EE UU and EU have approved its use in serious neurological circumstances. Botox temporarily paralyzes the muscles of the bladder and reduces the frequency of going to the bathroom and urine loss. Botulinum toxin also serves to treat chronic migraine, muscle stiffness, sweating in the armpits or contraction eye cases. Botox, injections of botulinum toxin type A, do not serve only to try to slow down the decay of beauty. They have more applications and more important. Now, researchers have discovered that they are also useful for patients with disease of Parkinson and overactive bladder. Therefore, the administration of food and medicines from United States (FDA for its acronym in English) has approved the use of botox to treat urinary incontinence in people with severe neurological circumstances, such as multiple sclerosis, as did the European Union this month.
Uncontrolled contractions of the bladder in individuals suffering from certain neurological disorders can make them incapable of control the urine, so they are treated with medication to relax the bladder and catheters to empty it regularly. Cystoscopy under general anesthesia is a procedure that injects botox into the muscle of the bladder of the patient. The substance causes a partial and temporary paralysis of the muscles of the bladder. Enough to decrease the frequency of going to the bathroom and urine loss. Botox injection is carried out via a cystoscopy, a procedure that requires general anesthesia and which allows the doctor to visualize the inside of the bladder.
It is a simple operation of less than an hour. The doses that are used are 30 times lower than the ones used in plastic surgery. The cto of botox injection may take up to nine months. The ctividad of this treatment was demonstrated in two clinical studies with 691 patients who suffered from urinary incontinence product of damage to the spinal cord or by multiple sclerosis. secondary CTOs and other applications the most common secondary ctos in patients who have received This treatment have been infection in the urinary tract and urinary retention, that has to be treated by catheter. Besides being used to improve the appearance of facial wrinkles, the use of botox has also been approved for the treatment of the chronic migraines, in certain cases of muscle stiffness, sweating in the armpits and to treat people suffering from ocular contraction or having non-aligned eyes preparedness. In Spain, at the end of 2006, ten hospitals began to develop a protocol for the application of botox patients with urinary incontinence. From there a monitoring network was set up to check how these people were progressing. Since 2008, this dozen of hospitals used this technique on a regular basis.