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

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.

Kegel exercises

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 leaking decreases, sometimes significantly.

Treating weakened pelvic floor muscles includes training, often with Kegel exercises. Developed by Dr. Kegel, these exercises have been shown to strengthen and tone pelvic floor muscles, thereby improving control over urine flow. Over the years since their development, Kegel exercises have been used by millions of women. The problem is that you may not know if you are performing these simple exercises correctly. If the right muscles are not exercised in the right manner, improvement in bladder control is unlikely. When there is a lack of quick results, attempts to resolve bladder leakage may stop.

Advanced science aids Kegels

Scientific research has led to the discovery that biofeedback is a wonderful tool for the proper completion of Kegel exercises. Biofeedback devices allow your physician to gauge the strength of contractions and pinpoint muscle usage. Biofeedback devices are very small and comfortable. By using this diagnostic tool, your doctor receives specific data in the form of a printed recording. This data enables us to help each patient ensure Kegel exercises are performed properly.

At Partners in Pelvic Health at North Shore Urogynecology, serving Park City, Lake Forest, Woodstock, and surrounding areas, we are focused on helping you find the right solutions for improved bladder control. We understand that urinary incontinence can have a negative impact on your quality of life, and want you to feel comfortable discussing your concerns with our caring staff.

Don’t let bladder leakage control your life. Contact our conveniently located offices for help.

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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 Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery (URPS) of The American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He also teaches healthcare students.