Rose from Belfast, a recent client at the clinic said: “I am a 60-year-old woman and I have been incontinent for the past 15 years. My life was dominated by it, and it prevented me from taking up any sort of exercise. Even bending, walking a few steps, doing light housework, or carrying shopping caused leakage accidents.
“If I was going out anywhere, my first thoughts were where the toilet was. I had to wear pads all day and night and could not sleep at night for fear of wetting the bed. I was totally ashamed and felt that I could not enjoy my life. I went to my GP, and they suggested pelvic floor exercises, which I had been doing for years. I used to get terribly depressed thinking this was just the way my life would be now.
“My sister spotted the advertisement for the Enola clinic, and I contacted Olivia, who was so lovely and friendly, I was instantly at ease.
“She explained the way it worked and for the first time, I did not feel embarrassed talking about it. This new treatment has changed my life completely. Even after the second session I could feel a great improvement and having now completed all my sessions, I feel like a new woman.
“Even my friends and family have noticed such a big difference in me. I can go out walking, use my exercise bike and don’t have that dreadful dragging feeling in my bladder all the time. And when I do go to the toilet, my bladder feels empty, and I can go for hours without feeling like I need to use the bathroom. I find that I have so much more control over my bladder, and I get a full night’s sleep now, such a huge difference that has made to me.
“I would thoroughly recommend this treatment to everyone. Incontinence has long been a subject that everyone is embarrassed about.
“I would like to thank Olivia for bringing the “magic chair to Newry and for making me feel very much at ease during my sessions at the Enola clinic.”
Owner, Olivia McVeigh explains: “Stress incontinence is the most common form, especially in women, as it is often brought about by childbirth, ageing or the menopause, as the pelvic floor muscles are stretched or weakened. This reduces the strength of the muscles and how well they hold the bladder and urethra, which means that when stress is put on the muscles, like when you sneeze, cough, stand up, jump, or lift something heavy, you might find yourself leaking. This can feel uncomfortable and be embarrassing.
Stress incontinence is often considered a chronic condition, meaning that it won’t resolve on its own without any treatment. For women and men suffering with more severe stress incontinence, many of the treatments available are surgical or invasive, and require long recovery times.
“Urge incontinence is usually caused by neuromuscular dysfunction, and can be caused by an underlying health problem, such as diabetes. Mixed incontinence is a combination of stress and urge,” said Oliva.
Kegels are the exercises that are often prescribed to help strengthen your pelvic floor, but they are time-consuming, take a long time to work, and for some people with a particularly weak pelvic floor, aren’t actually possible.
“Our treatment works in the same way as Kegels, by contracting and relaxing the pelvic floor muscles, but the results are far quicker and more effective than traditional Kegel exercises, giving the pelvic floor muscles a much more intense workout that would not be possible without the Enola treatment.
Enola patients have a 95% satisfaction rating, and people who have had the treatment said they saw a 75% decrease in their use of incontinence pads after treatment.
Any form of incontinence or difficulty holding your bladder can impact on your self-confidence and how you interact socially whilst carrying out your daily activities. If you’re suffering from symptoms of incontinence, Enola Private Clinic are here to help.”
You can contact the Enola Private Clinic on 0800 246 1309 or for more information go to the website at www.enolaprivateclinic.com
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