Now we have all heard the story about Botox curing our wrinkle issues, aiding migraine relief and stopping excess sweating, but who knew Botox may now be a useful tool for prostate conditions in men. Porstate issues plague nearly half of men over age 60, so numbers are considerably high. Generally we do not think of Botox as having benefits for serious ailments, but this may be promising news for men and physicians. PR Newswire said, "The two-stage, multi-center, double-blind, randomized study showed that two different dose levels of Botulinium Neurotoxin Type A (BOTOX) injected into the prostate was both safe and efficacious for the management of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), a common noncancerous enlargement of the prostate that can cause difficulty in urination. "These data indicate that BOTOX
is an effective, fast-acting treatment option that does not require daily dosage. We are excited to see what the long-term data will show us." The research for aiding prostate related problems is still preliminary and doctors are recommending that patients of course consult their physicians prior to getting Botox injections. But it is well worth it to note that Botox is being used for things other than cosmetic dermatology.