Supportive therapies

As part of our comprehensive treatment concept we aim to improve the general well-being of our patients. In doing so, we put emphasis on identifying and addressing existing deficits. It is well-known that patients with a malignant and progressive disease often feel tired and exhausted, due to suffering greatly, e.g. from side effects of cytostatic or chemotherapeutic agents, as well as from immunotherapies. This can lead to depressive mood changes, lack of motivation, restlessness, loss of vitality or appetite, among others. When we perform a blood test on these patients upon arrival, it often turns out that many patients have deficiencies e.g.  a Vitamin D deficiency, electrolyte deficiency, or the liver shows some significant reaction to e.g. cytotoxic agents. A tailored and supportive infusion program to address these deficiencies can provide relief to the patient. Supportive measures including infusions can lead to a much better tolerance of targeted treatments. Our experience has shown that patients who receive a supportive infusion program in parallel to chemotherapy and/or immunotherapy experience less side effects, leading to more motivation, positivity, and life quality. As with all our therapies at the Hallwang Private Oncology Clinic,  the infusion program is tailored to the individual patient’s requirements and needs.

Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, is an essential vitamin. It is a potent antioxidant which helps to protect against free radical damage to our proteins, fats, carbohydrates, DNA and RNA. Vitamin C is used to boost the immune system.

Selenium
is a trace mineral that is known for its antioxidant and antiinflammatory  properties. It plays an important role in the antioxidant defense system of the cell  and is therefore used for its immune-supportive effects.

Zinc -
Zinc is an important trace mineral that is also crucial for a proper working immune system. Zinc is required for cellular metabolism, and plays a pivotal role  in protein and DNA synthesis, wound healing, and cell division.

L-ornithine aspartate
is an amino acid that improves liver detoxification, and is already widely used in clinics to treat patients with liver cirrhosis and hepatic encephalopathy, as this amino acid reduces ammonia levels by increasing hepatic ammonia disposal and its peripheral metabolism.

Alpha lipoic acid is a potent antioxidant that is not only used to boost the immune system, but also for patients that suffer from periphereal neuropathy, a common side effect from chemotherepeutic drugs, or a symptom often presented in diabetes. It also used in the treatment of cancer, infections, and neurological diseases.

Glutathione is also a very strong antioxidant as it prevents cellular damage caused by reactive oxygen species such as free radicals or heavy metals. It is sometimes even described as the strongest among the wide number of antioxidants and detoxifying enzymes, as it is crucial for the defense and maintenance of the appropriate mitochondrial redox environment to repair oxidative modifications leading to mitochondrial dysfunction or cell death. It protects your DNA from damage and maintains optimal immunity. It also neutralizes and clears heavy metals and toxins from the body. Glutathione is also associated with anti-aging benefits.

There are many more substances that can have a beneficial effect for your specific condition, and that we will administer according to your personal needs and special requirements. We offer a wide range of both natural and homeopathic remedies in order to offer you a most comprehensive treatment program.