Physiotherapy still raises many questions for patients, since it requires a long course, and the result of its implementation is not always possible to track immediately. In particular, this concerns electrophoresis, the course of which is 10-15 procedures depending on the problem being solved. Most often it is carried out with zinc, magnesium, calcium, and the analgesic effect can be achieved with novocaine. But what is electrophoresis with leadase useful for?
Lidaza electrophoresis: scope and contraindications
This physiotherapeutic procedure is one of the methods of conducting a drug in a tissue using current. It may also be called ionophoresis or galvanotherapy. The main advantage over other methods of administering the drug is that a clear focus on a certain area is carried out, as a result of which those areas that should not receive the medicinal substance are not affected. Thus, it is possible to reduce the probability of an individual reaction of the body. In addition, you can get by with the minimum dosage, since "along the way" not a single drop of the drug will be lost, and the process of its subsequent elimination will be lengthy, and hence the effect will be prolonged.
- Lidase used for this procedure is based on the work of hyaluronidase - a substance capable of splitting hyaluronic acid. Thus, it stimulates the enhancement of the permeability of tissues and blood vessels, and also makes it possible to soften scars, even the most old ones, and to improve the flow of fluid in the tissues. The main advantage of the drug is its physiology, which indicates minimal risks of a negative reaction of the body, even in the case of long-term therapy.
The most frequent is carrying out electrophoresis with lidaza in gynecology, to solve the problem of adhesions in the tubes of the uterus: these formations in the connective tissue have the nature of dense scars, which often provoke infertility. Doctors often recommend eliminating adhesions through surgery, but physiotherapy gradually enters the practice: the effect of electrophoresis with lidaza on scars is certainly not as powerful and quick as a surgeon’s knife, but allows you to safely say goodbye to the problem, in addition, it is preferable to surgery if the disease recurrence stage. It is noteworthy that in this way it is possible not only to soften the existing scars, but also to prevent the formation of new ones in the inflamed points.
It is also possible to conduct electrophoresis with lead on the ears for the treatment of otitis media, however, the effectiveness of the course is much lower than in gynecology: here the lipid acts as a means that does not thicken the ear, which causes hearing loss. However, additional therapy is needed to remove the fluid, since electrophoresis cannot do this.
- There are practically no contraindications to this procedure; even the youngest children (with otitis) are well tolerated. However, doctors warn that it is undesirable to resort to electrophoresis with leadase in the presence of oncology and infections in the acute stage, as well as in asthmatics and during high fever.
It is noteworthy that in children electrophoresis with lidazy can also be carried out for the treatment of hip dysplasia.
How is the electrophoresis procedure?
The algorithm of conducting depends on the method chosen and on which the therapy is aimed. In particular, therapeutic baths can be used. But much more often for the treatment of problems of the reproductive system, the drug is introduced into the vagina, after which the electrode is introduced there, and the paired electrode is placed on the surface, clearly above what is inside.
If electrophoresis is performed to treat otitis, the electrode is placed in a tissue pad impregnated with lidaza solution, and then introduced into the auricle. The procedure is carried out for each ear separately.
In general, electrophoresis with lidaza can be carried out absolutely for any problem that is solved (partially or completely) by removing fluid from tissues, softening scars, increasing the flow of fluid, and improving patency. Therapy is considered safe and has almost no contraindications, therefore it is recommended even for newborns. However, before you register with a physiotherapist, you should discuss the treatment with your doctor.