Urinary incontinence and erectile dysfunction are sensitive issues that often cause frustration and embarrassment. The challenges presented by these medical problems are real, but contrary to popular belief, neither is an ordinary part of aging.
At Prolong Medical Center, the intimate health concerns of every patient are treated with the utmost discretion. This award-winning clinic offers a multifaceted approach to wellness by providing advanced procedures that treat the root causes of various conditions, not just the symptoms.
“Your success is our primary objective,” clinic manager Neal Nowland said. “We’re dedicated to working with you to ensure the best possible outcome.”
More than 25 million Americans struggle with incontinence, and its prevalence only increases with age. Although more common in women over 50, it also affects men. Factors including prostate enlargement, menopause and childbirth all cause the pelvic floor muscles to weaken and descend, leading to bladder leakage and frequent urges.
Treating Urinary Incontinence in Southern Utah
Prolong Medical Center has revolutionized incontinence treatment in Southern Utah by offering Emsella, a unique technology that provides a completely noninvasive option. While fully clothed, patients sit comfortably on a chair that utilizes high-intensity electromagnetic energy to quickly deliver thousands of supramaximal muscle contractions to the pelvic floor.
These muscle contractions, similar to Kegel exercises, restrengthen the pelvic floor muscles to better support the bladder. The body will experience up to 11,200 contractions during each 28-minute session. This causes the pelvic floor to lift, which means better urinary control and fewer episodes of leakage.
Emsella is approved by the FDA for the treatment of both male and female incontinence. In clinical studies, 95% of patients experienced significant improvement with six sessions over three weeks, plus periodic follow-up appointments.
Urinary Incontinence Isn’t Just a Problem for Women
Approximately 40% of incontinence patients at Prolong Medical Center are male, Nowland said. Incontinence often overlaps with erectile dysfunction, especially following prostate surgery.
“We get just as many husbands in here as we do wives,” he added. “In fact, many of the people we’ve treated so far are couples coming in together. They feel comfortable together, and both understand that each is suffering from similar issues.”
Men across Southern Utah are experiencing unprecedented long-term results with acoustic wave therapy at Prolong Medical Center. It’s a nonsurgical, noninvasive treatment option that engages the body’s natural healing agents.
Healthy blood flow is essential for sex, and acoustic wave therapy targets erectile dysfunction on the cellular level to facilitate natural, spontaneous erections whenever the time is right. It gently breaks apart plaque buildup and scar tissue to restore blood flow along with promoting vascular, stem cell and nitric oxide generation.
The clinic boasts a success rate of approximately 85%, Nowland said, adding that “success” is defined as the ability to achieve and sustain an erection. Most patients see a difference after just a few sessions.
Why Turn to Prolong Medical Center For Help?
Best of Southern Utah voters awarded Prolong Medical Center a gold ribbon for men’s health in 2022 and 2021, which Nowland said speaks to the patient experience they strive to create. The staff is committed to helping every patient feel more confident and achieve a higher quality of life through cutting-edge therapies.
By the time he reached his 50s, Walt Y. noticed his sexual performance was gradually diminishing. He researched various treatment options for erectile dysfunction and ultimately chose to try acoustic wave therapy at Prolong Medical Center.
“Other providers charge more and deliver less, but I feel that Prolong provided a tremendous balance of services and overall value,” he said. “Seriously, get over your fear and anxiety and go see them.”
“After giving birth to six children and living with incontinence for 15 years, I was considering bladder surgery,” another patient, Melanie S., said. “Thankfully, I found Prolong first! The results have been amazing and came quickly.”
Schedule a consultation today to see the difference Prolong Medical Center can make in your life. For more information, call 435-375-5000 or visit ProlongMedicalCenter.com.
Written by ALEXA MORGAN for St. George News.