Urinary incontinence does not have to be a fact of life as you grow older; however, if urgency or leaks have become an embarrassing and life-altering problem over time, you are certainly not alone! The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services reports that four of every ten women aged 65 and older have urinary incontinence. Women are twice as likely to develop this condition than their adult male counterparts. As one of a select group of specialists who are board-certified in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (Urogynecology), Dr. Sanjay Gandhi at Partners in Pelvic Health Northshore Urogynecology in … Continue reading
Few things can be more embarrassing than suffering from urinary incontinence. At Partners in Pelvic Health in Lake Forest, IL, Dr. Sanjay Gandhi understands how much of an effect female urinary incontinence can have on your life and offers a variety of diagnostic tools and treatment options to help you get back to your daily life without the worry of accidents or leaks. Understanding incontinence Female urinary incontinence is a complex condition that can have many different causes and manifestations. It is typically caused by an underlying physical condition or follows a dramatic change in hormones, such as pregnancy, childbirth, … Continue reading
Do you find yourself running to the bathroom? Do you avoid social situations out of fear of leaking urine? If you are one of the 13 million patients in the United States who experiences incontinence, you have asked, “What can cause urinary incontinence?” With offices in Park City, Lake Forest, and Woodstock, IL, Chicago area women can turn to Dr. Sanjay Gandhi of Partners in Pelvic Health North Shore Urogynecology for top quality feminine care. Although incontinence occurs in men and women, women are twice as likely to experience it. This is due to the structure of the female urinary … Continue reading
If you are a woman who has a leaky bladder, you no longer have to rely on solutions such as pee-proof underwear! Woman in the area of Chicago, IL or the surrounding cities of Woodstock, Lake Forest, and Park City are encouraged to learn more about treatment for light bladder leakage available at Partners in Pelvic Health North Shore Urogynecology. Leaky bladder Leaky bladder is also known as urinary incontinence. Dr. Sanjay Gandhi of Chicago, IL helps women who are experiencing incontinence. His treatment options can greatly change lives. Leaky bladder can be something many women don’t want to talk … Continue reading
It can be difficult to even think of talking about the problem of incontinence. Many women who struggle with stress urinary incontinence have a hard time bringing up the concerns they have about their vaginal health and quality of life. Accidental bowel leakage may be even more distressing. Park City area physician Dr. Sanjay Gandhi is a resource for women from Crystal Lake, Woodstock, and various Chicago suburbs. At Partners in Pelvic health, you can find the comfortable environment you need to openly tackle the problem of urinary or fecal incontinence. Accidental loss of stool or gas is a more … Continue reading
Millions of American adults struggle with the problem of urinary incontinence. In addition to the clear and present issues of bladder leakage, there is also the issue of emotional impact. Many people find it difficult to discuss urinary incontinence with their physician, thus limiting their own ability to regain confidence through proper treatment. At whatever age this problem occurs, it can lead to a number feelings, such as embarrassment about needing to stay close to a restroom or the need for special garments. Feelings of helplessness and isolation may also develop in the adult who does not know where to … Continue reading
Should you drink cranberry juice for that urinary tract infection or see your urogynecologist in the Woodstock area?
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
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
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
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
Sanjay Gandhi, M.D.
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.
Partners in Pelvic Health North Shore Urogynecology
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.