Navigation Links
Uses for Botulinum Toxin — A Miracle Poison — Continue to Grw

First, it was infamous as a deadly form of food poison. Then, fame came as a temporary remedy for wrinkles. Now, botulinum toxin is considered the 'miracle poison' and used for an increasing number of medical conditions. //

The December issue of Mayo Clinic Health Letter covers how this drug works and its multiple and emerging applications.

Botulinum toxin blocks communication between nerves and muscles. Food poisoning occurs when large quantities are ingested, causing paralysis of the muscles that control breathing.

About 30 years ago, doctors found that injecting small amounts could safely immobilize muscle movements for as long as several months. The Food and Drug Administration has approved botulinum toxin to minimize fine facial wrinkles and to treat involuntary eyelid twitching and muscle contractions associated with crossed eyes. It can offer relief from sweating of the hands, feet and underarms and can help manage painful neck spasms (dystonia).

Other clinical uses include treating muscle conditions associated with cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, stroke and Parkinson's; and improving swallowing and speaking problems for people with vocal cord disorders.

Newer applications include facial scar healing and treatment for types of impaired bladder control. And the list goes on.

Results are mixed on whether botulinum toxin should have a role in headache management. For now, it isn't a first-line therapy for migraine but it may be a consideration for those who haven't had success with other treatment.

If you're considering a treatment that involves botulinum toxin, check to see that your doctor has considerable experience using the drug. Also check with your insurance company about coverage. The injections are costly and may not be covered.

Source-Newswise
'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Appearance Of Facial Scars Improved By Botulinum Toxin
2. Highly-Concentrated Botulinum Preparation Can Result in Severe Illness
3. Toxins linked with pregnancy loss
4. Toxin connected to Flesh-eating Pneumonia in Kids
5. Vegetables decrease Tobacco Toxins
6. Toxin injections support stroke associated spasticity
7. Indians Stay Away from Coke, Pepsi After Toxin Scare
8. Toxin from the sea to relieve pain
9. Toxin Identified For Alzheimer’s Diseas
10. UN Fears Melting Of Ice Would Concentrate Toxins in the Chinese Water Supply
11. Gold Nanoparticles Are Good Detectors Biological Toxins
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:10/13/2017)... , ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... and Agile Software Development, has been awarded a contract by the Center for ... Agreement (BPA) aims to accelerate the enterprise use of Agile methodologies in a ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... , ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... services for healthcare compliance program management, will showcase a range of technology and ... for Assisted Living (NCAL) Convention and Expo to be held October 14–18, 2017 ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... meet the demand of today’s consumer and regulatory authorities worldwide. From Children’s to ... and tested to meet the highest standard. , These products are also: ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... ... Asante, a nationally recognized health system in southern Oregon, ... health joint venture through an agreement, effective October 1, 2017, to create AccentCare ... company with Asante, delivering clinically integrated care, for the past eight years. This ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... ... HMP , a leader in healthcare events and education, today announced that ... ‘Best B-to-B Healthcare Website.’ Winners were announced during the Eddie & Ozzie Awards luncheon ... editorial and design excellence across a range of sectors. This year’s program included the ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/12/2017)... PARIS and NEW YORK , Sept. 12, ... ethical performance ratings for global supply chains, has published the first annual ... the CSR performance of more than 20,400 companies evaluated by EcoVadis, based ... years 2015 and 2016. ... EcoVadis Global CSR Risk & Performance Index ...
(Date:9/12/2017)... FRANCISCO , Sept. 12, 2017  ValGenesis ... Management Solutions (VLMS), is pleased to announce the ... a member of its Board of Directors and ... ValGenesis VLMS enables life science companies to manage ... the use of paper in this process. Furthermore, ...
(Date:9/9/2017)... , Sept. 8, 2017 Dealmed Medical ... independent supplier of medical equipment, supplies, drugs, vaccines, and ... has entered into an agreement to acquire Vantage Medical ... based in Holtsville, New York . ... in supplying new and emerging medical practices, will operate ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: