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3 Unexpected Uses for Botox
Because Botox is known for smoothing out wrinkles and facial imperfections, it has become associated with a line-less face with zero expression. But Botox can actually be used for several medical conditions.
Urine Isn't Sterile: Bacteria and Overactive Bladder
Researchers appear to have debunked the long-held notion that urine is sterile. And the bacteria in urine may have implications for people with overactive bladder.
Childbirth Not the Only Contributor to Overactive Bladder
The strain of vaginal childbirth can result in bladder leakage problems. For some women, the problem will likely get better with time, but for others it might get worse.
Rx Reduced Bladder Leakage in the Elderly
People with urgency incontinence get a signal that they have to urinate moments before they have bladder leakage. Getting relief from this tough problem is on the mind of many seniors.
An Overview of Medicines to Treat Overactive Bladder
Having a sudden urge to urinate can strike women with overactive bladder (OAB) almost anytime. And while there are a number of lifestyle and muscular remedies, medications are taking a larger role in treating OAB.
Continuing Toilet Trips After Birth
A common problem among pregnant women is a constant need to use the restroom. This need can turn into a more serious condition after pregnancy if these future moms are unable to keep normal blood sugar levels while baby is in the womb.
Toilet Trips Unfriendly to Sleep
When the toilet calls in the middle of the night, it can be difficult to go back to sleep. It can be especially difficult for older adults with insomnia.
Botox Over Time for the Bladder
You may already know about the wrinkle-reducing powers of Botox. Scientists have shown that Botox also works well in treating bladder problems. However, it's still unclear how long patients actually stick with the treatment and what prompts them to stop.
Botox Approved for Overactive Bladder
When the typical medicine for frequent bathroom visits doesn't work, Botox may be the answer.
OTC Overactive Bladder Treatment Approved
Oxytrol for Women, a patch that is applied to the skin to treat overactive bladder, was approved by the Food and Drug Administration as an over-the-counter treatment.