Urinary Incontinence is Common and Easily Treated with the O-Shot®
Urinary incontinence, or the loss of bladder control, is a problem that is not often discussed, although it is very prevalent among women of all ages. Some may experience the condition occasionally, while other women can have frequent and severe symptoms. Fortunately, Dr. Richard Moore can treat urinary incontinence with effective, non-surgical O-Shot® therapy from his St. Louis practice. This treatment uses your body’s own growth factors to provide added support to the urinary tract, and has helped many women to live free of incontinence. Contact our practice today to learn more about this simple, safe, and highly effective treatment.
Different Types of Urinary Incontinence
Loss of bladder control can take several different forms, including:
- Urge incontinence - An infection or a more serious underlying problem like diabetes can cause urge incontinence. It is characterized by sudden and intense urges to urinate followed by involuntary urine loss. The need to urinate can be frequent, and occur throughout the night.
- Overflow incontinence - The bladder does not entirely empty, and patients may experience frequent or ongoing dribbling of urine.
- Stress incontinence - When patients with stress incontinence exert pressure on their bladder – including when they sneeze, laugh, cough, or exercise – their bladder may involuntarily release urine.
- Mixed incontinence - It is not uncommon for patients to experience more than one type of urinary incontinence simultaneously.
Urinary incontinence can be a temporary or ongoing condition. The bladder can be momentarily overstimulated after consuming caffeine, alcohol, and carbonated drinks. However, pregnancy, childbirth, aging, menopause, or hysterectomy can cause incontinence to be ongoing.
A Common Condition among Women
It is estimated that 20% of women in their 20s and 30s, 30% of women in their 40s and 50s, and up to 50% of older women experience urinary incontinence in one form or another. If you suffer with urinary continence, take comfort in knowing that you are certainly not alone, and that effective treatment is available.
Effective, Non-surgical Therapy with O-Shot®
O-Shot® therapy uses platelet-rich plasma (PRP) harvested from your own body (via a simple blood draw) to generate new tissue to support the vaginal wall and urinary tract. This same treatment is also effective in helping women who experience pain during sex, or who are unable to achieve orgasm in spite of adequate stimulation.
The processed blood sample has a high concentration of your natural growth factors, and is carefully injected with an ultra-thin needle into the treatment area. This procedure is quick, convenient, safe and effective. Of the half million PRP procedures performed over the last two decades, there have been no reported incidence of serious side effects or adverse reactions. O-Shot® patients report noticeable improvement with urinary incontinence within just a few weeks of the procedure, and can enjoy its benefits for up to two years.
Contact Us to Learn More
There is no reason to let urinary incontinence compromise your quality of life. Schedule your appointment with our practice today to learn more about how our innovative O-Shot® treatment can treat urinary incontinence.