Botox injections, usually used against wrinkles, headaches and sweating can help stop urinary incontinence in women.
The conclusion came from a study in which 250 women were divided into two groups. Some of the women followed a routine treatment for urinary incontinence while the rest were injected with Botox in the bladder. The results showed that all women have, on average, three leaks per day over the 6-month study, compared with 5 leaked a day before the termination had reported as research.
Moreover, it was observed that the number of women who have healed total urinary incontinence was double in the group treated with Botox.
An overactive bladder is usually characterized by an uncontrollable need to urinate. Latest statistics shows that this condition affects up to 19% of elderly women.
Although the effect of the Botox injection is not permanent, scientists are optimistic and argue that such treatment would come to help women suffering.