Millions of people are living with bladder and bowel control problems. These issues can seriously affect quality of life, including work, relationships, and activities.2,3 In other words, there are people in your community who need help from specialists like you.
Despite the widespread prevalence of bladder and bowel control problems, people with these conditions often go years without talking to a doctor due to embarrassment and social stigma.8 Many of those who do seek help find little to no relief from lifestyle changes or medications.9, 10
For bladder and bowel control patients who do not respond to conservative treatments, neuromodulation offers a proven way to reduce symptoms. Neuromodulation therapies from Medtronic are backed by extensive clinical evidence along with the experience of hundreds of thousands of patients.
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