Urinary incontinence is a common condition that can affect anyone at any time, but it’s most prevalent among older adults, especially women over age 60. Full Circle Natural Medical Clinic in Missoula, Montana, offers a natural treatment called the O-shot® to help women improve bladder control and relieve urinary incontinence. To learn more about the natural treatments for urinary incontinence, call the office or schedule an appointment online.
Urinary incontinence refers to the loss of bladder control, which can range in severity from a small dribble of urine to the entire contents of your bladder. Urinary incontinence is a common condition that affects both men and women but is more common in women due to childbirth and the effects of aging.
Urinary incontinence is treatable, but your symptoms can worsen over time if you don’t get help. Dr. Haynes offers treatments to help improve your bladder control and resolve your incontinence.
There are many types of urinary incontinence. The most common include:
Urge incontinence, also referred to as overactive bladder, occurs from a dysfunction in your bladder muscle that causes you to lose control over its contents.
Stress incontinence occurs due to the loss of support of your urethra, which causes you to lose urine when placed under stress. The stress can occur from something as simple as a sneeze to something as strenuous as lifting a heavy item.
Most women have both urge and stress incontinence, which is referred to as mixed incontinence.
The O-shot is a treatment Dr. Haynes offers at Full Circle Natural Medical Clinic for urinary incontinence. The shot contains platelet-rich plasma (PRP), which is a concentrated source of the growth factors, platelets, and specialized proteins that support healing. PRP is made from a sample of your own blood that’s been treated to concentrate the healing factors, which means it’s safe and well-tolerated.
When injected into your O-spot, which is the collection of nerves near your urethra, the PRP activates the stem cells that trigger the regeneration of vaginal, clitoral, and urethral tissue to repair your body’s own damage and help you regain control over your bladder.
You should begin to notice an improvement in your incontinence within the first few weeks after your injection, with continued improvements over the next two months. To get the most benefits, Dr. Haynes may recommend a second injection.
In addition to helping relieve your urinary incontinence, the O-shot also stimulates the production of nerve cells and blood vessels to your O-spot, and this may enhance sensitivity and improve sexual enjoyment.
Urinary incontinence isn’t an inevitable part of your aging process. For a natural treatment that restores your body’s control over your bladder, call Full Circle Natural Medical Clinic today or schedule an appointment online.