And You Thought Botulism Was a Bad Thing?
May 18, 2009 | The HWN Team | Health Musings
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Botox may make you pretty but can it make you healthier?
Most of us first heard of the botulinum toxin being used to treat wrinkles. We knew it was a form of botulism, but we didn't care - it temporarily turned back the clock (or cloak if you will) of time.
Not without it’s dangers, the FDA recognizes the potential for negative effects and has issued warnings. But a recent article in the New York Times by Natasha Singer entitled “So Botox Isn’t Just Skin Deep” sheds some light on not only the first bona fide medical use of botox, the treatment of cross eyes, but highlights the exciting potential for the use of botox in the treatment of migraines, overactive bladder, enlarged prostate and many other uses.
Although we scoffed at injecting botulism into the faces of our friends to remove a few crows feet, that little toxin may someday make you healthier!
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