By now, it is no secret that Botox cosmetic is quite the warrior. The wrinkle-reducing injections have grown tremendously in popularity over the years as they have helped countless people with their battle against wrinkles. As I pointed out in my last article on Botox, it does so much more than just reverse the signs of aging.
Migraine headaches, excessive sweating and muscle aches are all no match for Botox. This was highlighted in an article published on FoxNews.com. This is not to say that Botox is a miracle drug. However, there are many patients who would attest to the fact that Botox does work miracles.
Some of the reasons may surprise you. The news site reveals that there are several ailments that Botox injections surprisingly help to aid. Remember that Botox works to ease muscle tension. And that doesn't mean that it only works in your face. Here are a few other health issues that Botox can help you to battle.
It battles bladder problems. This even came as news to me. FoxNews.com reports that The National Institutes of Health has found that Botox can help an overactive bladder increase its capacity. A study concluded that, depending on the amount used, Botox injections in the bladder can assist those with bladder problems for several months.
It battles eye issues. The news site also reports that the FDA has approved Botox to treat strabismus (lazy eye) and blepharospasm (twitching of the eyelids). In small doses, Botox can help to temporarily paralyze the eye muscles. The treatment is known to last several months and can even assist in correcting eye alignment.
It battles the effects of strokes. Another study conducted by The National Institutes of Health found that Botox treatments were effective in the aid of a patient who, after a stroke, lost movement in her left hand and arm. Over the course of two years, Botox injections combined with physical therapy amazingly helped the patient regain a range of motion and some functional use of that arm.
It battles pain during intimacy. For many women, pain can often be felt in the pelvic region due to tissue abnormalities and issues with the pelvic floor muscle. Board-certified obstetrician-oncologist, Dr. Deborah Coady, found that injecting Botox around the perineal area and in the pelvic floor helped to relax muscles, easing pain for women in that area.