How Botox Became a Popular Treatment for OAB

The first thing that many people think of when they hear the brand name “Botox” is its use as a cosmetic treatment. For years, Botox has been used to reduce fine lines and wrinkles of the face, but this product can also be incredibly effective at addressing other issues, including overactive bladder (OAB)!

What Is Overactive Bladder?woman smiling after OAB treatment

Although it is often thought of as a condition, OAB is technically defined as a group of symptoms associated with the function of a person’s bladder. Men and women with an overactive bladder often experience instances of:

  • Accidental leaks of urine
  • Sudden, intense urges to urinate
  • Frequent urination of 8+ times per day
  • Waking several times at night to urinate

Usually, the cause of OAB has to do with a dysfunction of the nerves and muscles of the bladder. This can happen for a variety of reasons, including excessive alcohol consumption, having diabetes, side effects from a new medication, and more. It is also entirely possible for a person to never know the true cause of their overactive bladder, but thankfully they are often still able to treat the condition using Botox injections.

The Benefits of Botox for OAB

So, how exactly did Botox become such a popular choice for patients looking to treat their annoying symptoms of overactive bladder? A lot of it has to do with the many advantages that these injections have over other treatment options!

No Surgery Needed

Surgical procedures open a whole new door of possibilities when it comes to potential problems and complications of your health. For this reason, many people are eager to avoid going under the knife in favor of less invasive options. Botox injections for OAB do not require any sort of incision, and only take a single office visit to our location in Hartford, CT to administer.

Effective and Convenient

During treatment, Dr. Pregenzer will simply inject the Botox into the muscles of the bladder while the patient lies down on the exam table. After that, you are free to carry on with your day like normal! These injections are given 12 weeks apart, meaning that patients only need a few appointments each year to keep their OAB symptoms in check.

Significant Results When Other Treatments Have Failed

Each person is unique, and the same logic applies to cases of OAB. Just because a particular type of treatment worked well for someone else, doesn’t mean it will work for you. If you have experienced dissatisfaction with other products and procedures to relieve an overactive bladder, Botox may still be an option for you.

Botox for OAB is also incredibly effective with an average of 3 less accidental leaks happening each day for participants in 3 separate clinical trials. Not only do these results help to reduce physical symptoms of OAB, but they can also provide patients with relief from social anxiety and embarrassment about their bladder control.

Are You a Candidate?

Learn more about Botox for OAB, its benefits, and whether or not it may be a suitable treatment option for you by contacting Pregenzer Urology today to schedule a consultation! Together, our providers will work directly with you to achieve notable improvement in your symptoms of overactive bladder.