Dr. Mehmet Oz is host of the popular TV show “The Dr. Oz Show.” He is a professor in the Department of Surgery at Columbia University and directs the Cardiovascular Institute and Complementary Medicine Program and New York-Presbyterian Hospital.

Dr. Mike Roizen is chief medical officer at the Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute, an award-winning author, and has been the doctor to eight Nobel Prize winners and more than 100 Fortune 500 CEOs.

 

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Tags: Botox injections | many uses for Botox | wrinkles | migraine headaches | teeth grinding | tremors | bladder problems

Botox: More Than a Wrinkle Eraser

Tuesday, 02 Oct 2012 08:57 AM


What do Kim Kardashian, Nicole Kidman, and Simon Cowell have in common? Skin that's been Botoxed into a wrinkle-free mask. And they're not alone; in 2010 almost 6 million Botox injections were delivered to North Americans trying to cover up their real age. But today, we want to let you know research has uncovered many other uses for this toxin that acts as a micro-muscle paralyzer.

• People who suffer from chronic migraines can see their headaches disappear along with their wrinkles; shots are administered every 12 weeks.

• Teeth grinding that's bad enough to cause pain, headache, and damage to the teeth can be eased by injecting Botox into the jaw muscles.

• Tremors caused by multiple sclerosis and Parkinson's diminish after a series of injections.

• People with overactive bladder problems associated with neurological conditions stop feeling like they gotta go.

• Muscle spasms and jerkiness after a stroke seem quieted with Botox. Eyelid twitches (blepharospasm) and crossed or misaligned eyes (strabismus) are remedied. Injections cool down excessive sweating. And painful, uncontrollable neck-muscle contractions (cervical dystonia) also are relieved.

One caution: Botox must be administered by a skilled health-care provider (who tells you how many times he or she's done the procedure for your specific purpose). No storefront Botox mills for these medical (or any other) procedures.

Turns out Botox isn't only for the narcissist. Now that's a reason to smile — if you can!


© 2012 Michael Roizen, M.D. and Mehmet Oz, M.D.
Distributed by King Features Syndicate, Inc.




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