Urinary Incontinence & Vaginal Laser. New Research

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Charles Runels, MD: So urinary incontinence can be an extremely family and social disruption for you. Surprisingly common, it's around half of the people by the time they reach 50. Half of women have incontinence and incontinence defining as interfering with your social life or your hygiene. You know a few drops doesn't matter, but if you're having to stop doing the things that you do or wear a pad that's incontinence. And then occurs in one in 20 women in their twenties about 5% of women in their twenties. So young women may have to stop their cheerleading or their gymnastics because of incontinence. It's not just from childbirth or from aging.

So it's really important that we find better answers. We have surgical solutions, but before we go to surgery it's nice if we can find something more quickly or acting with less trouble and less downtime.

So people are starting to look at using lasers. This is a really nice study that was published this month. Obstetrics and Gynecology Reproductive Biology, respected journal where they talk about using a laser. Now, the interesting about these lasers is that the depth of them is about the depth of two or three pieces of paper. It's actually more shallow than a business card. So it's really, a tiny pinpoint laser made holes that are in a grid, but it's no deeper than several pieces of paper. So it's reasonably safe and in the right hands it can really change lives.

So these people did this study showing that not only did it help many women with their incontinence, but it also as a side effect helped their sexuality. So worth looking at if you have this problem and asking your doctor about.

Now most of the leaders, and the thought leaders using lasers to help with urinary incontinence are also combining it with platelet rich plasma and a procedure called the O-Shot. And it seems to enhance the effects of it.

Lasers have been known to improve the results and the speed of healing for facial lasers for 15 years. So we're seeing the same thing when you combine the laser with PRP. So ask your doctor about it. If you want to know more about it, there's some links below this video to check out. Hope you find this helpful.

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