OxyFile #59

TI:  Intensive Medical and Physical Treatment of Osteoporosis 
     with the Aid of Oxygen-Ozone Therapy

DT:  Dec. 1988

AU:  E. Riva Sanseverino, Istituto di Fisiologia Umana - Bologna

SO:  Europa MedPhys 1988;24:199-206

AB:  Post-menopausal osteoporosis has been treated by a 
     plurimodal type of therapy with the aim of inducing recovery 
     of i) bone mass; ii) general physical and psychological 
     conditions; iii) social and family life.  A distinction was 
     made between surgically-induced menopause, usually in young 
     women, and spontaneously-occurring menopause.  The 
     plurimodal therapy consisted of pharmacological support, 
     oxygen-ozone therapy and physical activity.  The 
     pharmacological therapy consisted of cycles of parenteral 
     administration of calcium, vitamin D2, salmon calcitonin and 
     in some cases anabolic hormones; it was able to increase the 
     densitometric bone index.  The oxygen-ozone therapy, 
     administered as major intravenous autohemoinfusion, was 
     associated to the cycles of pharmacological therapy as a 
     potentiating factors, as it turned out to be; in addition, 
     this therapy cause circulatory and metabolic benefit thus 
     improving the physical and psychological status of the 
     patient.  Therapeutic exercises, periodically suggested with 
     an intensity adjusted to the age and general condition of 
     the single patient, was particularly effective in the 
     physical fitness of surgically-induced menopause women; this 
     physical activity markedly increased the velocity of 
     remineralization and then stabilization of the bone mass as 
     indicated by the semestrally checked computerized bone 
     mineralometry and contributed to the maintenance of the 
     patient's good health in time.