OH PLEASE, NOT THE SNEEZE!
Have you ever feared the sneeze? Hoped you didn’t need to laugh or cough? Crossed your fingers that jumping jacks wouldn’t be on the list during your workout class? If you’re a woman who’s experienced childbirth or the effects of pre-menopause, you’ll know what it’s like to have to run to the bathroom each time you sneeze or found a joke to be funnier than expected.
The loss of bladder control can seem like a simple fact-of-the-matter after childbirth or can be written off as a natural result of aging. None of these platitudes have to be your permanent reality!
THE FACTS OF CHILDBIRTH
It’s a beautiful moment – the birth of a baby! Nothing quite beats those first few moments in the hospital holding your new bundle of joy. Aside from caring for them, little else seems to matter at that moment in time. It’s not until weeks or even months later that the lasting effects of childbirth can seem to appear. It’s no wonder, too. Your body just went through an enormous amount of change, especially the vagina.
While the acceptance of urinary incontinence doesn’t have to be your permanent reality, there are simple facts to childbirth. During birth, the vagina stretches a significant amount to be able to deliver the baby through the birth canal. One study found that pelvic floor muscles used during birth can stretch more than three times their normal size and roughly 11 percent of U.S. women undergo surgery for pelvic floor dysfunction.
YOUR SEXUAL HEALTH
After all your body goes through, it’s no wonder your vagina is left feeling loose with difficulty controlling leakage. It takes a toll on your mental health and can even leave you intimately unsatisfied.
Six weeks after giving birth may be the standard time to return to normal sexual activities, but many women either don’t feel ready or like it isn’t the same as it once was. It can leave women wondering if anything will ever be the same again.
Due to the stretched muscles (and other hormonal factors), sex can feel different due to dryness or a loss in libido or sex drive.
IS THERE HOPE FOR ME?
What if there was a solution to vaginal incontinence and sexual intimacy that not only improved vaginal function but appearance as well? It would seem impossible, but there is good news. ThermiVa is the latest, non-invasive, non-hormonal, in-office treatment available to revolutionize not only the healthy function of your vagina, but its appearance as well. Vaginal rejuvenation is possible!
Dr. Christina Pramudji is one of the leading female urologists in the city of Houston and specializes in pelvic conditions. She is pioneering the way with her use of the latest technology, including ThermiVa. Her expertise in bladder and incontinence disorders, vaginal surgery and regeneration, sexual dysfunction treatment and reconstructive surgery make her outstanding in her field and loved by her patients.
Dr. Christi cares about her patient’s feminine well-being and health. There is no need to continue suffering through the symptoms of post childbirth. Dr. Christi has seen firsthand the lasting results of ThermiVa and desires all women to be freed of the plaguing thoughts of vaginal woes.
SO, HOW DOES IT WORK?
ThermiVa gently heats the vaginal tissue to regenerate collagen using a radiofrequency energy. It is temperature controlled, allowing for customized treatment. There is little or no discomfort and no pain involved with the treatment. ThermiVa is a small probe that gently transfers heat through the vaginal walls, creating a warm feeling.
There’s more than one benefit to ThermiVa. In addition to vaginal appearance and restoring a more normal function, it can help your bladder control and lower your risk of urinary tract infections.
Sessions are 30 minutes and there is no downtime involved after treatment. Women report immediate and significant symptom improvement. A complete ThermiVa package of three treatments is half the cost of a vaginal restoration and incontinence surgery – well worth the time and effort.
WHAT ELSE CAN I DO?
There is more good news. ThermiVa isn’t the only non-surgical option out there. Remember those pelvic floor exercises — or Kegel exercises– your doctor gave you to do while pregnant? There’s a reason for it. Strengthening your pelvic floor muscles stimulates and retrains the nerves that are connected to the bladder.
Your pelvic floor is a group of muscles that stretches from the pubic bone to the tailbone and is shaped like a bowl. These muscles not only support the pelvic organs, but also help improve their function. It is vital that these muscles are operating to their fullest extent.
Houston Female Urology is one of the only practices in Houston to offer in-office Pelvic Floor Training. It is a unique treatment and one of the simplest ways to fix urinary incontinence and an overactive bladder. Pelvic Floor Training consists of using a small rectal probe to determine the current strength of your pelvic floor muscles and stimulate nerves. Sessions are 20 minutes, in-office, once a week, for eight weeks. Pelvic Floor Training, combined with ThermiVa, can boost collagen and blood flow to the pelvic floor to better restore full function.
SIGN ME UP!
Sound too good to be true? It isn’t! There is hope for complete vaginal rejuvenation and urinary incontinence.
Never fear the sneeze again! Make an appointment with Dr. Christi today at (281) 717-4003 to see if ThermiVa is right for you.