A common non-surgical treatment for urinary incontinence near Crystal Lake can restore your confidence

A common non-surgical treatment for urinary incontinence

Urinary incontinence may have various forms, but one fact remains the same. Urinary incontinence is not reported, diagnosed, or treated as often as it could be. Information from the National Association for Incontinence alerts us to the realities of this condition.

  • Involuntary leaking of urine affects, to some degree, one in four women aged 18 and older.
  • Chronic urinary incontinence affects 25 million American adults, with women making up approximately 80 percent of sufferers. Up to 13 million women experience severe symptoms that affect their quality of life.
  • Women wait an average of six and a half years to seek medical diagnosis and treatment for bladder control problems.
  • Two-thirds of those experiencing bladder control problems have not sought a suitable way to manage incontinence.
  • A common belief is that urinary incontinence is a natural part of aging. This is not true.

Advances in technology over the past several years have brought significantly more choices in the non-surgical treatment for urinary incontinence. In our office near Crystal Lake, Dr. Sanjay Gandhi provides personal care based on the severity of bladder control problems, and offers patients a number of ways in which to improve their condition.

For decades, women, and men as well, have been encouraged to perform pelvic floor exercises as a way to promote muscle tone. Called Kegel exercises, the squeezing of pelvic floor muscles can significantly improve the function of these muscles and, thus, the symptoms of urinary incontinence. The problem with this approach on its own is that pelvic floor exercises must be performed precisely to be effective. Most women have tried Kegel exercises and find that pelvic muscle exercises alone haven’t helped their bladder control.

There is a way to take the guesswork out of pelvic floor exercise: working with an experienced coach. In our office, our team of professionals knows how to maximize the impact of pelvic floor exercises, and we help our patients make their efforts count. Dr. Gandhi offers a number of suggestions for the treatment of urinary incontinence, and treatments based on need and type of incontinence experienced. In working with your skilled urogynecologist, you can find your quickest path back to confidence.

We can help you find relief from urinary incontinence with non-surgical treatment options. Contact our office near Crystal Lake today for your consultation with Dr. Sanjay Gandhi.

Insurance plans are accepted including Medicare, and most UnitedHealthcare and Cigna plans.

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