Tag: botulinum toxin

Thinking About a Cosmetic Procedure?

There are many minimally invasive cosmetic treatments that promise to help aging faces look more refreshed. But can these less invasive procedures really make a difference for people in their late 50s and beyond? The short answer is yes.

“It’s crucial that the procedure fit the patient,” explains UCLA facial plastic

Headache Cures: 9 Strategies to Ease the Pain

Headache Cures: 9 Strategies to Ease the Pain

Headaches can hit without notice, and multiple types may require different treatments. But there are simple headache cures you can try—strategies to relax tense muscles and stress, both of which can trigger headaches.
More complex headache cures include injections you may more commonly associate with cosmetic procedures. There are a

Ask the Doctor: Alzheimer’s Disease; Anti-Depressants; Spasticity

Q: Is it true that a bad head injury can cause Alzheimer’s disease?

A: While there is as yet no definitive proof that a single head injury can actually cause Alzheimer’s disease (AD), a number of studies have suggested it may increase risk for dementia. A recent study, published online Feb.

Botox: A Novel Approach to Preventing Arrhythmias

Injections of botulinum toxin A (Botox) revolutionized the beauty industry by providing a nonsurgical option for eliminating the appearance of wrinkles. Its value in treating a variety of medical conditions has since been proven, among them excessive sweating, spasticity and vocal tremors.

Now, this potent poison is poised to revolutionize treatment

You Can Overcome Stroke’s Effect on Your Muscles and Joints

About 50 percent of stroke survivors have some degree of spasticity in their joints. The problem manifests as muscle contractions and abnormal postures, says David Simpson, MD, PhD, professor of neurology at Mount Sinai. “For example, the upper arm may be pulled into the chest, with the fist clenched,” he

Botox May Help Prevent Arrhythmias After Bypass Surgery

Botulinum toxin, more commonly known as Botox, may become much than a way to help smooth out facial wrinkles. The popular cosmetic treatment may help reduce irregular heartbeats following heart surgery. About a third of all patients who undergo coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) develop atrial fibrillation, an irregular heart

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