Thursday, August 11, 2011

Look Younger and Pee: Is Botox for Me?

Urinary incontinence in spinal cord injury patients could be treated using Botox, new evidence suggests.

Allergen Inc has announced that the Irish Medicines Board supports the use of this treatment to treat urinary incontinence in spinal cord injury and multiple sclerosis patients.

Many patients with these conditions have neurogenic detrusor overactivity, meaning their bladders contract during the filling stage, when they should be relaxed.

Injecting Botox into the bladder muscle causes the involuntary contractions to subside, increasing bladder activity and cutting urinary leaking incidents.

Douglas Ingram, chief executive officer of European Allergan, said: "For many people with spinal cord injury or multiple sclerosis, gaining effective control over their bladder and staying dry can be a significant step towards improving daily functioning and overall quality of life."



  1. I found your website the other day and after reading a handful of posts, thought I would say thank you for all the great content. Keep it coming! I will try to stop by here more often.

  2. That's true. Botox can certainly increase bladder activity, by relaxing it, it stores more urine. However, the treatment should be done for as long as 9 months to completely cure the problem of a leaky bladder.

  3. I couldn't even agree more with this article. Botox can certainly treat muscle-related disorders, and our bladder is not an exemption to that. Well, Botox injections works by paralyzing the muscles of the bladder, which ensures that the bladder wouldn't contract on its own anymore, thus curing incontinence.

  4. Isn’t it great that as time goes by, we gain more and more benefits from botox treatments? People will not just consider it as a form of cosmetic solution but as a new medical wellness solution as well!