Treatment for stress incontinence available with your Crystal Lake specialist
Urinary incontinence is a real problem for millions of Americans. Several factors may increase the risk of bladder leakage, including childbirth or injury. Stress urinary incontinence, especially, is a condition often associated with age. There is no reason to live with bladder control problems that cause you to leak urine when you cough, sneeze, or laugh. Dr. Gandhi is a medical specialist providing excellent treatment for stress incontinence near Crystal Lake. If you are finding that your daily life is impacted due to urinary incontinence, we invite you to contact our office. You may find that simple changes to your lifestyle or effective medical treatment will put a stop to embarrassing bladder control issues.
There are several types of incontinence that one may experience. Stress urinary incontinence tends to be the most commonly treated of this condition, affecting many women after they have given birth to one or more children, or have experienced menopause. Men may develop stress urinary incontinence after the removal of the prostate. Stress urinary incontinence occurs when stress, or pressure, is exerted. When you sneeze, cough, lift something heavy, or laugh, urine may leak from the bladder if the sphincter muscle is weakened.
You may wish to avoid talking about bladder control issues, which is completely understandable. However, it is important to seek proper medical attention for urinary incontinence so that you can continue to live your life freely, without constantly searching for the nearest bathroom. If your family physician is unable to help you adequately handle urinary incontinence, a specialist certainly has the expertise to provide effective treatment.
Dr. Sanjay Gandhi, a urogynecologist with years of experience treating stress urinary incontinence, first performs an exam and consultation to discover the factors that may have led to, or are exacerbating bladder leakage. Before administering treatment, your doctor may have you try certain lifestyle modifications to determine if bladder leakage may be occurring due to irritation, over-hydration, or overstimulation from caffeine.
Stress urinary incontinence is a common condition affecting millions of people in our country. Working with a skilled practitioner specializing in the treatment of incontinence enables you to discover the cause of bladder control issues, and the freedom to enjoy a variety of activities without concern over embarrassment.
We can help you handle stress urinary incontinence with precise treatment tailored to your needs. Contact Partners in Pelvic Health at North Shore Urogynecology for your consultation.