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Are bladder and bowel issues disrupting your life? The seemingly uncontrollable urge to urinate, sudden leaks, or the discomfort of incomplete bladder or bowel emptying can be incredibly disruptive and distressing. It can severely inhibit your work and social life, making it difficult to get a good night’s sleep or leave your home or work to travel or enjoy an evening out.

Both men and women can suffer from bladder and bowel issues that arise due to abnormal communication between the brain and the bladder or bowel, resulting in overactive bladder, fecal incontinence, and urinary retention. If you’re experiencing these symptoms, there may be a remedy for you in the form of Axonics Therapy, offered at Northwest Specialty Hospital (NWSH) in northern Idaho. Let’s explore how this innovative therapy can help you regain control and improve your quality of life.


Understanding the Problem: Missed Communication

Overactive bladder, fecal incontinence, and urinary retention often stem from irregular communication between the brain and the bladder or bowel. When this is the case, here are some common symptoms you may be experiencing:

  • Frequent urination
  • Sudden or intense urge to urinate
  • Urine leakage with little or no warning
  • Urine leakage with exertion (e.g., laughing, sneezing, exercise)
  • Incomplete emptying of the bladder
  • Bowel leakage


How Axonics Therapy May Help

Axonics Therapy works by restoring normal communication between the brain and the bladder and bowel. It utilizes a miniature implant to gently stimulate the nerves controlling the bladder and bowel. This stimulation helps reestablish proper communication between the brain and these vital organs, significantly improving your symptoms. When your bladder and bowel fill up, nerve signals are sent to your brain to alert you. Your brain then sends nerve signals back down to facilitate emptying your bladder and bowel.

To embark on the path towards relief, consult with your doctor. Axonics Therapy begins with a simple evaluation period, allowing you to experience the potential symptom relief before committing to a long-lasting solution. If both you and your doctor determine that Axonics Therapy is the right choice, you can move forward to schedule the procedure. 

Depending on your unique situation, Axonics Therapy offers two distinct implant device options to match your lifestyle, preferences, and your doctor’s recommendation:

  • AxonicsF15™: This device is recharge-free and provides sacral neuromodulation (SNM) therapy. It’s the longest-lived recharge-free device, offering therapy for 10 to 20 years. 
  • AxonicsR20™: For those who prefer a rechargeable option, AxonicsR20™ is a miniaturized, rechargeable device designed to provide therapy for 20 years or more. You can enjoy the freedom of going up to 6-10 months between charges.


The effectiveness of Axonics Therapy speaks volumes: 93% of treated patients achieved clinically significant improvements at the two-year mark, and 94% of patients expressed satisfaction with their therapy.


Take Action for a Better Quality of Life

If you’ve been silently suffering from urinary or fecal incontinence, it’s time to take action. Reach out to the NWSH Women’s Clinic today and consult with our experts to find out if Axonics Therapy can offer you the relief you desperately need. Axonics Therapy is available for both men and women who suffer from incontinence. You don’t have to let these conditions control your life any longer. Regain your independence and get back to the quality of life you deserve.

Axonics Therapy offers a remarkable solution that can transform your life if you are dealing with bladder and bowel incontinence. Its ability to restore proper communication between the brain and these vital organs has brought hope and relief to many others, and it may be right for you. If you or someone you know is grappling with these challenging conditions, talk to a healthcare provider at Northwest Specialty Hospital’s Women’s Care clinic to explore the potential of Axonics Therapy today and take the first step toward regaining control of your life.

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