Bladder leakage is an issue that effects the daily lives of countless people, yet is rarely discussed — but a new medical innovation which acts as a pacemaker for the bladder aims to change that.
The Axonics is a remote-controlled device that’s new in the United States, and works by “reprogramming the nerve to the bladder.” In other words, this device can halt bladder contractions, enabling an individual to have more time between bathroom breaks, or to make it to the bathroom in time. The Axonics is implanted in one’s lower back, near the nerve that sends signals to the bladder. The device can then regulate one’s bladder by sending electrical impulses.
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