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benign_prostatic_hypertrophyderma_blog_Feb2009.jpg The numbers of cosmetic uses for Botox may be sliding, but Italian physicians and researchers have found benefits of Botox for men with BHP (benign prostatic hypertrophy). BHP is a prostate ailment that causes serious pain and discomfort due to an enlarged prostate, and researchers are saying that Botox use may alleviate that pain for nearly 30 months. Reuters reported this morning, "Dr. Giuseppe Brisinda of Catholic University Hospital 'Agostino Gemelli' in Rome and his colleagues report the outcomes for 77 men ages 50-80 years with so-called benign prostatic hypertrophy or BPH, in the medical journal Urology. The patients were given injections of Botox into the two lobes of the prostate under ultrasound guidance." In recent months the use of Botox injections for things other than ridding wrinkles has made great headway. Some physicians are using Botox for migraines and headaches, while other researchers are learning more about other positive attributes. As more data comes out, Botox may be far more in demand for non-cosmetic reasons.
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