Though most people think of the beauty industry when they hear the word Botox, the option of using Botox for overactive bladder treatment has become increasingly common in the field of urogynecology.
The way that it works is relatively simple. Because of the way that Botox bladder injections cause the muscles at the injection site to relax, the bladder muscles that contribute to the condition of urinary incontinence are also caused to relax, decreasing the frequency with which those muscles spasm and cause the bladder to contract involuntarily. When those bladder muscles are overactive, incontinence becomes a common issue. Because of the success rate for patients in other realms of medicine who have undergone treatments with Botox to treat muscular issues, however, the use of Botox for overactive bladder has been explored as a viable urinary incontinence treatment rather than having to take more drastic measures.
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Naturally, the use of Botox for overactive bladder is not an option for everyone, and a specialist should evaluate each individual case. At Coyle Institute, we encourage our patients to consider Botox injections as a treatment for incontinence only after we have fully consulted with them to conduct a medical exam and discussed their medical history. We want every patient to be treated successfully and to use the most effective, efficient, and safest methods of care. We believe in the viability of Botox injections, but we are also dedicated to providing our clients with solutions that will restore their health, not endanger it.
The number of Botox injections necessary will naturally be dictated by the severity of the issue and the specific needs of the patient. Many patients are treated successfully with a single injection of the medication, experiencing relief for more than a year. Others, however, required additional injections to see full efficacy over the course of that year. Overall, however, the success rate has been substantial, and Botox has become encouraged as a minimally invasive treatment option for patients whose overactive bladder issues are not caused by severe medical conditions or other complications. As with any medication, however, there are risks that should be discussed with a professional, and some side effects may occur.
Botox usually needs to be repeated every 4-9 months, We can perform the procedure right in our office for your convenience with no anesthesia required.
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