Study shows Botox can treat overactive bladder
Botox is being used increasingly in the medical community – for migraines, multiple sclerosis and severe sweating.
But a new study by Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health, found Botox can successfully treat some women with urinary urgency incontinence, Medical News Today reported. The Botox is two times more effective than medicine in completely eliminating symptoms, according to the study.
The study is similar to last year’s study, which said Botox had been approved by the Food and Drug Administration to treat urinary incontinence in patients who have neurological conditions.
Urinary incontenence happens when urine leaks involuntarily. Urgency incontinence is accompanied by an intense, sudden need to use the bathroom, according to Medical News Today.