Botox has long been used to freeze the muscle and diminish aging lines. The medical world turns their nose up at this procedure due to the fact that it is paralyzing the face with chemicals. However, new research has surfaced; showing that those who suffer from a weak bladder could actually benefit from this procedure.
They claim that an injection of the virulent toxin directly into the bladder wall can improve symptoms in the over-50s, making a ‘significant’ impact on their quality of life.
The jab works for up to 24 weeks, reducing incontinence and making a massive difference to a sufferer’s social life and general health.
Those taking part in a trial in London claimed they slept better, had more energy, could go out more and become involved in relationships.
Stars such as Simon Cowelland Amanda Holden use Botox to get rid of facial wrinkles. But this is the first time it has been shown to have a medical use for a condition affecting up to one in six Britons over 40.
Doctors from the London hospitals Guy’s and King’s College tested 34 sufferers for whom other treatments had failed. Half had the injections, while the rest were given a placebo.
After being monitored over 24 weeks, the researchers noted marked improvements in symptoms among those who had Botox (source).
I know that people with weak bladders suffer tremendously in their personal lives. However, I am not sure that I would want a “toxin” injected into my bladder. Since urine is sterile this could potentially cause a problem in your excretory system. If you are desperate to control your bodily functions then try doing some abdominal exercises to strengthen the muscles surrounding your organs. This will give your body more of it own strength and control. One of the most beneficial exercises for a weak bladder is the common plank exercise.
(CES, PES, CPT, BS)