What are the Urinary Incontinence Treatments Available for Women

Urinary Incontinence Treatments Available for Women

Urinary Incontinence affects millions of women, significantly impacting their daily lives and sense of well-being. The condition, characterized by involuntary leakage of urine, can arise from various factors such as childbirth, menopause, and aging. Fortunately, effective treatments are available that don’t require surgery or extensive downtime. EmpowerRF and V Tone are two innovative, non-invasive options that offer promising results for women seeking relief from urinary Incontinence. By utilizing advanced technologies like radiofrequency and electrical muscle stimulation, these treatments help strengthen pelvic floor muscles and improve bladder control. 

Urinary Incontinence Overview

Urinary Incontinence, characterized by the involuntary release of urine, is a prevalent issue affecting women across all age groups. This condition can manifest in various types, each with unique causes and symptoms.

  1. Stress Incontinence: Stress incontinence happens when physical actions such as coughing, sneezing, laughing, or exercising exert pressure on the bladder, inducing unwanted urine leakage. This condition is commonly linked to weakened pelvic floor muscles, which factors like childbirth, surgery, or the natural aging process may weaken.
  2. Urge Incontinence: Urge incontinence, often identified as overactive bladder, is indicated by a sudden and intense need to urinate, which is quickly followed by involuntary urine leakage. Neurological disorders, infections, or conditions like diabetes can cause it.
  3. Mixed Incontinence: Mixed Incontinence is a state where both stress and urge incontinence symptoms are present, meaning individuals experience a combination of involuntary leakage during physical activities and sudden, intense urges to urinate.
  4. Overflow Incontinence: This transpires when the bladder doesn’t empty, leading to frequent dribbling of urine. It can be due to a blockage of the bladder or a weak bladder muscle.
  5. Functional Incontinence occurs when physical or mental impairments prevent a person from getting to the bathroom in time. Conditions such as arthritis or cognitive disorders like dementia can contribute to this form of Incontinence.

Causes and Risk Factors

The causes of urinary Incontinence vary depending on the type but generally include:

  • Childbirth: Vaginal delivery can weaken pelvic floor muscles and damage nerves that control the bladder.
  • Menopause: Decreased estrogen levels can weaken the bladder and urethral tissues.
  • Aging: Bladder muscles can weaken over time, reducing the bladder’s capacity to store urine.
  • Hysterectomy: Pelvic floor muscles support both the bladder and uterus. Surgery involving the reproductive system can sometimes damage these muscles, leading to Incontinence.
  • Obesity: Excess weight increases abdominal pressure, which can stress the bladder and lead to leakage.
  • Neurological Disorders: Conditions like multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, and stroke can hamper nerve signals involved in bladder control.

Innovative Treatments: EmpowerRF and V Tone

Urinary Incontinence, particularly among women, has traditionally been managed with lifestyle modifications, pelvic floor exercises, medications, or surgery. However, advances in medical technology have introduced innovative, non-invasive treatments that provide practical solutions without the need for extensive recovery times. Two such cutting-edge treatments are EmpowerRF and V Tone.

1.) EmpowerRF

EmpowerRF is a comprehensive platform designed to address a range of feminine health issues, including urinary Incontinence. This technology combines radiofrequency (RF) energy with electrical muscle stimulation (EMS) to provide targeted therapy for the pelvic floor and vaginal tissues.

  1. How EmpowerRF Works:

    • Radiofrequency Energy: EmpowerRF uses RF energy to stimulate collagen and elastin production in the vaginal and pelvic tissues. This helps to tighten and rejuvenate these areas, improving bladder support and reducing incontinence symptoms​​.
    • Electrical Muscle Stimulation (EMS): EMS targets the pelvic floor muscles, strengthening them and enhancing bladder control. This dual approach ensures comprehensive treatment of both the tissues and the underlying muscle structure​​.
  2. Applications of EmpowerRF:

    • Stress and Urge Incontinence: By reinforcing the pelvic floor and tightening vaginal tissues, EmpowerRF effectively reduces symptoms of both stress and urge Incontinence.
    • Pelvic Floor Weakness: The combined RF and EMS therapy significantly improves pelvic floor muscle tone and function.
  3. Procedure and Benefits:

    • The procedure is performed in-office, typically taking about 20 to 30 minutes per session.
    • It is noninvasive, with minimal discomfort and no downtime, allowing the patients to return to their daily activities​ promptly.
    • Patients often report improvements after a few sessions, with optimal results seen after a complete treatment course.

2.) V Tone

V Tone is another advanced treatment specifically designed to strengthen the pelvic floor muscles through intravaginal electrical muscle stimulation.

  1. How V Tone Works:

    • Intravaginal Electrical Muscle Stimulation: V Tone delivers soft electrical stimulations to the pelvic floor muscles via an intravaginal device. These impulses mimic the effects of kegel exercises but are more targeted and consistent.
  2. Applications of V Tone:

    • Stress Urinary Incontinence: By enhancing the strength and tone of the pelvic floor muscles, V Tone significantly reduces the occurrence of stress urinary incontinence.
    • Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation: It is particularly beneficial for women who have experienced pelvic floor weakening due to childbirth, aging, or hormonal changes.
  3. Procedure and Benefits:

    • The V Tone treatment is performed in-office and typically lasts about 30 minutes.
    • Patients can regulate the intensity of the electrical impulses, ensuring comfort throughout the procedure.
    • Like EmpowerRF, V Tone is non-invasive, with no downtime, allowing for a rapid return to daily activities.

Extending The Results

After completing the initial succession of treatments, it is important to schedule periodic maintenance sessions as your healthcare provider recommends. These sessions help reinforce pelvic floor strength and tissue quality improvements, ensuring long-term effectiveness.

In addition to maintenance treatments, incorporating pelvic floor exercises into your daily routine can significantly enhance and prolong the results. Exercises like Kegels help keep the pelvic muscles strong, which is crucial for sustaining bladder control and preventing incontinence symptoms. Regular physical activity, a balanced diet, and maintaining a healthy weight support pelvic health. Excess weight can induce pressure on the bladder, so weight management is critical.

Hydration and avoiding bladder irritants, such as caffeine and alcohol, can reduce symptoms and support overall urinary health. Smoking cessation is also advised, as smoking can lead to chronic coughing, which puts additional stress on the pelvic floor muscles.

Finally, regular check-ups with your healthcare provider allow for early detection and management of any recurring issues, ensuring that you continue to enjoy the benefits of your treatment for as long as possible. 


Take control of your health and reclaim your confidence with Earth Remedies. Our advanced treatments, EmpowerRF and V Tone, offer practical solutions for urinary Incontinence without surgery or prolonged downtime. Don’t let urinary Incontinence disrupt your life any longer. Schedule an assessment with the Earth Remedies team today to explore these innovative treatments and discover how you can achieve lasting relief and improved quality of life. Contact Earth Remedies now and take the first step towards a healthier, more confident you.

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