Hypoxia is a complex process, due to which the delivery of oxygen to the cells of the body and its assimilation is disrupted (there is a discrepancy between the intake of oxygen with the blood flow to the tissues and their need for it). Provoke its development may impair the functions of blood circulation, breathing, or "malfunctioning" in the process of metabolism in the tissues of the body due to the lack of vitamins necessary for biochemical reactions.
Depending on the severity and duration of hypoxia, both minor and very severe lesions of the baby's brain are possible, which can lead to disability.
Fetal Hypoxia and Cytoflavin
To prevent damage to the brain cells of the future child and to normalize the supply of the placenta, pregnant women are prescribed the drug "Cytoflavin".
The use of "Cytoflavin" during pregnancy, as well as other medicines, is possible only against the background of well-founded indications for its use in the appointment of the attending physician, as well as in the complete absence of contraindications, the main among which is the individual intolerance of the individual components of the drug .
Cytoflavin during pregnancy
"Cytoflavin" is a complex preparation that contains vitamins of group B (nicotinamide and riboflavin), succinic acid and riboxin. The mutual enhancement of the effect of these components and has a neuroprotective effect, that is, they protect neurons (cells of the brain) from harmful effects. In addition, "Cytoflavin", reducing the need for neurons in oxygen, "makes" them to function normally in conditions of oxygen starvation. This is explained by the fact that this drug, stimulating the activity of enzymes that take part in anaerobic reactions (without oxygen) and, while receiving energy from glucose, becomes a source of energy, while preventing its decrease in neurons.
"Cytoflavin" during pregnancy significantly improves the processes of oxygen saturation of blood, intracellular synthesis of protein and nucleic acids, accumulation of energy reserves by neurons, and stimulates the restoration of damaged cells, limiting the zone of ischemic damage to the brain tissue of the baby.
The main reason for the degradation of brain cells is oxygen starvation. However, neurons are able to feed the brain with the necessary substances due to the succinic acid contained in the Cytoflavin: this is what they use as a source of energy. In addition, succinic acid is able to protect tissue cells from any negative effects.
Riboxin has the ability to stimulate the production of energy from glucose in the absence of oxygen.
Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) has an antihypoxic effect (activates the "processing" of oxygen by the body, and also increases the resistance of tissues and organs to hypoxia).
Vitamin PP (nicotinamide) activates the work of antioxidant systems, which are responsible for protecting cell membranes from destruction by free radicals.
In general, all the listed components of "Cytoflavin" have a positive effect on the brain tissue of the fetus: by activating the metabolic process by accumulating energy in the cells, they contribute to the assimilation of free oxygen by them.
The effect of the drug is aimed at restoring the nutrition of the brain and the heart muscle - due to the improvement in blood flow, there is a restriction of the necrosis sites.
Treatment of hypoxia Cytoflavin during pregnancy
Since "Cytoflavin" has all the necessary properties for the prevention and treatment of fetal hypoxia, it is used quite often in obstetric practice. Minor hypoxia during pregnancy is treated on an outpatient basis using Cytoflavin tablets. Intravenous drip introduction of "Cytoflavin" in hospital conditions is prescribed with pronounced hypoxia of the fetus.