Now people who can not find an effective cure for urinary incontinence, an innovative method of treatment available. A new study suggests that Botox injections are used to smooth out wrinkles, better than implants help to cope with the disease.
If a person suffers from urinary incontinence, which means that he urinates involuntarily - when it does not want. This disease often occurs after several pregnancies or due to obesity.
With symptoms of incontinence faced about 17% of women over 45 years and about 24% after 75 years.
Scientists have conducted a series of tests and compared the effectiveness of treatment onabotulinotoksinom A and implants in people suffering from overactive bladder. An important condition: the bladder in the subjects did not have to respond to other medications and procedures such as fluid restriction and exercise the pelvic muscles.
For the study were selected by women, whose average age was 63 years, all were overweight, in each test the average was about 6 cases of urinary incontinence per day.
Six months later, the woman who had been made an injection of Botox into the muscles of the bladder, had an average of 3.9 fewer episodes of incontinence per day. Patients who were treated with implants, the number of cases per day was reduced by an average of 3.3.
The difference is small, but statistically significant. Researchers have noted that for the treatment of overactive bladder requires a double dose onabotulinotoksina A. Thus, women who participated in the experiment, it took 200 units of Botox (the maximum dose for overactive bladder is 100 units).
However, patients who were treated with injections, said that more than satisfied with the results, and many unpleasant symptoms they no longer bother.
"A few of the subjects that were treated onabotulinotoksinom A marked improvement of health, although the statistical values are not clinically important," - says the researcher Cindy Amundsen, of Duke University.
Despite the fact that Botox is effective in the treatment of overactive bladder, this method is not without drawbacks. The main side effect - it is an increased risk of urinary tract infection.
After the study of the urinary tract infection was found in 35% of women treated with Botox, and in 11% of participants who chose implants. Patients who have used Botox, also needed a catheter to release the full bladder.
At the same time, the researchers argue that the side effects are not influenced by the opinion of patients about the treatment of urinary incontinence using Botox injections.
Based on materials techtimes.com