Thursday , March 4 2021

Bladder Health Awareness Month

Are You Still Trying to Ignore Your Urinary Incontinence? Treatment Options That Work!

By Parveen Vahora, M.D.

Bladder Health If you have urinary incontinence, you are well aware of the dreaded, sneezing, coughing or laughing episodes. Leaking urine is not ideal to say the least, especially when it happens in public. What causes urinary incontinence in the first place? Aging, childbirth, weight gain, abdominal or gynecological surgeries, and menopause can lead to incontinence. Urinary incontinence happens to countless women, but many of them are still very uncomfortable talking about this condition with anyone, even their doctor.

The inopportune leaking is a problem that many women face, and, of course, there are urinary pads or diapers, but those can be bulky and awkward. There are also surgical procedures, pessary devices, and medications, but many women shy away from invasive procedures and drugs.

How to Tighten the Pelvic Floor
Kegels exercises are a good place to start and they can be done in the privacy of your own home.

• Empty your bladder
• Sit or lie down
• Tighten your pelvic floor muscles and hold for 5 seconds.
• Relax the muscles for 5 seconds
• Repeat 10 times
• Repeat 3 times a day
• Your Gynecologist can help you better understand the exercises

Some women may not fully benefit from Kegel exercises if not done properly, or if their pelvic floor muscles are already too weakened. In these cases, there are better alternatives. One such alternative procedure is the MonaLisa Touch®.

Innovative Technology With Multiple Benefits
Many times, women with urinary incontinence will also develop urinary tract infections (UTI) and these can be chronic if unable to empty the bladder completely. Also, vulvovaginal atrophy can lead to more

frequent UTIs. In these cases, MonaLisa Touch® can treat vulvovaginal atrophy and tighten the vaginal walls to help with the pelvic floor strengthening. Therefore, MonaLisa Touch® will help with incontinence issues in most cases.

MonaLisa Touch® for Vulvovaginal Atrophy
Due to the limited estrogen supply, the walls of the vagina start to thin out, causing dryness, burning, and inflammation. This can make intercourse very painful and can cause urinary disorders and can even interfere with daily activities for many women due to the extreme pain and discomfort that it can cause.

Dr. Vahora offers MonaLisa Touch®, an advanced procedure that revitalizes the vagina and makes it feel like a younger vagina. For Countless women and their partners, it has turned back the clock of time.

MonaLisa Touch® is an advanced laser therapy for the vagina and vulvar. There are no medications, not cutting and no lengthy healing times with this procedure. It’s similar to having a basic Pap smear test done. The laser does not hurt or cause any pain. Patients will only feel tiny vibrating sensations from the machine, and the best part is that the entire procedure is accomplished in an outpatient, office setting.

The laser assists with the body’s cell renewal and will regenerate the mucous membrane and help with the restoration of collagen and renewing the proper trophic balance to the membrane.

Now it’s possible to have relief from vulvovaginal atrophy due to the MonaLisa Touch’s® ability to gently improve the tissue of the vaginal mucosa. The laser stimulates the production of collagen, improving the functionality of the treated area and restoring the proper trophic balance to the mucous membrane.

Dr. Vahora is an expert on reproductive cancer diagnosis, sexual health and intimacy; please contact her office to schedule a consultation.

Office Line: (727) 376-1536

The office of Dr. Parveen Vahora is small, intimate, and welcoming. Women under their care are treated with the utmost respect, which means they offer personalized care: educating on conditions and treatment options as well as preventative measures. Their focus is on sexual health—offering MonaLisa Touch® for patients going through menopause as well as post-menopausal women, breast cancer survivors, and those suffering from pain during intercourse or intense dryness. They also offer genetic testing for breast, ovarian, and colon cancer. From birth control to robotic surgery, Dr. Vahora has got you covered.

They follow Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS®) protocols, which take a comprehensive look at all areas of the patient’s journey through surgery and recovery, creating a well-oordinated, team-oriented approach to surgical care for better outcomes. Weaving this into personalized care plans, Dr. Vahora and her team get patients back to their normal routines faster.

Inspiring Women to Live Their Best Life by Providing Compassionate and Personalized Care.

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