botulinum toxin, we can block the release of nerve transmitter substances and sensory nerves, which means that the patient doesn’t feel the need to go to the toilet as often. It also means we don’t have to rely on intensive drug therapy, or invasive surgery.
“Around ten percent of the current UK population has an overactive bladder, while nearly a third of us will experience bladder storage or sensation problems at some point in our lives.
“The bladder normally stores urine at a low pressure, until it can be passed at a socially acceptable time, but some people have problems storing urine and need to go frequently, and urgently. Problems can occur with age, or sometimes as the result of a neurological disorder such as multiple sclerosis.
“Imagine you’ve come home after a few drinks, you need to pee, and you’re fumbling to get the key in the door – that’s the sensation some of these people experience every day.”
“Treatment with botulinum toxin has been successful in eighty percent of