Should you drink cranberry juice for that urinary tract infection or see your urogynecologist in the Woodstock area?

drink cranberry juice for that urinary tract infection

Millions of women have or will experience a urinary tract infection at some point in life. A urinary tract infection may be referred to as a UTI or a bladder infection, all one and the same when it comes to recognizing the telltale symptoms of this problem. For some women, UTIs may be a one-time nuisance. For others, urinary tract infections may seem to occur with alarming regularity. Urinary tract infections may occur as a result of exposure to the E. coli bacterium. This type of bacteria is present in the gut and in the area around the anus, where … Continue reading

Bladder control problems can be helped with specific Kegel methods used in the Park City area

Bladder control problems can be helped

If you experience urine leakage when you cough, laugh, sneeze, or attempt to engage in a physical activity, you are in the company of millions of other women. It is easy to think that bladder control problems are rare because many women simply do not discuss this type of concern. Dr. Sanjay Gandhi is a specialist who meets with women from Park City, Glenview, Northbrook, and other Chicago suburbs regarding sensitive health concerns. Bladder control problems such as urinary incontinence or the frequent need to urinate may stem from one of several potential causes. One of the common factors of … Continue reading

How may fecal incontinence be treated in the of the Chicago, IL area suburbs?

fecal incontinence be treated

The condition in which solid or liquid matter is accidently passed from the rectum is referred to in a number of ways. Most commonly, people may refer to having a “leaky” bowel. That is, if they choose to discuss their problem. In the medical community, we call this condition accidental bowel leakage or fecal incontinence. We help our patients from the Chicago suburbs and other cities in IL handle this vexing condition. The manner in which fecal incontinence is handled may be determined by the cause of incontinence as well as the severity of the condition. Our goal in developing … Continue reading

Accidental bowel leakage is an issue for which your physician near the Chicago, IL suburbs has a solution

Accidental bowel leakage

While light bladder leakage and urinary incontinence are conditions that may be discussed from time to time, very rarely do we hear about accidental bowel leakage. From the Chicago suburbs of IL to the southernmost and westernmost areas of the United States, however, millions of individuals suffer with this major problem. As many as one in five people may experience either occasional fecal leakage or may accidentally express small amounts of fecal matter on a persistent basis. Accidental bowel leakage may actually involve either the unexpected passing of stool or of mucus. Professional medical literature does refer to this passing … Continue reading

Handle stress urinary incontinence with help from your 60045 area urogynecologist

physical and emotional impact of stress urinary incontinence

Millions of American women suffer the physical and emotional impact of stress urinary incontinence. Experiences such as injury or childbirth are factors that can increase the risk of bladder leakage. This condition is also directly associated with age. Though stress urinary incontinence is somewhat common, this does not mean that the condition must be accepted as a normal part of life. You do not have to live with concern that urine leakage will occur if you laugh, sneeze, cough, or run. With an office in the 60045 area, urogynecologist Dr. Sanjay Gandhi offers a number of outstanding treatment options to … Continue reading

We help you handle the emotional effects of urinary incontinence with proper treatment near Crystal Lake

help you handle the emotional effects of urinary incontinence with proper treatment near Crystal Lake

Urinary incontinence is a condition that affects millions of people. The problem with acquiring accurate data is that most people find this life challenge very difficult to talk about, even with their physician. There are severe emotional effects to urinary incontinence, no matter what your age. Men and women both can be affected by urinary incontinence, and may wind up feeling isolated in helplessness about their condition, humiliated by the necessity to stay near a restroom, or to wear incontinence garments. This isolation can lead to depression and emotional distress. Daily life disrupted by incontinence People with incontinence may alter … Continue reading

Urodynamics helps to diagnose types of urinary incontinence near Crystal Lake

Urodynamics helps to diagnose types of urinary incontinence

Urinary incontinence can be a very big problem for people of various ages. Women who are taking certain medications, or who have gone through menopause, may find that they have more trouble holding urine. The inconvenience and embarrassment that can come from various types of urinary incontinence can have a great impact on quality of life. In our office near Crystal Lake, Dr. Gandhi performs precise testing to help patients find their most suitable form of treatment. The first step in devising a treatment plan for incontinence is to become familiar with the unique way in which your bladder functions, … Continue reading

What is stress incontinence and what treatments are available near Crystal Lake?

stress incontinence and what treatments are available near Crystal Lake

For many women, urinary incontinence can significantly affect the quality of life. Rather than live with the consequences of incontinence, seeking treatment from your family physician or urogynecology specialist makes sense. Your compassionate care provider understands that incontinence can be an embarrassing topic to discuss. What is most important to us is to determine the cause of incontinence so that we may devise a successful treatment plan in our Crystal Lake specialty practice. Usually, doctors determine that stress incontinence is behind the leakage of urine at inopportune times. In addition to the various medical treatments that can alleviate symptoms, we … Continue reading

What is pelvic rehabilitation beneficial for?

pelvic rehabilitation beneficial

No matter how disruptive pelvic issues may be, discussing symptoms and concerns can be just as distressing. Our area of specialty is devoted to giving women options when it comes to addressing problems with urinary or fecal incontinence, uncomfortable sexual intercourse, and other concerns. Rest assured that many of the problems associated with the pelvic area are treatable, if not curable. What is pelvic rehabilitation? Partners in Pelvic Health at North Shore Urogynecology have offices in Lake Forest, Park City, and Woodstock. Dr. Sanjay Gandhi and his team offer excellent, focused care with unparalleled understanding that pelvic issues can be … Continue reading

How Kegel exercises can be helped with biofeedback in our offices in Park City or Woodstock

Kegel exercises

It is estimated that millions of women experience diminished bladder control when they sneeze, cough, or perform certain exercises. Some experience UI as a sudden need to urinate followed by urine leakage. These sensations may occur after pregnancy and childbirth or as the body ages. There may be several underlying reasons for urinary incontinence. A common problem that can diminish bladder control is weakness in the muscles that lie at and around the pelvic floor. This group of muscles controls the flow of urine. If they weaken with age or stress, pregnancy or childbirth, their capacity to keep urine from … Continue reading

Sanjay Gandhi, M.D.

Sanjay Gandhi, M.D.
Partners in Pelvic Health North Shore Urogynecology

Conditions affecting the female pelvis are the focus at Partners in Pelvic Health North Shore Urogynecology. We provide effective solutions for these problems from our offices at Park City, Woodstock, and Lake Forest in Illinois.

Our team is headed by Sanjay Gandhi, MD, Urogynecologist. Dr. Gandhi’s specialized education included a residency in gynecology and obstetrics at Northwestern University and a three-year urogynecology fellowship. He is among a few in the country to pass the first examination in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (Urogynecology) of The American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He also teaches healthcare students.