Solesta - Fecal Incontinence Therapy in Portland

Solesta is a treatment for the loss of bowel control, also known as fecal incontinence. Fecal incontinence is more common than you may think. Unfortunately, millions of people suffer every day from accidents and leaks. But Solesta can help. It is given in your doctor’s office and is proven to help reduce accidents.

Solesta is for people who have not had relief from:

  • Changes in diet
  • Exercise
  • Drugs that soften the stool
  • Drugs meant to slow down the digestive process

Solesta is an option after simple methods have failed, but before you consider undergoing surgery.

Solesta is indicated for the treatment of fecal incontinence in patients 18 years and older who have failed conservative therapy (for example: diet, fiber therapy, medications that treat diarrhea).

Improvements with Solesta

Solesta can reduce fecal incontinence accidents (or loss of bowel control) and provide long-lasting results. Solesta can also improve quality of life. What’s more, Solesta is proven safe when used as directed.

In clinical studies, patients kept track of their accidents and leaks in personal diaries after their treatment with Solesta. Most patients noticed a reduction in accidents and other changes that helped improve their lifestyle.

Fewer accidents and more long-lasting control

Gain more confidence with Solesta

Solesta has been tested in several studies with hundreds of patients. In those studies, patients had better control of their bowel movements, fewer leaks, and more days without accidents. One or 2 treatments have been shown to last for at least 2 years. Studies are ongoing to assess how long Solesta lasts beyond 2 years.

In the clinical studies, patients receiving Solesta experienced:

  • Fewer accidents after 3 months
  • Long-lasting improvement
  • More accident-free days

Solesta is a promising treatment that offers hope to many people with fecal incontinence. Talk to your doctor to find out if Solesta is right for you.

Better control means better living

Accidents can limit your daily activities, but reducing them can help you gain a sense of control over your condition.

Solesta - Fecal Incontinence Therapy

How does Solesta work?

Solesta is a gel that is given through 4 injections into the wall of the anal canal. It helps give you more control by bulking up the tissue in the anal canal. Since the injections are well tolerated by most patients, anesthesia is not necessary.

Solesta is composed of naturally made materials called dextranomer and sodium hyaluronate. The gel is similar to the natural starches, sugars, and tissue in your body.

Solesta is indicated for the treatment of fecal incontinence in patients 18 years and older who have failed conservative therapy (for example: diet, fiber therapy, medications that treat diarrhea).

Treatment with Solesta

A quick, nonsurgical outpatient procedure

  • The Solesta treatment procedure is done in your doctor’s office and takes about 10 minutes
  • No anesthesia is required
  • You may resume limited physical activity immediately after the procedure
  • You can resume a normal lifestyle and all physical activities after 1 week
  • Solesta may begin working soon after the procedure, with optimal results at 3 months for many patients
  • The effectiveness of Solesta continues over time. Solesta was shown to be effective in patients for 2 years, and patients' results are still being followed for a 3-year period

For more in for more information on Solesta, please visit their website at: www.solestainfo.com

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