Source and Courtesy: Business & Health — Health Guide for the Modern Lifestyle.
U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Allergan’s Botox injection for treating patients who have bladder control problems arising from spinal cord injury or multiple sclerosis (MS).
Patients with such neurological problems can now avail of the popular wrinkle treatment to keep a leaky bladder in check.
An overactive or leaky bladder is caused by uncontrollable contractions of the bladder which results in frequent urination, urgent need to urinate and inability to control urination. A Botox injection treats the problem by relaxing the bladder muscles and allowing more space for urine storage. The effects could last for about nine months.
Around 60 to 80 percent of patients with multiple sclerosis or spinal cord injury experience some form of bladder problems, according to global pharmaceutical company Allergan. 350,000 of such patients are from the United States.