Platelet-Rich-Plasma for Female Urinary Incontinence
In the United States alone, more than 13 million people suffer from some form of incontinence, with women being twice as likely to have incontinence than men. While many deal with incontinence, thinking it is a natural result of childbirth, weight gain and the like, there is a solution.
By using PRP, Dr. Nestor and his staff at the Medical Center of Body Rejuvenation can improve urinary stress incontinence with little to no downtime and little to no pain.
What Causes Female Urinary Incontinence?
Urinary stress incontinence occurs when the pelvic floor muscles are stretched, typically during childbirth or from weight gain. When the muscles are stretched, they can’t support the bladder, which causes the bladder to drop down and push against the vagina. This makes it difficult to tighten the muscles that close off the urethra. As a result, urine may leak due to the extra pressure on the bladder, especially if you sneeze, cough, laugh, exercise or do other strenuous activities.
What Is PRP?
Platelet-rich plasma is a concentrate of a patient’s own blood that is used to stimulate stem cell response. The concentrate is performed by drawing the patient’s blood and placing it in a centrifuge. As the blood is spun down, the portion of the blood with the platelets and growth factors is separated out. What’s left is platelet-rich plasma containing three to five times more platelets, growth hormones and active proteins. By harnessing the power of platelet and growth factors from the patient’s own blood, these factors promote injury healing by stimulating a cell response and can greatly improve the symptoms of urinary stress incontinence.
Is PRP Right For Me?
If you live with urinary stress incontinence, then PRP treatment may be the right option for you. While only you and your physician can determine what the best treatment option is, in many cases, platelet-rich plasma can safely and easily treat female urinary stress incontinence. The procedure itself is simple, fast and above all, safe. Even better, the procedure often demonstrates immediate results and patients often report immediate improvement in the symptoms of urinary stress incontinence.
Improve Symptoms of Urinary Stress Incontinence and Start Living With More Confidence Today
For more information about PRP and female urinary stress incontinence, call The Medical Center of Body Rejuvenation today at (727) 800-3336 or Request an Appointment online. Our service area includes Clearwater, Gulfport, Largo, Seminole, Tierra Verde, Tampa, St. Petersburg and St. Pete Beach in Pinellas County, Fla. We always encourage, honor and welcome your referrals.