Lake Forest residents ask, ‘Are Kegel exercises for women effective?’

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Leaking urine can be embarrassing and can negatively impact your personal and professional lives. Thankfully, there is a solution. Kegel exercises for women who are experiencing urine leakage can be an effective way to strengthen the pelvic floor muscles. For women near Park City, Lake Forest, and Woodstock, IL, Dr. Sanjay Gandhi of Partners in Pelvic Health North Shore Urogynecology offers feminine health care including ways to strengthen the pelvic floor muscles. Purpose of the pelvic floor muscles For the average young adult woman, your pelvic floor muscles probably never cross your mind. The muscles are most likely working as … Continue reading

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

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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.