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Botox May Help Prevent Post-Op A-Fib

Posted 9 days ago by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 5, 2018 – Botox has other uses beyond enhancing lips and minimizing facial wrinkles. Scientists now say it may help prevent atrial fibrillation after heart surgery. A-fib – an abnormal heart rhythm – is common after heart surgery, and it's linked to stroke and heart failure. But two new studies suggest that botox injections during surgery temporarily freeze nerve bundles in the ...

If You're Considering Cosmetic Surgery…

Posted 5 Nov 2018 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, Nov. 5, 2018 – More than 17 million cosmetic procedures are performed in the United States each year. Most of these are minimally invasive, designed to improve your appearance in subtle ways without the surgery, stitches and long healing time of early facelifts, once the only rejuvenating option available. Today's most popular procedures are: Botox injections to soften lines, with more ...

Health Tip: Botox Isn't Just for Wrinkles

Posted 26 Oct 2018 by Drugs.com

-- Botox is made by a toxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. It's been used as a way to treat eye and nerve disorders for more than 20 years, the American Osteopathic College of Dermatology says. While people typically think of Botox as a remedy for facial wrinkles, the AOCD says it's FDA-approved to also treat: Crossed eyes (strabismus). Twitching of the eyelides ...

Need Your Botox Working Faster? Make a Face

Posted 25 Oct 2018 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, Oct. 25, 2018 – Have a big social event tomorrow night and need "emergency Botox"? A new study finds that if you get the wrinkle-relaxing shots today, you can speed up the effect by making faces. Simple facial exercises can speed the wrinkle-smoothing effects of botulinum toxin (Botox), according to researchers from Northwestern University in Chicago. "Patients often leave getting ...

Grind Your Teeth at Night? Botox Might Help

Posted 18 Jan 2018 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 17, 2018 – If you're one of the millions of people who grind and clench their teeth during sleep, an injection of Botox might be the answer, a small study suggests. The condition, called bruxism, can lead to pain, headaches, jaw problems and damaged teeth. However, the researchers reported that shots of Botox into the chewing muscles in the cheek can block the signals that tell ...

Botox May Offer New Hope for Young Migraine Sufferers

Posted 27 Oct 2017 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, Oct. 27, 2017 – Botox injections may help bring relief to children suffering from migraines, a small study suggests. Botox (botulinum toxin) appears to reduce the frequency of migraines and shorten the length of episodes when they do occur, while also diminishing migraine pain. At the moment, Botox is only approved as an adult migraine treatment. And the new findings are based on testing ...

Botox May Help Ease 'Burning Mouth' Syndrome

Posted 10 Apr 2017 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, April 10, 2017 – Botox, long used to smooth wrinkles, may come to the rescue for people with a painful condition called burning mouth syndrome. A new study finds that Botox (botulinum toxin) "might be an effective, long-lasting, and safe treatment" for the disorder, says a team of Italian researchers. According to the U.S. National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, burning ...

Forward-Thinking Tips for Back Pain

Posted 19 Jan 2017 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 18, 2017 – Back pain is common but not inevitable, an orthopedist says. Roughly eight out of 10 people will suffer significant back pain at least once in their lifetime – but there are ways to reduce the risk, said Dr. Mark Knaub of Penn State Hershey Medical Center. Muscle, ligament or tendon strains (soft tissue injuries) are the most common causes of back pain. These injuries ...

Botox Beats Implant for Urinary Urgency Incontinence in Women

Posted 4 Oct 2016 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Oct. 4, 2016 – For women with bladder incontinence who haven't been helped by medications or other therapies, Botox injections may help control leakage better than an implanted nerve stimulation device, a new study suggests. However, both treatments are effective, according to doctors who treat the condition. In a head-to-head comparison, women given Botox saw their number of daily ...

Americans Embraced Record Number of Lip Procedures in 2015

Posted 18 Apr 2016 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, April 18, 2016 – Hoping to look more kissable perhaps, Americans underwent a record number of lip procedures last year. "We live in the age of the selfie, and because we see images of ourselves almost constantly on social media, we're much more aware of how our lips look," Dr. David Song, president of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, said in a society news release. There were ...

Botox-Like Injection Might Ease Runners' Knee Pain

Posted 23 Feb 2016 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, Feb. 22, 2016 – A Botox-like injection, added to physical therapy, may relieve a type of knee pain that's common in runners, cyclists and other active people, a new study suggests. The condition – called lateral patellofemoral overload syndrome (LPOS) – affects more than one in eight people who regularly exercise, the British research team explained. The condition causes pain in the ...

FDA Approves Botox (onabotulinumtoxinA) for the Treatment of Lower Limb Spasticity

Posted 24 Jan 2016 by Drugs.com

DUBLIN, Jan. 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ – Allergan plc (NYSE: AGN), a leading global pharmaceutical company today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Botox (onabotulinumtoxinA) for the treatment of lower limb spasticity in adult patients to decrease the severity of increased muscle stiffness in ankle and toe muscles. Botox is the first and only botulinum toxin ...

Botox Might Prevent Irregular Heartbeat After Bypass Surgery

Posted 20 Oct 2015 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Oct. 20, 2015 – Botox isn't just for crow's feet anymore. The injectable wrinkle concealer may also help prevent development of an irregular heart rhythm after bypass surgery, new research suggests. Atrial fibrillation, or a-fib, as the abnormal heartbeat is sometimes called, can lead to serious problems, including kidney damage, stroke or death. "A few hundred thousand patients undergo ...

Botox Eases Overactive Bladder, Two Studies Find

Posted 15 May 2015 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, May 15, 2015 – Although Botox has long been used to smooth aging skin, new research finds that the muscle relaxant is also a useful treatment for urinary incontinence. With the condition, an overactive bladder contracts too often or without warning, leading to the constant urge to urinate and/or bladder leakage. But two studies, slated to be presented Friday at the American Urological ...

Botox: An Rx for Irregular Heartbeat After Cardiac Surgery?

Posted 14 May 2015 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, May 14, 2015 – Botox, the toxin-turned-drug therapy best known for its wrinkle-reducing properties, shows potential for preventing dangerous heart rhythms in patients who undergo invasive heart surgery, a small, preliminary study found. At issue is the risk for atrial fibrillation – a potentially fatal irregular beating of the heart – in patients who undergo coronary artery bypass ...

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