s body. The pressure of pregnancy will affect the pelvic muscles and the vaginal tissues. Furthermore, placental hormones may affect collagen levels during pregnancy. While women in their first pregnancy usually recover their vaginal strength after the initial birth, it is usually lost in after more subsequent births.
In general, over time the skin loses its shape creating a feeling of looseness around the vaginal area. Women dealing with this problem usually experience:
- Decreased libido.
- Loss of sexual arousal.
- Reduced sexual satisfaction during intercourse.
- “Stress” Urinary Incontinence (SUI) / Bladder leakage
(anchor: sui) Stress Urinary Incontinence
Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI) refers to a condition related to vaginal laxity and pelvic floor muscles relaxation. In this situation, activities that cause increased pressure in your abdomen (placing stress on your bladder) will cause leakage of urine. Such activities may include sneezing, coughing, laughing, exercising, jumping, and in some severe cases even simply walking or bending over.
Statistics show that this is a very common condition, affecting approximately 1 in 3 women in their lifetime. It is something that is more likely as one gets older.
Bladder Leakage & Sexual Dysfunction are more common than you may think
We Can Help
At Medical Spa Club in Richmond B.C., we know that this condition can be embarrassing. We offer private consultations in a safe medical environment, where we can assess you to determine the best treatment options for you. Often there are simple non-surgical treatments that can help. However, in some cases a surgical consultation may be required.
How Can I Tell If I'm Experiencing Urine Leakage?
Some common pelvic floor and vaginal symptoms include:
- You leak urine when you laugh, cough, sneeze or workout
- You wear panty liners daily as protection for leakage
- Ttampons slip or don’t feel as snug
You may be having bladder leakage problem when you consider these symptoms are affecting your daily activities and quality of life. Schedule an assessment with our doctor to discuss the extent of your condition and the treatment options.
How Does Stress Urinary Incontinence Affect My life?
Stress urinary incontinence (SUI) can have a huge effect on your quality of life. The physical and emotional demands created by SUI can leave you feeling exhausted, embarrassed and even depressed. You may also suffer skin care issues as constant moisture from urine can cause your skin to be irritated and sore.
It’s important to consult a physician to assess your condition and provide you treatments to restore your intimidate health.
How to Stop Stress Urinary Incontinence?
There are traditional treatment options for Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI):
- Incontinence Routine Care with absorbent pads, vaginal inserts, protection and laundry: not addressing underlying
condition nor coping with it; may cause irritation, foul smells and infections
- Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy with pelvic floor muscle exercise: requires compliance; ongoing sessions; takes time to see improvements
- Invasive Procedures: may not be a suitable candidate; pain; hospital stay; long recovery time; may decrease urinary retention and create immune reaction
At Medical Spa Club, we provide solutions for SUI which are clinically effective to improve quality of your life. In our assessment, we find Viveve a very effective Radio Frequency treatment for feminine rejuvenation. It is non-invasive, safe, quick and provides long lasting results.
Book us for a consultation and assessment today to let us help you with your intimate health.
What Is The Best Option For Me?
Vaginal Laxity and SUI are common conditions in women over the age of 40. There are a number of remedies that exist for the treatment of in vaginal looseness and associated SUI. The effectiveness of any given option would depend on the individual situation and condition, which can be reviewed during your consultation.
If you suffer from low to mild vaginal laxity, you may be a suitable candidate to be treated with Viveve, a non-surgical, non-invasive system to revive your intimate health.
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