Incontinence can be an uncomfortable topic to talk about, but it's a common problem that affects many people including women, mothers, and our kupuna. HI Now host Kanoe Gibson is with Dr. Pat Chinn at Kegels Hawaii to talk about a revolutionary treatment for incontinence.
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Urinary incontinence is defined as loss of bladder control. Many people experience stress incontinence, which is occasional leaking when they cough or sneeze. This is most common among women who gave birth vaginally or those over the age of 65.
Kegels Hawaii is able to help those who suffer from incontinence with the only BTL Emsella chair in the state.
“The service we provide is non-surgical, non-invasive, and our patients don’t even need to undress,” says Dr. Chinn. “The chair delivers over 11,000 kegels in a short 28-minute session, strengthening the patient’s pelvic floor muscles and essentially improving their bladder control.”
The treatment protocol requires six sessions of 28 minutes usually performed in two weeks. Dr. Chinn says you may see start seeing improvement after just a single session, but results will typically continue to improve over the next few weeks. Studies show up to a 95 percent improvement. Another plus? There are no side effects. Patients can go back to work or go on with their day once the treatment is over. There are no health risks to you or reported adverse effects to treatment, which makes it extremely safe.
Dr. Chinn says the feedback has been overwhelmingly positive. She adds that one patient has shared that she can now go for a jog without any problems.
“This is truly revolutionary as up until now, invasive treatments have been the only option to effectively treat serious incontinence issues, ” says Chinn. “We’re delighted to finally have an efficacious treatment option here in Hawaii that is truly non-invasive.”