The diabetic leg

Effects


The most spectacular effects of ozone therapy are in the case of diabetes patients that come to the doctor’s office with impressive ulcerations in the calf area.

Very often close to having both legs amputated, they come to the ozone therapy clinic after having tried all treatments possible or after surgeons told them that amputation is their last resort.

In these cases, besides autohemotherapy, applying ozone locally is of help. Practically, the wound is cleaned of dead tissue, until only the healthy tissue remains. The leg is then washed with ozoned water and is introduced in a special bag. Highly concentrated ozone is then infused in the bag in order to obtain an antibacterial and antifungal effect, based on its oxidative properties. In autohemotransfusions, since we aim at a different type of effect, we will use a lower concentration on this type of patients. The ozone treatment is individualized according to the stage of each patient’s disease and to their respective level of tolerance. If locally applied ozone in bags is meant to do a hygiene of the ulceration and thus healing it from the outside, the ozone introduced through autohemotransfusion takes its effects from the inside of the body. It will lead to the formation of new blood vessels, the improvement of oxygenation and consequently to tissue regeneration. The first results can be seen only after 5-6 sessions. The duration of the therapy is established according to the individual response of every patient to the treatment.