Stress incontinence symptoms, causes, and treatments in Chicago

Dr. Sanjay Gandhi will educate the patient during the initial consultation about stress incontinence symptoms, causes and treatments in Chicago.

Stress urinary incontinence refers to unintentional urine loss with a physical activity or movement such as sneezing, running, coughing, or lifting heavy weights creates pressure (stress) on the bladder. Dr. Sanjay Gandhi will educate the patient during the initial consultation about stress incontinence symptoms, causes and treatments in Chicago.   Stress incontinence is unrelated to psychological stress. It is also not the same as urge incontinence. In urge incontinence, unintentional urine loss happens due to the contraction of bladder muscles, typically related to a sense of urgency. Stress incontinence occurs much more in women than it does in men.   … Continue reading

Lake Forest, IL patients can use Botox injections for the treatment of bladder concerns

Dr. Sanjay Gandhi and the staff at Partners in Pelvic Health North Shore Urogynecology

Dr. Sanjay Gandhi and the staff at Partners in Pelvic Health North Shore Urogynecology are dedicated professionals who can provide patients with solutions to their bladder concerns that do not require invasive surgeries. A perfect solution for patients who are interested in injections is Botox treatment. Botox is an injectable medication that can be used by patients for the treatment of bladder and pelvic floor concerns. Botox explained Botox is a medication that is formulated with botulinum toxin type A. It is used in many ways, but most commonly for the reduction of muscle contractions. When injected into a muscle, … Continue reading

Bladder surgery for urinary incontinence in women in Park City, IL

Different tension-free sling surgery approaches require various recovery times

Conservative treatments do not work for some women to relieve the symptoms of an overactive bladder or stress incontinence. If urinary incontinence continues even after conservative measures, surgery becomes a considerable option. Urinary incontinence surgery is invasive and involves higher chances of complications than other therapies. But, the procedure also ensures a long-term solution in more severe cases. The available options for surgery depend on the specific type of urinary incontinence. Most surgical options for urinary incontinence treat stress incontinence. Low-risk surgical alternatives are used for treating other bladder problems like an overactive bladder also called urgency-frequency syndrome or urge … Continue reading

Woodstock patients ask, “What can cause urinary incontinence?”

As the bladder fills with urine, it expands. Normally, valve-like muscles stay closed to prevent leakage.

Do you find yourself running to the bathroom? Do you avoid social situations out of fear of leaking urine? If you are one of the 13 million patients in the United States who experiences incontinence, you have asked, “What can cause urinary incontinence?” With offices in Park City, Lake Forest, and Woodstock, IL, Chicago area women can turn to Dr. Sanjay Gandhi of Partners in Pelvic Health North Shore Urogynecology for top quality feminine care.   Although incontinence occurs in men and women, women are twice as likely to experience it. This is due to the structure of the female … Continue reading

Chicago physician offers MonaLisa Touch and answers the question, “How long does it last?”

Dr. Sanjay Gandhi how MonaLisa Touch can improve your post-menopausal vaginal health in 3 treatments

Over time, a woman’s body goes through many changes. Some changes such as those brought on by menopause and decreased estrogen may be painful or uncomfortable. These changes can impact her quality of life and the way a woman feels about herself. Now, women in the Chicago area can turn to Dr. Sanjay Gandhi of Partners in Pelvic Health North Shore Urogynecology for feminine health care, including the MonaLisa Touch procedure. With offices in Park City, Lake Forest, Chicago, and Woodstock, IL, top quality feminine care is available.   Women’s bodies go through many changes throughout their lives. Childbearing, hormonal … Continue reading

Lake Forest residents ask, ‘Are Kegel exercises for women effective?’

Dr. Sanjay Gandhi recommends Kegel Exercises for Women

Leaking urine can be embarrassing and can negatively impact your personal and professional lives. Thankfully, there is a solution. Kegel exercises for women who are experiencing urine leakage can be an effective way to strengthen the pelvic floor muscles. For women near Park City, Lake Forest, and Woodstock, IL, Dr. Sanjay Gandhi of Partners in Pelvic Health North Shore Urogynecology offers feminine health care including ways to strengthen the pelvic floor muscles. Purpose of the pelvic floor muscles For the average young adult woman, your pelvic floor muscles probably never cross your mind. The muscles are most likely working as … Continue reading

Lake Forest, IL area doctor provides vaginal mesh treatments and answers, is this method safe?

Vaginal Mesh Treatments Lake Forest IL

When patients are struggling with conditions such as pelvic organ prolapse, they may be dealing with a lifelong problem. This is why it is important for patients in the Lake Forest, IL area to visit North Shore Urogynecology to learn more about vaginal mesh treatments and what they can expect if they decide to choose surgical intervention. Many patients ask, is this method safer than the alternatives? Is it effective in controlling pelvic organ prolapse?   Women with pelvic organ prolapse who have had vaginal mesh treatment years before may be experiencing complications, including: Pain Erosion Infection When these issues … Continue reading

Chicago, IL area doctor offers menopause treatment with the MonaLisa Touch

Menopause Treatment Chicago IL

When women in Chicago, Illinois have begun menopause, they have many changes that can happen to their bodies and cause many concerns. Menopause is the “change of life” and can be troublesome for many women who experience hormonal imbalances. However, menopause can also affect one’s sexual relationships with their partner. Women who are experiencing vaginal dryness may be looking for a cure for this issue. Females ready to skip the lubrication products and enjoy a more natural approach without surgical intervention are encouraged to ask Dr. Sanjay Gandhi about MonaLisa Touch treatment. What is MonaLisa Touch? MonaLisa Touch is a … Continue reading

Lake Forest area doctor describes bladder prolapse surgery

Bladder Prolapse Surgery Lake Forest IL

Conditions such as bladder prolapse can be extremely embarrassing for women. Dr. Sanjay Gandhi of North Shore Urogynecology provides solutions for women who are experiencing this condition. His practice in Lake Forest offers bladder prolapse surgery, or cystocele, for patients dealing with the dropping of the bladder and other organs through the vaginal area. What is bladder prolapse? Bladder prolapse is a type of pelvic organ prolapse that can occur when the body cannot support the bladder and it descends into the vaginal canal. This condition is easily detected by Dr. Sanjay Gandhi during a physical examination. Often, it is … Continue reading

What problems might Woodstock, IL area patients notice with bladder sling placement?

Bladder Sling Problems Woodstock IL

Bladder slings, or “mid-urethral” slings, are used to help patients in the Woodstock, IL area with stress urinary incontinence. This condition can cause patients to experience leaking due to a weakened support of the urethra. This can be embarrassing, but with the placement of a bladder sling, patients may find relief. Patients should consult with a urogynecologist to determine if the sling procedure is best for them. How does a bladder sling work? The bladder sling is used to support the patient’s bladder to help bring it into its original position. Is a bladder sling appropriate for me? During a … Continue reading