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Ozone Therapy For Female Infertility: All About This Treatment Method

Inability to conceive can lead to mental issues that further aggravate the situation.

Ozone therapy is turning out to be a blessing for many women diagnosed with infertility. Read on to know more about this treatment.

Written by Longjam Dineshwori |Updated : July 23, 2021 8:00 AM IST

Infertility, in the recent years, in India has emerged as one of the most common health issues that affect young couples today. According to a 2019 report by the Indian Society of Assisted Reproduction, infertility affects about 10 to 14 percent of the Indian population, displaying higher rates in urban or city areas where every one in six couples are impacted with infertility issues. Popularly we understand infertility is when a female is not able to conceive after 1 year of married life without using any contraception. That is when she is considered for investigations and treatment of infertility. Ozone therapy is turning out to be a blessing for many women diagnosed with infertility. In this article, Dr Mili Shah, President, Ozone Forum of India under Bisleri Charitable Trust, explains more about this treatment method, including who should consider ozone therapy. Keep reading

Reason behind the rise of infertility in young adults

According to Dr Mili, sedentary lifestyles with minimum physical activity, incorrect diet, coupled with various other complimentary elements like rising stress level and irregular sleep pattern are few reasons that lead to growing rise of infertility in young adults today. "And its manifestation also leads to various other mental issues and conditions that further aggravate the situation," she says.

It is important to understand that infertility can be divided into:

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Male factor This includes low sperm production, abnormal sperm function, erectile or ejaculatory dysfunction, lack of sexual desire due to depression or medication use. Illnesses, injuries, chronic health problems may also contribute to male infertility it does improve sperm motility (sperm agility), reduces stress and improves function of male sexual organ.

Female Factor This can be due to multiple causes, from hormonal imbalance to infection of vagina like vulvovaginitis, which is an inflammation or infection of the vagina. Ovarian and tubal factors which means ovarian and fallopian tube blockage can be treated by ozone. These conditions when treated in initial stages respond well to ozone therapy, according to Dr Mili.

Ozone Therapy for Infertility due to PCOD and PID

Infertility is linked to PCOD polycystic ovarian disease and PID - Pelvic Inflammatory Disease both can be treated using Ozone Therapy successfully. Dr Mili explains:

PID - Pelvic Inflammatory Disease is a very common gynaecological disorder caused by bacterial, fungal or other infections of genital tract and the pelvic area surrounding that. Ozone, being an excellent antibacterial, antimicrobial and antifungal agent, is very useful in treatment of PID. Even in case of chronic PID which are resistant to many antibiotics, Ozone gives better relief and also for longer time.

Tubal block due to inflammation may be treated with ozone therapy. Ozone given vaginally can reduce the inflammation at the cornu or in tubes and open the block.

Ovarian factors are complex to treat. Polycystic Ovaries (PCOD) is the commonest ailment in today's young females. PCOD also leads to obesity, hair fall, irregular menstrual cycle and pimples which exert lot of stress in young females. Ozone Therapy helps in correction of the hormones which is beneficial in treating PCOD.

Ozone therapy is extremely effective at reducing inflammation and infection which has cured and helped women to conceive again.

How does Ozone Therapy help?

Ozone therapy works by reducing infection, helps oxygen to reach the inflamed area and it balances hormone by improving metabolism. Ozone therapy also has a powerful disinfectant effect and helps in treating infections caused by bacteria, fungi, yeast, viruses, and protozoa.

Ozone therapy helps woman conceive after 15 years of marriage

A patient, Sudha Sharma (name changed) was married for 15 years but was unable to conceive. She had severe pain in abdomen and also backache. Due to infertility, she was also having mental problems and restlessness. At Ozone Forum of India (HFG), after examination and laparoscopy, it was found that she had adhesions in abdominal wall with infections.

HFG report said that both her tubes were blocked. In also came out that in her past, she had suffered from TB and she had taken medicines for the same which led to a lot of side effects including this blockage. She started ozone therapy and without any procedures or therapies, ozone was administered through rectal insufflation. Finally, ozone therapy helped reduce the blockage and infections in the wall, helping her to conceive after 5months of treatment. Dr Mili noted that ozone therapy has helped many such cases.

Dr Mili Shah is also an active member & Indian representative of World Federation of Ozone Therapy Spain, International Scientific Committee of Ozone Therapy and Asian European Practitioners of Ozone Therapy from Ukraine, Russia.

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