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Emsella: incontinence and pelvic floor treatment


Although urinary incontinence is quite common, leaking urine or struggling to make it to the restroom in time can be a major setback in your life. At the Medical Institute of Healthy Aging in Walnut Creek and Napa, California, specialist Paul H. Kim, MD, offers noninvasive incontinence treatments with BTL EMSELLA®. To find out more about how the treatment works to tighten and strengthen your pelvic muscles, call the Medical Institute of Healthy Aging, or request an appointment online today.

What is incontinence?

Incontinence is a term that refers to the inability to hold in your urine and control your bladder. If you experience urinary incontinence, you might leak a bit of urine when you laugh, sneeze, cough, exercise, or get startled. It can cause you to feel embarrassed or ashamed if you experience a leak in a professional or friendly setting. If your urinary incontinence bothers you frequently, Dr. Kim offers treatment at the Medical Institute of Healthy Aging.

What causes incontinence?

Incontinence can happen for a number of different reasons. You might experience incontinence temporarily during a night of drinking, after taking certain medications, or after eating certain foods. This type of incontinence doesn’t typically require treatment.

You can also experience temporary incontinence because of a urinary tract infection or constipation. Treating these conditions should alleviate your incontinence and help you regain your bladder control.

At the Medical Institute of Healthy Aging, Dr. Kim specializes in treating persistent urinary incontinence, which can happen because of:

  • Pregnancy and childbirth
  • Menopause
  • Hysterectomy
  • Age-related changes to your bladder muscle
  • Prostate cancer and complications
  • Neurological disorders

Urinary incontinence can happen to anyone, but it’s especially common in women and people who are overweight or obese. Your risk for urinary incontinence also gets higher as you age.

What is Emsella?

BTL EMSELLA® is a noninvasive treatment for urinary incontinence available at the Medical Institute of Healthy Aging. EMSELLA uses electromagnetic energy to stimulate muscle contractions in your pelvic region. These contractions help your pelvic muscles become stronger and tighter. Typically, Dr. Kim recommends an average of six treatment sessions using EMSELLA for the best possible results. 

What should I expect during my Emsella procedure?

The EMSELLA procedure is simple and takes no longer than 30 minutes per session. When you arrive at the office, you can keep your clothes on as you sit down in the comfortable chair-shaped treatment device. You can read, listen to music, or simply relax as the machine does all of the work for you. You might feel a tingling sensation and the sensation of the muscles in your pelvis contracting. 

Once the procedure is complete, you can leave the office right away and go home. You can even go back to work the same day if you choose. You’ll start noticing improvements in your urinary continence shortly after your first session. 

If you struggle to hold your urine when you cough or laugh, or if you have a hard time making it to the restroom once you feel the urge, EMSELLA treatments can help. Book your consultation by phone or online at the Medical Institute of Healthy Aging today.


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