July 7, 2014

Study Shows That Botox Can Effectively Treat Incontinence

Botox is commonly used by men and women to try and reverse the signs of aging but it's now also being used to treat urinary incontinence. A recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine showed how a one-time Botox injection in the bladders of about 250 women helped in reducing episodes of urinary continence for at least six months. The positive effects of the injection are as good if not better than the effects of daily pills.

The main symptom of an overactive bladder is when a person has the sudden and uncontrollable urge to urinate. No one is immune from this condition because it can affect men and women of all ages. The risk of acquiring the condition also increases with age. Women are more likely to be affected but men can as well especially if they have prostate problems or if they just had a prostate operation.

People with overactive bladders often wake up at night to urinate and experience incontinence. This causes them to lose sleep and get stressed. If this happens regularly, it can lead to other health problems like depression and a weakened immune system.

Incontinence is usually treated through medication. However, a lot of these medications have side effects such as dry mouths, constipation, dry eyes, and confusion. These side effects are especially inconvenient among patients who are currently taking medications for other maladies.

Patients who don't want these side effects can have Botox injections instead. Botox has been studied and has been approved as an alternative treatment for people who have overactive bladders. Minimal doses of Botox are directly injected into the bladder tissue. What this does is relax the bladder muscles thus decreasing the urge to urinate. The injections can be done by either a gynecologist or a urologist. The treatment procedure will only take 30 to 30 minutes and another 30 minutes for observation.

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