Ozone IV Therapy in Urogynecology

Often referred to as “supercharged oxygen therapy,” ozone therapy was first developed in Germany in the early 1950s. This form of therapy uses medical grade ozone molecules to promote healing, target pain and even treat certain diseases. 

While controversial in some communities, ozone therapy has become increasingly popular as an alternative treatment in Europe and America in the last few decades. More recently, introducing ozone intravenously is garnering attention as a potentially beneficial treatment option for a range of conditions, including urogynecological ailments. 

Understanding the Potential Impact of Ozone IV Therapy in Urogynecology

In the body, ozone molecules may play a number of pertinent roles in immune system regulation, improved circulation, increased oxygen uptake, enhanced antioxidant protection and mitochondrial stimulation. Many of these biological actions are related to urogynecological conditions. Urogynecology is an area of medicine focused on gynecology and urology, which can involve conditions like interstitial cystitis (IC) and pelvic prolapse. Take a look at the potential benefits of ozone IV therapy in urogynecology below. 

Ozone IV Therapy for Urogynecological Conditions

Ozone IV therapy has been used in medicine for over 70 years. Take a look at a few of the most common urogynecological conditions and how ozone therapy may be beneficial. 

Interstitial Cystitis

Interstitial cystitis (IC) is a chronic condition typically characterized by ongoing urinary urgency and pain in the bladder and pelvis. IC does not have a known cause, but individuals with IC often face worsened symptoms depending on their dietary intake. 

Ozone IV therapy may promote healing and reduce inflammation that contributes to IC by enhancing oxygen uptake and regulating the immune system. Preliminary studies have even shown ozone therapy within the bladder to be effective for IC treatment. 

Chronic Pelvic Pain

Chronic pelvic pain (CPP) is a type of ongoing pelvic pain that causes pain in the pelvic region for six months or longer. CPP can involve multiple potential causes, and at Coyle Institute, the goal is to try and determine the cause. Once we know the why, oftentimes, treatment can be directed and simple.

Ozone IV therapy may offer some level of support for women with CPP by improving circulation through the pelvic region and related organs, enhancing antioxidant protection and possibly supporting immune system regulation. 

Recurrent Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs) 

Recurrent UTIs involve at least two UTIs in a six-month period. Typically, recurrent UTIs are a sign of antibiotic resistance, but there can also be other causes to blame. Dr. Coyle evaluates patients with recurrent UTIs carefully because this often indicates a deeper urogynecological problem. 

Alternative treatments for UTIs beyond antibiotics are needed for many women. Ozone IV and intra-cystic therapy may be a complementary treatment option to standard methods. While research has not been established, ozone therapy may help with recurrent UTIs due to its antimicrobial properties by improving blood circulation and supporting proper immune system regulation. 

Chronic Bladder Conditions

Chronic bladder conditions beyond IC, like overactive bladder or urinary incontinence, are common reasons for a visit to a urogynecology specialist. Chronic bladder conditions can involve several treatments depending on the nature of the problem and the suspected causes. For example, Interstim® Therapy may help reduce urinary urges for those struggling with urinary incontinence. 

Ozone therapy may offer a complementary or adjunct therapy option to further support traditional treatments. Ozone therapy may offer support by keeping bladder inflammation in check through immune system regulation, upping antioxidant protection and encouraging blood circulation.       

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Ozone IV Therapy and Hormonal Imbalances

Hormonal imbalances in women are common and can have many underlying causes, such as menopause status, medications or certain types of hormone therapy. While common, hormonal imbalances can be life-disrupting and cause symptoms like: 

  • Mood changes 
  • Infertility 
  • Irregular periods 
  • Lack of libido 
  • Hot flashes 
  • Vaginal atrophy 
  • And more 

Hormones are closely related to urogynecological health in women. For example, low hormone levels can lead to issues with pelvic pain and an overactive bladder. 

Ozone has been shown to affect the release of certain hormones, including thyroid hormones that directly impact estrogen and progesterone levels. Therefore, ozone therapy may also be valuable for supporting women with hormonal imbalances, even though the research is in its earliest stages. 

Safety and Efficacy of Ozone IV Therapy in Urogynecology

Ozone IV therapy is not approved or regulated by the FDA; however, it has been used in medicine for over 70 years. The risk of Ozone therapy is extremely low.

A few potential side effects include a risk of air embolism if IV ozone therapy introduces air bubbles into the bloodstream and a risk of flu-like symptoms. Nevertheless, the available research portrays a good safety profile when ozone therapy is used according to established medical guidelines. 

For these reasons, it is important to only trust an experienced medical provider like Dr. Coyle for medical ozone therapy. Dr. Coyle has been fully trained to provide medical ozone therapy and is certified to perform the treatment. 

Integrating Ozone IV Therapy Into Urogynecological Practice

Integrating ozone IV therapy into urogynecology must involve using the safest, most effective levels of ozone therapy. This is why Dr. Coyle relies on Major Auto-Hemotherapy (MAH) IV ozone therapy. 

MAH involves starting an IV, extracting and treating the blood rather than directly introducing ozone gas into the vein. During this type of ozone therapy, 6 to 12 ounces of blood are removed from the body, the blood is ozonated and then returned. The procedure takes about 30 to 40 minutes. 

Additionally, Dr. Coyle works to: 

  • Educate patients on IV ozone therapy 
  • Provide up-to-date, accurate information about ozone therapy 
  • Address misconceptions and concerns 

As with any adjunct or alternative therapy, monitoring and evaluation with ozone therapy must be carefully navigated. This allows us to track patient progress and adjust treatment plans as needed. 

Discover More About Ozone Therapy: Connect With Coyle Institute Today

Ozone therapy has great potential in the urogynecology field. Naturally, ongoing research and clinical trials will be important with this up-and-coming treatment to better understand treatment protocols, administration of treatment and expected outcomes for certain conditions. Overall, ozone therapy could prove valuable to support women’s health when combined with other alternative and natural therapies, such as detoxification and adequate nutrition. 

Are you looking to learn more about Dr. Coyle’s innovative treatment approaches? Reach out to the team at Coyle Institute at 850-637-8258 to schedule an appointment. 

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