Shining a Light on Bladder Dysfunction

February
2019

Doctors have used electrical stimulators to treat urinary incontinence for more than 30 years. These devices deliver current to nerves associated with urination, and are believed to relieve the inconvenient symptoms of an overactive bladder. However, the method is not specific — it disrupts nerve signaling in organs besides the bladder, causing unexpected and unfavorable side effects.

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