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Botox.

The drug is known as the age zapper for those looking to stop father time from creeping down their face. But the drug favored by real housewives to well, Real Housewives has several medical uses, including its original use of treating muscle problems such as eye spasms.

Though Botox certainly has its reputation as part of the plastic surgeons arsenal, the drug has split its $1.5 billion dollar profit between cosmetic and therapeutic use. Now, scientists say they have found yet another use for the drug- urinary incontinence, the involuntary loss of urine.

TIME Healthland reports:

On Wednesday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Botox, or botulinum toxin, to treat incontinence in patients with neurological conditions like spinal cord injury and multiple sclerosis. It’s the seventh condition that Botox has been approved to treat since the drug first arrived on the market as a wrinkle reducer in 2002.

Adds a whole other meaning to “get it right, get it tight.” So how exactly does Botox help to keep fluids on their proper release schedule? Doctors say that by inserting Botox into the bladder, the drug can help people with overactive bladders to better store and control urine flow. However, the new use isn’t exactly a quick fix since it comes with the side effects of urinary tract infection and urinary retention.

Kris Jenner, are you getting this? Next time you take a trip to the doctor, you could order up a two for one.

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  • AJ

    hahahah…I’m sorry, this picture in reference to this article is too dang on funny

  • Ms. Pillowz

    F’n crazy… Botox is a TOXIN!!!! I just don’t understand people willing to inject a toxin into their face, under their arms or into their Miss Lady to look younger, stop the body’s natural toxin release process (sweating) or tightening the girl. Don’t they typically put toxic waste in drums with a skull and cross bone? Doesn’t that mean danger? Aren’t toxins sometimes used in terrorist attacks? I get that some stuff we put in and on our bodies can be bad for us, but Botox(in) should be pretty clear that it is not safe for us, long term especially.

    • Jabjab

      Actually it is safe.

    • It is a toxin and I don’t care what the label says, there is NOTHING safe about a toxin. We’ll just have to disagree.

  • Priceless

    I have to agree. And Mrs. Kardashian looks a hot mess. I don’t under why people ( more so white) have this obession with looking younger when in fact, all these injections and alterations make them look worse.

  • Melissa

    People are obsessed with staying and looking young. I see beautiful/attractive older women all the time. But when society focuses on youth and beauty, I guess people feel they have to maintain their youth and beauty to feel attractive. We are blessed to have skin that ages slower than our counterparts. Doesn’t botox make you skin look stiff? It doesn’t look natural to me. From my understanding, the botox fills in the wrinkled area for plumpness. I know it can be used for people who sweat profusely.

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