Are you peeing when you cough, sneeze, or laugh? This common issue is called stress incontinence and it happens when the pelvic floor muscles are weakened. Though this issue is common, it can be very embarrassing and stressful. But if you’re peeing when you cough, sneeze, or laugh, there’s an excellent (and quick!) treatment that can treat the root cause of stress incontinence: ThermiVa. Read on to learn more about why you may be peeing when you cough and how ThermiVa can help!

What Causes Leaks When You Cough

Peeing when you cough, sneeze, or laugh is very common. This issue is sometimes caused by a temporary condition, like a UTI, constipation, or a reaction to a medication. But if you find that you’re peeing when you cough, sneeze, or laugh over a long period of time, it’s likely that your leaks are caused by stress incontinence.

Stress incontinence happens when the pelvic floor muscles become weakened. These muscles, which are located between the tailbone and the pubic bone, help control the bladder. So when the pelvic floor muscles become weak, it’s harder to control when you use your bladder, which can lead to leaks.

Wondering what causes stress incontinence? Stress incontinence can be caused by many things, including pregnancy, childbirth, heavy lifting, high impact exercise, obesity, and aging. But no matter the cause of your stress incontinence, you don’t have to simply put up with embarrassing leaks when you cough, sneeze, or laugh. In our next section, we’ll talk about how ThermiVa can quickly and effectively treat stress incontinence.

How ThermiVa Can Help if You’re Peeing When You Cough

ThermiVa can help treat stress incontinence by tightening and strengthening the vaginal muscles and helping to synchronize the muscle contractions of the vaginal wall and pelvic muscles. Treatment with ThermiVa can reduce accidents, leakage, and urge symptoms. When used in conjunction with Kegel Exercises, ThermiVa can also help to avoid the need for the use of mesh slings in the vagina.

So how does ThermiVa tighten the vagina? This quick, non-surgical treatment works through the application of radio frequency energy. During a ThermiVa treatment, radio frequency energy is applied to the vaginal area. This energy causes the body to create more collagen, which is a protein that naturally occurs in the body. Collagen keeps the skin taut and firm. So when collagen growth is stimulated during a ThermiVa treatment, the vaginal area tightens and firms.

What is Getting ThermiVa Like?

ThermiVa is a quick and safe non-surgical treatment. During a ThermiVa treatment, radio frequency energy is applied to the vaginal area with the ThermiVa applicator. A ThermiVa session takes only around 15 to 30 minutes and requires no anesthesia. After a ThermiVa treatment, no downtime is needed. You can immediately resume your normal daily activities.

Many patients notice results from ThermiVa immediately after their first session. For best results, three ThermiVa treatments may be required. After your last ThermiVa treatment, the results of ThermiVa generally last for at least a year.

Try ThermiVa for Stress Incontinence

If you’re interested in trying ThermiVa to help with leaks when you cough, sneeze, or laugh, contact our office today to make a consultation appointment. At your consultation appointment, Dr. Zadeh will learn more about your medical history and treatment goals, then help you decide if ThermiVa would be right for you.