Urolon™ for Women with SUI
Stress urinary incontinence (SUI) can occur at any age. The risks of it developing can increase with pregnancy and age. SUI is the most common type of urinary incontinence in women. SUI occurs when the pelvic muscles that control the release of urine and support your bladder weaken. These muscles can become weaker as you get older. The muscles often weaken as a result of pregnancy, childbirth and after menopause (due to low estrogen levels). Pelvic surgery and injury to your urethra as well as lifestyle choices, such as smoking and poor diet can also weaken the muscles.
Female SUI is treatable. However, many women do not seek treatment. According to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), more than 50% of women do not get treatment for their stress incontinence.
In women low estrogen levels can lead to altered levels of collagen within the wall of the urethra which can affect the “continence zone” (as shown in the picture above). Urolon™ is placed directly into the wall of the urethra and works by restoring bulk and strength where needed to improve the support of the “continence zone”
Urolon™ is intended to bridge the gap between conservative and surgical treatments; treating the cause of SUI which is a result of weakened tissues and muscles required to maintain continence combined with a gradual loss of collagen (needed to maintain tissue strength) within the walls of the urethra. Collagen loss is a natural process which occurs as a result of aging and in particular after the menopause.
Urolon™ has been designed to give an immediate bulking effect sealing the urethra to help restore continence. Urolon™ is totally bioresorbed and excreted by the body as carbon dioxide and water; meaning that there is no residual material left in your body.
Urolon™ is a bioresorbable urethral bulking agent which offers a minimally-invasive outpatient treatment (approx. 30 minutes) where no general anaesthesia or an overnight stay in hospital is required.
Urolon™ is injected around the urethra, close to the bladder neck, to help seal the urethra and restore continence.