Any woman who has had even one bladder infection knows it’s no fun. Repeated infections? Even more frustrating. While there may be no permanent cure for recurrent bladder infections, there are treatment options that can at least provide some relief.
And Then There’s MonaLisa® Touch
MonaLisa® Touch (MLT) is a non-surgical laser treatment that delivers very impressive, long-term results. MLT laser treatment provides an alternative approach that works to rejuvenate the vaginal area and restore healthy tissue and function, which helps to prevent recurrent urinary tract infections in postmenopausal women. Treatment is fast, safe, and painless.
What’s Causing the Problem?
Urinary tract infections are common among women of all ages and are caused by multiple factors. However, postmenopausal women in particular are at greater risk for chronic bladder infections.
Menopause causes reduced estrogen levels and an increase in vaginal pH which makes the vagina less acidic. This discourages growth of healthy bacteria and can encourage growth of harmful bacteria which often leads to recurrent UTIs.
The symptoms are not subtle, whether you experience all or just some of them:
- Frequent, painful urination
- Bladder pain
- Kidney pain
- Dark or bloody urine
What Can You Do?
Bladder infections can be successfully treated. However, if you suffer from recurrent or persistent bladder infections, your doctor will want to determine the underlying cause in order to recommend the best treatment.
Your doctor may then prescribe antibiotics – either intermittently or over a longer period of several months or even a year or two. However, even this won’t provide a permanent cure. For some women, vaginal estrogen therapy may help. But many postmenopausal women may not want to use estrogen due to potential side effects, increased cost, or prior history of or ongoing treatment for breast cancer.
Certain lifestyle changes may help, although not all medical professionals agree that these actions actually reduce the risk of bladder infection. Nonetheless, it might not hurt to try:
- Drinking plenty of liquids, especially water
- Drinking cranberry juice
- Urinating more frequently
- Washing your vaginal area immediately following intercourse
- Eliminating use of scented feminine products or deodorant sprays on your genital area
MonaLisa® Touch Offers a Long-Term Solution
Dr. Elise Brown (Gynecologist) and Dr. Scott Brown (Urologist) have been performing this innovative treatment for several years to help women overcome frustrating postmenopausal symptoms. As medical professionals who specialize in Women’s Health, we understand patients want solutions that work. MonaLisa® Touch laser therapy can help you feel like your whole self again. In fact, it is so effective, our patients’ own results continually surpass our expectations.
Best of all, this treatment not only reduces your risk of urinary tract infection, it successfully treats other concerning symptoms occurring in postmenopausal women such as:
- Vaginal dryness
- Vaginal Itching or burning
- Discomfort or pain during intercourse
- Urinary frequency and urgency
- Urinary incontinence
Each treatment takes just 5 minutes, and there are 3 total treatments scheduled 6 weeks apart. The device is inserted inside the vagina, where it delivers deep but gentle impulses of radiofrequency energy. This stimulates the body’s natural production of collagen and elastin, essential for producing thick, healthy tissue. Rejuvenating the tissues also restores pre-menopausal pH levels that resist bacterial infection.
Don’t Ignore Your Chronic Bladder Infections!
An occasional urinary tract infection may be annoying or even painful, but can usually be easily treated. What many women don’t realize, though, is that if you fail to treat the infection it can escalate, leading to serious problems.
MonaLisa® Touch laser therapy is a proven, highly effective treatment. It has helped postmenopausal women around the world regain comfort and confidence. The results are priceless! And when you consider that it takes just three 5-minute sessions to achieve those results, why would you wait any longer to get relief?
Call us now if you have questions or to schedule an appointment, and get ready to enjoy life again without chronic bladder infections.