Treatment of varicose veins with hydrogen peroxide
03 mar 2021
Unfortunately, patients' confidence in non-traditional methods of treating "surgical" diseases, including varicose veins of the lower extremities, is virtually limitless and never ceases to amaze practicing phlebologists. This factor is unceremoniously used by dishonest people and even "doctors" who position themselves as inventors of "innovative" , "the most effective and less traumatic" and "unparalleled in the whole world" techniques, which are harmless at best, but at the same time, can often be fraught with extremely serious consequences for the health of patients.
One of such "therapeutic approaches" is the intravenous use of hydrogen peroxide solutions in low concentrations directly into the veins of the lower extremities, which is actively practiced in one of the major cities of Ukraine. disinfection of surgical instruments and surfaces.In Ukraine, a solution of this substance is certified only for external use (although official data regarding the high efficiency of this substance as an antiseptic is not enough, because even for mechanical cleaning of wounds it is possible to use ordinary saline or water with the same efficiency). an article on this topic is available on the official website of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine.
The pharmacokinetics (the action of a pharmacological drug inside the human body) of a hydrogen peroxide solution is completely unexplored. The results of foreign studies that evaluated the intravenous administration of this substance to experimental rats indicate a high risk of gas embolism (migration of air bubbles), which can cause disabling and even fatal complications, especially in people with such a congenital defect as in the open oval window in the atria of the heart. ... In such situations, it is possible for these vesicles to enter the vessels of the brain and overlap the latter with subsequent acute disturbance of cerebral circulation (ischemic stroke). An extremely depressing article that describes the death of a newborn after accidental intravenous administration of hydrogen peroxide with the subsequent occurrence of an oxygen embolism of the cerebral vessels is presented at the link below https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/0891584996000184.
We warn patients about the dangers of intravenous administration of hydrogen peroxide solution, as the consequences can be unpredictable and extremely unfavorable. This technique is not applied anywhere in the world and is a real experiment on humans!
The inventor of this "innovative approach" indicates in publications the use of a solution of this substance in extremely low concentrations, starting at 0.0075%, which can be compared with homeopathic remedies, which most likely will not lead to any serious problems due to the extremely low content of active At the same time, do not risk your own health and entrust the treatment of varicose veins to doctors, vascular surgeons and phlebologists, who undergo many years of training and use the safest and most modern methods recognized all over the world and are really effective.