Ozone therapy in arterial circulatory disorders
What are Circulatory Disorders?
The circulatory system is the body’s blood transport system. A circulatory disorder is any disorder or condition that affects the circulatory system. Circulatory disorders can arise from problems with the heart, blood vessels or the blood itself. Disorders of the circulatory system generally result in diminished flow of blood and oxygen supply to the tissues. Problems of the circulatory system are common and can be serious.
Causes of Circulatory Disorders
There are many causes of circulatory problems. They can be classified into 5 groups: traumatic, compressive, occlusive, tumors/malformations and vasospastic (spasm of the artery, which reduces its diameter and thus its blood flow). Circulatory problems may occur more commonly in individuals with certain diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, or kidney failure, or in dialysis patients. Occupational exposure (vibrating tools, cold) can be a factor, and smoking also can aggravate and cause circulatory disease.
There are four main types of circulatory disorders
- coronary heart disease
- peripheral arterial disease
- aortic disease
Coronary heart disease
Coronary heart disease (CHD) occurs when your heart's blood supply is blocked or interrupted by a build-up of fatty substances (atheroma) in the coronary arteries. The coronary arteries are the two major blood vessels that supply your heart with blood.
If your coronary arteries become narrow due to a build-up of atheroma, the blood supply to your heart will be restricted. This can cause angina (chest pains). If a coronary artery becomes completely blocked, it can cause a heart attack.
A stroke is a serious medical condition that occurs when the blood supply to the brain is disturbed.
Like all organs, your brain needs a constant supply of oxygen and nutrients to function properly. This is provided by the blood, so if your blood flow is restricted or stopped, brain cells will begin to die. This can lead to brain damage and possibly death.
Therefore, a stroke is a medical emergency and prompt treatment is essential. The sooner a person receives treatment, the less damage is likely to occur.
The main stroke symptoms can be remembered with the word FAST which stands for:
Peripheral arterial disease
- Face – the face may have drooped on one side, the person may not be able to smile or their mouth or eye may have drooped
- Arms – the person with suspected stroke may not be able to lift their arm and keep it raised due to weakness or numbness
- Speech – the person's speech may be slurred or garbled, or they may not be able to talk at all despite appearing to be awake
- Time – it is time to dial 999 immediately if you see any of these signs or symptoms
Peripheral arterial disease, also known as peripheral vascular disease, occurs when there is a blockage in the arteries to your limbs (usually your legs).
The most common symptom of peripheral arterial disease is pain in your legs when walking. This is usually in one or both of your thighs, hips or calves.
The pain can feel like cramp, a dull pain or a sensation of heaviness in the muscles of your legs. It usually comes and goes and gets worse during exercise that uses your legs, such as walking or climbing stairs.
The aorta is the largest blood vessel in the body. It carries blood from your heart to the rest of your body.
The most common type of aortic disease is aortic aneurysm, which is where the wall of the aorta becomes weakened and bulges outwards. You will usually experience pain in your chest, back or abdomen (tummy).
Signs and symptoms
- Colour changes in th fingertips
- Ulcers which do not heal
- Cold intolerance
- Numbness or tingling of the fingertips
- Local areas of swelling around the vessels
Management of Circulatory Disorders
Life style modification
How does ozone therapy work as a natural way of treating circulatory disorders?
Losing weight, a healthy diet that is low in fat and salt and high in omega 3 and vitamin E, regular exercise and not smoking can help circulatory disorders but patients with severe problems may require surgery.
Antiplatelet Agents -- Aspirin is the mainstay of antiplatelet therapy for patients who have known CAD or symptoms suggestive of CAD. Antiplatelet Agents -- Aspirin is the mainstay of antiplatelet therapy for patients who have known CAD or symptoms suggestive of CAD.
Antianginal Agents -- Beta blockers, calcium channel blockers, and nitrates are the mainstays of antianginal therapy.
Risk Factor Management
Controlling conditions like Hypertension , Hyperlipidemia , Diabetes Mellitus
physiotherapy, exercise and massage; flowtron therapy; Ozone therapy; electromagnetic therapy; vibrotherapy, chelation therapy and complementary approaches to improve blood flow, heal tissue and relieve pain, inflammation and fatigue.
Ozone therapy strongly stimulates both proper circulation (delivery of oxygen), and proper energy generation (utilization of oxygen). The cells in your body, including the heart (angina), muscles (claudication pain) generate their own energy for use. Oxygen is vital to this process. If the cells can generate enough energy, there will be less fatigue and less pain. Ozone helps with both oxygen delivery and with the way the cells use oxygen once it has been delivered
Mechanism of action
Many patients find:
- Activation of red blood cell metabolism,with a rise in ATP, as well as an increased 2,3 DGP level in RBC, thus improving oxygen supply
- Increase and activation of the body’s own antioxidants and radical scavengers thus improving vascular inflammatory conditions .
- less medication is required
- they can do much more physical activity (walking, exercise, gardening)
- they can think much more clearly
- life becomes more normal
In stage2 of circulatory diseases(symptoms on exertion,intermittat claudication)a series of 10-15 sittings(2per week) 2-3 times a year will be given
- Major auto inection (or) intravenous ozonated saline
- Rectal and ear insufflations if needed
In stage 3 (symptoms at rest)and stage4 (presence of trophic lesion) daily sittings first, later 2 sittings per week will be given.