Incontinence is a very common problem these days. Incontinence is mainly of two types, Urine Incontinence and Bowel Incontinence. Urine incontinence is also of many types such as urge incontinence, stress incontinence, functional incontinence, etc.
Since incontinence is such as big problem, there are many treatments and solutions to deal with the problem. Some of them are temporary treatments for example, use of adult diapers and incontinence pads, use of mattress protectors for incontinent patients, etc. These all are temporary solutions that can help you from being embarrassed in public because of your problem. But, none of these is a permanent solution or cure for the problem.
Some most popular treatments for incontinence problem are Anticholinergic Therapy, botulinum toxin (Botox), Medication, surgery, etc. Though none of these is a perfect treatment for incontinence problem, Botox therapy is one of the most popular and successful treatment option available till the date.
What is Botox?
Botox stands for Botulinum Toxin that is a purified toxin that is injected in access amount in the body can block the transmission of signals from that particular nerve.
Concept of Botox Therapy
The concept behind the use of Botulinum Toxin for the treatment of incontinence is that if the toxin is injected in a particular amount in the muscles of bladder, it can block the transmission of the messages and signals between bladder and other muscles. This in turn, reduces the involuntary bladder contractions and so the frequency of urination.
In normal situations, oral medications are used to block the transmission of bladder messages, but in more serious conditions, this is not as much effective so the use of Botox toxin is the only option left.
There are many experiments and researches conducted to check the effectiveness of Botox treatment, each of them showed different results. Most of the time, the results were good and patients feel very much improvement in the condition after the treatment, but some of the results were quite negative with zero to very less improvements in patients condition. One more overcome of the treatment is that its effects are not long lasting. Patients who faced improvements in their condition after the treatments again started facing the problem after six or more months means the improvements were temporary, not permanent.
We cannot draw any conclusion on the efficiency of the treatment yet as it is still under development and there is more to come. Doctors and researchers are trying to improve the quality and reduce the side-effects of the treatment. Hope, one day we will find a permanent solution for our incontinence problem.
Author: I am a blogger and a writer. I write about health industry related topics. Right now, I am writing about use of Adult Diaper for Incontinence.