Stress urinary incontinence (SUI), sometimes called stress incontinence, is a condition where unwanted bladder leaks happen during normal daily activities. SUI tends to develop as we get older, during or after pregnancy or in women with certain pelvic floor conditions.
Leaks can occur when you cough, sneeze, laugh, exercise or even through less vigorous activities like standing up and bending over. The leaks occur because the muscles surrounding the opening of the bladder are not strong enough to prevent urine leaking out when these activities put increased pressure on the bladder. The amount of urine you leak can vary from just a few drops to being enough to soak through your clothes.
For women who experience bladder leaks because of SUI, it can have a severe impact on your work life, family life and sex life. Lots of women report feeling anxiety around performing certain activities and even wearing certain clothes because of their bladder leaks which leads them to stop participating in activities they once enjoyed. Despite this, one survey reported that 91% of women agree that some women just “put up” with the condition rather than seek treatment and advice.6
Bulkamid is a long lasting treatment against the symptoms of SUI. In a simple procedure that only takes around 10-15 minutes, data shows that most women treated with Bulkamid have relief from the symptoms of SUI for at least seven years.3
A minimally invasive, hydrogel injection to treat stress urinary incontinence.