It never ceases to amaze me that our medical system absolutely refuses to acknowledge that the most logical approach to treating a problem is to treat the cause of the problem. They have been promoting the use of using botulinum toxin ( Botox) to treat migraines, and now they are using it to treat women who have a problem with urinary urgency – i.e. those women who when they have to go, they have to go.

Interestingly, both urgency, commonly referred to as an over-active bladder, and migraine headaches, often have the same cause. Readers of my blogs already know that both problems are frequently related to an excess amount of adrenaline.

Women with their over-active bladders have to run to the bathroom every 10-20 minutes. So they get talked into getting an uncomfortable procedure called a cystoscopy, during which an injection of Botox is put into the bladder muscle. On the positive side, these women will temporarily eliminate their problem with a hyperactive bladder. Of course, on the downside, they can lose control over the bladder since they may not be able to contract the muscles of the bladder.

As a result, they will be forced to catheterize themselves every time they need to urinate. They can wind up with bladder and possibly kidney infections, and live with severe pain in the bladder until the injection wears off.

Would it not be simpler just to lower adrenaline levels and thereby eliminate the urgency. The lowering of adrenaline only takes 24 hours at the most.

Along these same lines, they have also used Botox to treat stress incontinence. This is a condition where women will lose urine under stress – coughing, sneezing, or laughing in public. One large study described a 40% incidence of significant side effects using botulinum toxin. They just released a report providing 905 papers for physicians about an “evidence-based review” of non-surgical approaches to stress incontinence – i.e. using drugs. Botox was only one of them. However, the most effective non-surgical approach to stress incontinence was not even mentioned. When I say effective, what I mean is, close to 100% effective.

The most common cause of stress incontinence is from a loss of muscle control around the urethra. Utilizing natural, bio-identical testosterone cream  it is possible to restore that lost muscle tone usually in about 3-6 days. The protocol for this is given in my book, “The Miracle of Bio-identical Hormones”, as well as in my manual, “The Platt Protocol for Hormone Balancing”.

Isn’t it extraordinary that the medical community can be blind to using safe and natural and extremely effective treatments just because they do not fall under the guidelines of “evidence-based medicine”.

My book on “Adrenaline Dominance” is finished and is in the editing stage. It describes all the conditions related to excess adrenaline – such as ADHD, fibromyalgia, anger and road rage, depression, most headaches, anxiety, RLS, alcoholism, PTSD, bipolar disorders, IBS, and urgency incontinence (over-active bladder). As a reminder, even bed-wetting in children is caused by excess adrenaline.

My goal is to make people more proactive about their health, and not to have to rely on a medical system that resists change. The manual that I wrote for healthcare practitioners has a chapter devoted to managing adrenaline. It provides information to teach doctors how to treat conditions felt to be incurable that are simply caused by too much adrenaline.

It is a true wellness manual. For those of you who are interested, please call my office: 760-836-3232  or go to my website: www.plattwellness.com.

In the meantime, please, say no to Botox.