A nice cut and paste job from NewsMax.com:
Botox is known for its ability to smooth wrinkles, but researchers have discovered that it also can offer significant relief to people who have an overactive bladder.
The condition, in which the bladder contracts suddenly and without warning, affects as many as one in six people over the age of 40. Also called “irritable bladder,” the condition seriously degrades victims' quality of life.
Urologists in the United Kingdom conducted a randomized, double-blind placebo trial on 34 patients averaging age 50. Nine women and seven men got Botox injections in the walls of their bladder, and 10 women and eight men received placebo injections. All had failed other methods normally used to manage the condition.
Patients were assessed at the beginning of the study and at four, 12, and 24 weeks following treatment. Improvement was based on a questionnaire developed to assess women with urinary incontinence.
“Our study showed a significant relationship between the overall improvement in . . . symptoms and improved quality of life scores,” said Dr. Prokar Dasgupta, a urological surgeon.
“The overall benefits lasted at least 24 weeks after the injections were administered, with patients reporting both a reduction in bothersome bladder symptoms and an improved quality of life.”