MILLIONS OF WOMEN ACROSS THE COUNTRY ARE SUFFERING IN SILENCE WITH A DIRTY LITTLE SECRET.
THEY WET THEMSELVES WITH THE TINIEST MOVES.
NOW A NEW PROCEDURE IS GIVING THEM BACK THE CONTROL THEY LOST WITHOUT INVASIVE SURGERY.
NATASHA STUMP LOVES TO RUN, BUT FOR YEARS DOING IT HAD EMBARRASSING CONSEQUENCES.
"It was out of the question. I would leak on myself."
NATASHA IS ONE OF THE 15 MILLION WOMEN IN THE U-S AFFECTED BY STRESS URINARY INCONTINENCE. COUGHING, LAUGHING OR SNEEZING CAN ALL LEAD TO AN ACCIDENT.
"If I forgot to wear some protection then I definitely would have to change clothes and it was horrible."
DOCTOR ROYCE ADKINS SAYS IT MOST COMMONLY OCCURS AFTER A WOMAN HAS CHILDREN. UNTIL NOW, DOCTORS WOULD SURGICALLY IMPLANT A MESH "SLING" TO SUPPORT THE BLADDER, BUT A GROWING NUMBER OF COMPLAINTS, PROMPTED THE F-D-A TO WARN AGAINST IT LAST SUMMER.
"Because of that many patients are hesitant to have these procedures done."
THAT'S WHERE A NEW NON-SURGICAL TREATMENT KNOWN AS RENESSA COMES IN.
A CATHETER IS PLACED AT THE BASE OF THE BLADDER. THEN LOW HEAT IS APPLIED TO THE TISSUE.
"Over the course of 2 or 3 months then that collagen begins to get a little bit tighter and this allows the patient to have better control and more continence."
CLINICAL STUDIES SHOW 75-PERCENT OF WOMEN SEE A SIGNIFICANT IMPROVEMENT IN THEIR SYMPTOMS AFTER 90 DAYS WITH 60-PERCENT MAKING A FULL RECOVERY.
PATIENTS ARE IN AND OUT OF THE DOCTOR'S OFFICE IN AN HOUR. NATASHA WAS BACK TO WORK THE NEXT DAY.
"In a short amount of time I had my life back. It was life changing."
NOW SHE'S ENJOYING LIFE'S TENDER MOMENTS WITH HER HUSBAND...WITHOUT WORRYING ABOUT AN ACCIDENT.
THE MOST COMMON SERIOUS COMPLICATIONS REPORTED WITH THE SURGICAL MESH USED FOR STRESS URINARY INCONTINENCE INCLUDE PELVIC PAIN, MESH ERODING THROUGH THE VAGINAL TISSUE, AND GROIN INJURY AND PAIN.
PATIENTS WITH THE MESH CAN HAVE IT REMOVED AND MAY BE ELIGIBLE FOR RENESSA.
RENESSA IS COVERED BY MOST HEALTH INSURANCE AND MEDICARE.
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