Many females across America suffer from the condition of Stress Urinary Incontinence. Female incontinence from stress can occur when pressure (known as the stressor) is placed on the bladder, and causes urinary leakage. For example, you may be wondering about why you pee when you laugh hard, pee when coughing, or pee when exercising. The bladder serves two main functions- the first is to store urine that is produced by the kidneys, while the second is to contract and push the urine through the urethra. A sphincter muscle controls the flow of urine out of the bladder, and your nervous system detects when the bladder needs to be emptied and tells the sphincter to relax in order to allow you to pee. If there is any abdominal stress on the pelvic organs- the bladder, vagina, uterus, and rectum- incontinence can happen. SUI affects more than 200 million people around the globe, with seventeen million of them based out of America. In recent years, there has been a promising outlook for patients who suffer from SUI through the use of Muscle-Derived Stem Cell therapy. Read on to learn more about Stress Urinary Incontinence and the possibilities that stem cell regenerative medicine may hold for the condition. Call Miami Stem Cell in Miami today to find out more!
What is SUI Caused By?
The most commonly occurring form of incontinence among women under the age of 60 is SUI, and this condition accounts for over half the cases. As discussed above, any stressor that creates pressure on the pelvic floor muscles and your bladder is able to result in leakage. While the leading causes of SUI are pregnancy and childbirth, there are also other factors that may impact your health and put you at risk for this condition. These factors may include:
- A reduction in pelvic muscle tone, generally associated with aging or childbirth, although SUI can be present in people of any age
- Any surgery that affects your pelvic floor such as Hysterectomy
- Chronic coughing due to smoking and lung disease
- Predisposition due to genetics
- High impact activities or repeated heavy lifting
Stem Cells May Help With Stress Urinary Incontinence
Recently in the field of regenerative medicine, Muscle-Derived Stem Cell therapy, or MDSC, has come out as having a promising outlook for patients who suffer from SUI. SUI treatment includes addressing the urethral sphincter muscle deficiency/damage and the improvement of the function of the sphincter. Cell therapy and tissue engineering are approaches that aim to take advantage of the plasticity of stem cells in order to repopulate lost or diseased tissue in the urinary sphincter. There have been many studies in this field that have illustrated in animals the effectiveness of stem cells that come from skeletal muscle, adipose tissue, bone marrow, and urine for the treatment of SUI.
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Stress Urinary Incontinence can affect your life in many negative ways. Now, there is hope on the horizon with stem cell treatment for SUI in order to help your body organically heal itself through regenerative medicine. Miami Stem Cell is a top provider of stem cell therapy in the Miami area. Call Miami Stem Cell today for your stem cell needs!