Botox injection is no longer for fighting facial wrinkles for Hollywood celebrities such as Nicole Kidman and others. The beauty treatment can also be used for other medical needs such as helping women to stop urgency urinary.
Using sample data from 241 women with urinary urgency for a span of six months, a team of researchers led by Anthony G. Visco, M.D. of Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Duke University Medical Center, found that Botox bladder injections may be used to stop urgency urinary in women. The study titled “Anticholinergic Therapy vs. OnabotulinumtoxinA for Urgency Urinary Incontinence” is being published by the New England Journal of Medicine.
All women in the sample were divided into two groups. The first group received daily oral medication for fighting urgency urinary and a placebo saline injection. The second group received a Botox injection, as the injection went into a layer of women’s bladder wall and also given a daily placebo pill for fighting urgency urinary.
The research findings showed that the first group of women who took oral medication and the second group of women who received a Botox injection had experienced significant improvement layer of women’s bladder wall at about 70% to 71%. In summary, both group experiencing the same rate of reductions in the frequency of daily episodes of urgency urinary.
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