Prostate Problem Guide
Botox As A Form Of Enlarged Prostate Medicine?
Botox is the trade name for a preparation of botulinum toxin type A which has been used for the cosmetic treatment of facial lines for some time now. Mainly seen as a treatment for women, it has also recently become popular with men who wish to remove frown lines from their brow. Now, however, it is being suggested that Botox might also be used as a form of enlarged prostate medicine.
Researchers from Taiwan and the United States have been looking at the use of Botox as a treatment for an enlarged prostate gland and have had some very interesting results.
Studying a small group of 41 men between the ages of 49 and 79 with enlarged prostates, researchers injected Botox directly into the prostate gland.
Some 31 men (75% of the test group) responded to this treatment and reported a noticeable improvement in symptoms which, in a few cases, lasted for up to a year following treatment.
Additionally, 80 percent of the group said that within anywhere from one to four weeks after receiving the injection they were able to completely empty their bladder. None of the test group reported experiencing any significant side effects.
An enlarged prostate is not generally a serious problem but it can become increasingly difficult to live with as it leads to frequent urination which can sometimes be quite painful. Sufferers are also often reluctant to seek treatment as the common forms of treatment available today carry several side effects, including the possibility of impotence.
It is early days of course and further tests will need to be carried out but, if Botox really can be classed as a form of enlarged prostate medicine then many men are likely to turn to it as solution to their problem.