How to Know if You Have Urinary Incontinence

By: Dr. David Alonso


Urinary incontinence is a common condition that greatly impacts your quality of life. Leakage may occur during activities like coughing, laughing, sneezing, or lifting heavy objects. You may experience a frequent need to urinate or have problems holding in urine for long periods.

Dr. David Alonso understands that urinary incontinence causes considerable distress and embarrassment among women. That's why Amour Medical Aesthetics offers advanced technologies like the MonaLisa Touch® and EMSELLA®.

Our professionals are proud to help patients overcome urinary incontinence symptoms and improve their feminine health. Call now for an appointment in Chico, CA, and see how these treatments work today.

What causes urinary incontinence?

Urinary incontinence often occurs when life events like pregnancy, childbirth, and menopause weaken the pelvic floor muscles and make it difficult to hold urine in the bladder. Though incontinence may subside over time and with the help of medications and pelvic floor exercises, it can worsen if left untreated.

A list of urinary incontinence symptoms

Sometimes, urinary incontinence can be difficult to detect on your own. Here's a list of some common symptoms to look out for:

  • Leaking urine when coughing, laughing, sneezing, or lifting heavy objects
  • Feeling sudden and persistent urges to urinate
  • Inability to hold your urine in for long periods of time
  • Waking up multiple times during the night to use the restroom

Urinary incontinence may cause women to wear protective pads or avoid certain activities because of their fear of leakage. This can lead to other issues like isolation, embarrassment, and depression.

However, it's important to understand that urinary incontinence is a treatable condition and should never be ignored. Dr. Alonso and our team in Chico, CA can find the best treatment for your feminine health. There's no need to suffer in silence.

How do treatments like the MonaLisa Touch and EMSELLA help?

The MonaLisa Touch and EMSELLA are two of the most cutting-edge technologies available for urinary incontinence. The MonaLisa Touch uses a CO2 (carbon dioxide) laser to stimulate collagen production and generate new blood vessels in the vaginal walls. Increased blood flow can lead to better urinary function and improved bladder control.

EMSELLA works differently. This noninvasive, electromagnetic treatment stimulates and strengthens the pelvic floor muscles. During each session, a special chair sends gentle electrical impulses to the area, allowing the muscles to contract and relax like during Kegel exercises. This improves bladder control and reduces leakage.

What are the benefits of MonaLisa Touch and EMSELLA?

Patients who choose either the MonaLisa Touch or EMSELLA at Amour Medical Aesthetics can expect a variety of benefits, including:

  • Improved bladder control
  • Reduced urinary leakage and frequency
  • Better pelvic floor function
  • No downtime after treatment sessions
  • Long-lasting results

Amour Medical Aesthetics can make treatment recommendations based on your individual needs. Ultimately, the goal is to reduce the burden associated with urinary incontinence.

Ask about urinary incontinence treatment

Urinary incontinence symptoms can be frustrating and embarrassing, but help is available. Amour Medical Aesthetics is a trusted provider of technologies like the MonaLisa Touch and EMSELLA in Chico, CA. Experienced physician Dr. David Alonso is committed to providing quality care to help women overcome feminine health issues and regain control of their lives.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.