Emsella

What is the Emsella treatment

The Emsella treatment is perfect for any woman who desires a solution for urinary incontinence and an improvement to their quality of life. Emsella is a chair, not any type of chair – it uses high intensity electromagnetic fields which activate motor neurons in the pelvic floor. This treatment is non-invasive; you just need to sit down on the chair and the electromagnetic fields will do their thing.

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How does the treatment work?

  • Before the treatment, the pelvic floor muscles insufficiently support the pelvic organs and affect the bladders control. You may leak whenever you cough or whenever you run or do an activity with or without of any knowledge of doing it (Body aging, childbirth and menopause can all lead to incontinence).
  • During the treatment, the Emsella device will blast the pelvic floor with an electromagnetic field (delivering thousands of contractions per session)effectively stimulating the pelvic floor muscles up from their previous position into a more comfortable and relaxion one.
  • After the treatment, the stimulation has led the pelvic floor to regain control over pelvic floor muscles and bladder. Afterwards you are able to go continue with your daily activities. After the first session, you may be able to feel the improvements already! The results will typically improve when you continue with the sessions for the upcoming weeks.

How long will a session last?

A typical session is around 30 minutes, but you will need to do around 6 sessions – scheduled twice a week for three weeks. A session will cost around £180 to £240; for the whole package, the full cost will be around £1000 to £1440

How does a procedure feel like?

The procedure itself is not painful; the device will actually make you feel tingly and also you’ll be able to feel your pelvic floor muscles contracting during the procedure

Testicular Ultrasound

What is a testicular ultrasound?

A testicular ultrasound is an ultrasound scan that obtains images of the testicles and the surrounding tissue in your scrotum. If you require a testicular ultrasound, you may be referred by your doctor or there are private ultrasound clinics which offer this service.

The testicles are the main reproduction organ in a male located in your scrotum which is the fleshy pouch of tissue that hangs under your penis. They produce sperm and the male sex hormone – testosterone.

If you require an ultrasound, they are proven to be safe as well as painless and a non-invasive procedure. This specific procedure uses high frequency sound waves to produce images of the organs inside your body and helps to detect the problems around the pain of your body part.

Testicular Ultrasound

 

Why do I need to have a testicular ultrasound?                                                                   

A testicular ultrasound is the primary imaging method used to diagnose abnormalities in the testicles. You may be recommended by your doctor to have a testicular ultrasound to:

  • Identify a lump in your scrotum or a testicle is solid which may indicate a cyst or even a tumour
  • Decide the outcome of trauma
  • Search for possible testicular torsion. This is a twisted testicle
  • Identify sources of pain or swelling in your testicles
  • Evaluate for varicoceles, which are varicose spermatic veins
  • Assess the causes of infertility
  • Find the location of an undescended testicle


How is the ultrasound performed?

Whether your testicular ultrasound is carried out in the hospital or at a private ultrasound clinic, the same technique will be used. Usually, a testicular ultrasound will last approximately 20-30 minutes and will be as followed.

Firstly you may be asked to get changed into a ‘gown’ that will help the sonographer’s access the area easily to perform the scan. When you then come to have the scan, you will be asked to lie down on your back with your legs spread apart. The procedure will then take place and the sonographer will move the transducer around your scrotum and you will need to lie still until it finishes for accurate results. Once the procedure has finished, the gel used will be wiped off your body and you will be able to carry on with your day normally. You should then wait to receive your results and seek further medical help if needed.

What Is Vitiligo?

Vitiligo is a skin disorder that is characterised by depigmented spots, which can be distinguished from there darker surroundings. It can affect any age and any sex. It usually has a slowly progressive course but however sometimes it may have a rapidly progressive course. It can affect any part of the skin and can sometimes spread to involve all of the skin on an individual’s body.

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Who Gets Vitiligo?

The onset of vitiligo may often be attributed to physical trauma, illness or emotional stress. Patients with vitiligo often report that factors such as severe sunburn and a severe accident may precede the appearance of vitiligo.

What Causes Vitiligo?

There are many theories that have been hypothesized to explain the causes of vitiligo but unfortunately, nobody knows the exact cause of the disorder. The theories include:

  • Immunity disorders
  • Skin nerve disorders
  • Skin pigment self-destruction
  • All the above theories combined

Types of Vitiligo

There are two types of vitiligo:

  • Non-segmental vitiligo
  • Segmental vitiligo

In rare cases, it is possible for vitiligo to affect your whole body. This is known as complete or universal vitiligo.

Non-segmental Vitiligo:

In non-segmental vitiligo the symptoms of vitiligo often appear on both sides of your body as symmetrical white patches. Symmetrical patches can appear on the:

  • Back of your hands
  • Arms
  • Eyes
  • Knees
  • Elbows
  • Feet

Non-segmental vitiligo is the most common type of vitiligo as it affects up to 9 out of 10 people with the condition.

Treating Vitiligo

There are many ways that have been tested to treat vitiligo but the most effective treatment is aimed at improving your skins appearance by restoring its colour. However, the effects of the treatment are not usually permanent and it cannot always control the spread of the condition.