Botox has become known as a treatment for wrinkles, but beyond this use there are also several medical uses of Botox, including treatments for: migraines, urinary incontinence and anal fissures.
Below are 3 medical uses of Botox:
Botox injections are an NHS treatment option in parts of the UK to help prevent chronic migraine. Botox may be considered if other treatments are not effective, not well tolerated or cause too many side effects.
The medicines regulator MHRA says there’s evidence Botox is effective at preventing headaches in adults with chronic migraines.
The Migraine Trust says Botox may offer a safe and effective preventative treatment option to help people with chronic migraine manage their migraine and improve their quality of life. Source: WebMD.Boots
On August 24, 2011 the FDA approved the use of Botox for treating overactive bladders of people with multiple sclerosis or spinal cord injury.
“The new method allows a physician to inject Botox into a patient’s bladder, where it relaxes the muscles and allows more urine to be stored. Clinical studies showed such injections could decrease episodes of urinary incontinence for a period of nine months.” Source: RealSelf
An anal fissure is a painful cut of the anus. These normally heal on their own with a stool softener and pain medication. However, for chronic anal fissures, a botulinum injection into the anal sphincter will cause relaxation of the sphincter muscle. The relaxation of the sphincter muscle allows stool to pass more easily so as to leave the fissure undisturbed and able to heal. Source: About
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