Botox Injections in the bladder may be a solution for overactive bladder patients in the Lake Forest, IL area
The condition of an overactive bladder can lead to feelings of embarrassment, frustration, and isolation. The sudden urge to urinate may be overwhelming, leading to a secondary problem of incontinence, or the accidental leakage of urine. Overactive bladder may seem like a problem over which you have no control. Patients of Partners in Pelvic Health at North Shore Urogynecology are not alone in the maintenance of vaginal health. Our team offers numerous forms of treatment for overactive bladder and other forms of incontinence, including Botox. If you live in the Lake Forest, Woodstock, or Park City area, there is an office near you in which you can receive compassionate, effective care.
Do you have an overactive bladder?
The key to improving your condition is receiving the appropriate form of therapy. Symptoms of overactive bladder include:
- Frequent urination
- Sudden, uncontrollable urge to urinate, sometimes followed by the involuntary release of urine
- Frequent nighttime urination, referred to as nocturia
- Inability to control urine flow
Dr. Sanjay Gandhi provides patients from the Chicago area with viable solutions to vaginal health concerns, including overactive bladder. At Partners in Pelvic Health at North Shore Urogynecology, Botox injections may be considered after careful assessment of the condition and symptoms.
The goal in treating vaginal health concerns is to act conservatively. Diagnostic evaluation will involve the assessment of the detrusor muscle, which controls the bladder. Contractions of this muscle enable you to hold urine effectively. If this muscle seems to be contracting appropriately, treatment for overactive bladder may involve lifestyle modifications or calming medications called anticholinergics. The size of the bladder may also be measured to ensure space is sufficient to adequately hold urine. In the event size is appropriate but anticholinergic drugs are unsuccessful in the management of functional urination, Botox may be suggested.
Botox is a drug that has been established as a neuromodulator. This means that Botox and other drugs in this category cause tensed muscles to release their constant contraction. The relaxed detrusor muscle then can be retrained to work efficiently.
Quality of life can be negatively impacted by the problem of overactive bladder. Let the team at Partners in Pelvic Health help you regain the confidence you once had. Call us in Lake Forest, Woodstock, or Park City today.