Quotes: US MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

UAE- Fed up of migraine? Now botox to help relieve pain  Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN - Khaleej Times - 30/04/2014
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!



(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Botox has been licenced for treating chronic migraine by the medicines and healthcare products regulatory agency ? a uk government agency since july 2010.

fed up of recurring headaches? tried various drugs to get rid of the chronic pain but to no avail? here is some hope with a new treatment based on a non-surgical cosmetic procedure.

medical journals show that headache is a universal experience with over 100 types so far and one of the most recurring ones is migraine which affects about 10-12 per cent of the global population being three times more common in women than in men.

according to assistant professor at the gulf medical college in ajman dr mohamed hamdy when migraine becomes chronic — occurring more than 15 days a month — it can disrupt a person’s daily life to a great degree. dr hamdy also a neurology specialist with gmc hospital told khaleej times that botulinum toxin commonly known as botox that is basically used to reduce facial wrinkles has proved effective in treating chronic migraine since it was first introduced for the purpose some four years ago.

botox has been licenced for treating chronic migraine by the medicines and healthcare products regulatory agency — a uk government agency since july 2010 he added. “botox is being used in treating migraine at the rashid hospital dubai and some private centres in the uae.”

the botox-based procedure approved in treating migraine and being provided at the rashid hospital and some private centres here is much better and effective than all the drugs being prescribed for the chronic headache he said. he said he has fruitfully tried the mostly insurance-covered treatment with ten patients so far at the gmc hospital ajman.

“though no side effects or major changes have been recorded bumps and redness are sometimes noticed but disappear after two hours. headache migraine rash itching muscle pain and drooping of the upper eyelid are further temporary effects that appear in less than one in every ten patients.”

dr hamdy who is a member of the world federation of interventional and therapeutic neuroradiology said unlike many of the other conditions in which botox is used it is not thought to work by relaxing overactive muscles.

“use of botox has helped reduce pain in a number of patients with diseases including cervical dystonia neuropathic pain lower back pain spasticity myofascial pain and bladder pain.”

dr hamdy said botox is believed to inhibit the release of peripheral nociceptive neurotransmitters. “it may then have a knock-on effect on the central pain processing systems that generate migraine headaches.”

he said researchers found a positive correlation among the number of trigger points in a patient the number of monthly crises and the duration in years of the condition. “some 95 per cent of migraine sufferers have trigger points of which the most common are the anterior temporal and the sub-occipital region both bilateral of the head.”

dr hamdy said it took him 20 minutes to inject minimum 155 allergan units (more than 1.5 vial) into more than 16 different points in the head. “the procedure costing dh3000 has proved very effective in reducing migraine pain hours and days for three to six months.”

ahmedshaaban?khaleejtimes.com


 






  MENA News Headlines
 Aug 22 2014 - Saudi - Agriculture sector advances 1.3Arab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) The Saudi stock market continued its positive movement and managed a fourth straight rise on Wednesday accumulating more than 56 points.The Tadawul All-Share Index (TASI) set out ...

 Aug 22 2014 - 20 Most Popular Family Cruise ShipsConsumer Reviews Reveal Most Popular Cruise ShipsMENAFN Press
(MENAFN Press) Built in 2009 the Oasis of the Seas and her sister ship the Allure of the Seas are the largest cruise ships afloat. At a cost of $1.4 billion apiece these floating palaces weigh about ...

 Aug 22 2014 - The Diabetes Protocol ReviewDoes Dr. Kenneth Pullmans Program WorkMENAFN Press
(MENAFN Press) Read Dr. Kenneth Pullman's Diabetes Protocol review and find out if it really treats diabetes and promotes a healthier lifestyle. A 100% natural treatment With no use of drugs and ...

 Aug 22 2014 - Hollande: France armed Syrian rebels 'a few months ago'Arab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) SAINT-PIERRE France: President Francois Hollande said on Thursday that France had delivered weapons to rebels battling the Syrian regime of Bashar Assad 'a few months ago.'The ...

 Aug 22 2014 - Europeans in push for new UN resolution on GazaArab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) UNITED NATIONS: Britain France and Germany have put forward key points of a new UN Security Council resolution on Gaza in a fresh bid to end six weeks of violence diplomats said ...

 Aug 22 2014 - Saudi - Woman kicked fined for trying to enter giraffe penArab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) MILWAUKEE: A California woman who got kicked in the face after trying to climb into the giraffe exhibit at a Madison zoo has paid a fine and apologized.Police say 24-year-old ...

 Aug 22 2014 - Ice Bucket Challenge injures firefighters in USArab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) WASHINGTON: Four US firefighters were injured two seriously Thursday as they were helping run a so-called Ice Bucket Challenge at a Kentucky university.'We express heartfelt ...

 Aug 22 2014 - Asian shares slip as China manufacturing data weighsArab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) HONG KONG: Asian markets mostly fell with downbeat Chinese manufacturing data dragging down Hong Kong and Shanghai as concerns grew about the pace of recovery in the world's ...

 Aug 22 2014 - Saudi - Street car cleaners in the capital feel the heatArab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) Authorities have stepped up the campaign against car cleaners operating illegally on the city's streets.Four Bangladeshis who had been scouring Riyadh's Al-Ahsa Road in search of ...

 Aug 22 2014 - Saudi - No Zamzam hassle for IndiansArab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) Indian pilgrims will no longer be troubled by having to pack cans of Zamzam water into their luggage when returning home after completing their Haj.As part of the arrangement ...

more...


 






Google

 
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

MENAFN News Market Data Countries Tools Section  
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network
Arabic MENAFN

Main News
News By Industry
News By Country

IPO News
Islamic Finance News
Private Equity News

How-To Guides
Technology Section

Travel Section

Search News

Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices

US Markets Details

Commodoties

Oil & Energy

Currencies Cross Rates
Currencies Updates
Currency Converter

USA Stocks
Arab Stocks
 

Algeria 
Bahrain 
Egypt 
Iraq
Jordan 
Kuwait 
Lebanon
Morocco 
Oman 
Palestine
Qatar 
Saudi Arabia 
Syria
Tunisia 
UAE 
Yemen

Weather
Investment Game
Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary

My MENAFN
Portfolio Tracker

Voting

Financial Calculators

RSS Feeds [XML]

Corporate Monitor

Events

Real Estate
Submit Your Property

Arab Research
Buy a Research

Press Releases
Submit your PR

Join Newsletters


 
© 2000 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help