Can Hyperbaric Oxygen treat Covid19?

Long Covid and HBOT

If the symptoms of covid persist for several weeks or months even after testing negative for the disease, the condition is called ‘long covid’ and the worst part is, no one knows how long the long covid symptoms will last in an individual.

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Cognitive improvement with HBOT

HBOT – Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy involves supplying a body with 100% pure medical grade oxygen at 2 times the normal atmospheric pressure. At this rate, a body is supplied with 5 to 10 times more oxygen at higher pressures as a result of which more oxygen gets dissolved in the red blood cells and in plasma. The excess oxygen is supplied to every needy cell and tissue in the body that can promote optimal functioning and repair of cells, tissues etc.

Is your age reversible? Yes, says Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

HBOT and anti-ageing

In a research done at Tel Aviv University (TAU) in Israel, scientists have discovered that after a certain number of sessions, the length of telomeres increased by 38% and the number of senescent cells dropped by 37%. That equals to taking back the age of cells by around 25 years. Isn’t that an amazing feat?

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Treating infertility with Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT)

HBOT can help treat infertility in women suffering from issues with endometrium layer and men suffering from erectile dysfunction and with poor sperm quality parameters. HBOT optimizes the endometrial layer by supplying enough oxygen and formation of new blood vessels in the uterus lining that is required and also helps in flushing toxins that affect the thickness of endometrial layer.

Brain abscess – symptoms, causes, diagnosis and treatment

Brain Abscess

Brain abscess is a collection of pus that forms when an area of the brain is infected or hurt. Brain abscess should be treated as a medical emergency failing which can result in functioning of certain body parts or may lead to death. Brain abscess is often seen in men under 30 years of age followed by children between 4 and 7 years.

Alzheimer’s disease – How HBOT can help in treating Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s disease – How HBOT can help in treating Alzheimer’s

Scientists in Israel genetically modified the genes of mice so that they get Alzheimer’s disease. Once the mice started showing symptoms of the disease, they were treated with HBOT every day for 2 weeks and the results were “Extremely Exciting”. The mice showed significant reduction in physical and behavioural symptoms after treating with Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy.

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Conditions when you should consider HBOT as an additional treatment option

1. Gas Gangrene
2. Thermal burns or any other serious burns
3. Intracranial Abscesses
4. Acute Traumatic Ischemia (ATI)
5. Gas Embolism
6. Radiation Damage (usually in patients who underwent cancer treatment)
7. Decompression sickness
8. Severe injuries where the muscles are crushed under heavy force
9. Infections that spread faster or kill soft tissue faster
10. Foot ulcers or wounds in diabetic patients

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Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) and treatment with Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) is a group of disorders that cause long term inflammation of the intestines. IBD is a lifelong complication and currently available treatment options are only to manage the symptoms. Types of Inflammatory Bowel Disease include Crohn’s disease, Ulcerative colitis and Microscopic Colitis. IBD is commonly seen in people between 15 to 30 years of age.

FAQs on HBOT

FAQs on HBOT

How much does HBOT in Chennai cost per session?
Each HBOT session may cost from Rs.5000 to Rs.10,000 depending on the clinic and the duration of the session. Typically, the cost is calculated as a package for certain number of sessions the patient might need. That brings down the total cost of the treatment drastically down.

Carbon monoxide poisoning – Symptoms, causes and treatment

Carbon monoxide poisoning – Symptoms, causes and treatment

Carbon monoxide poisoning is a condition when a person is subjected to inhaling carbon monoxide released from combustion of fuel, wood or other flammable items in a completely or partially closed space. Usually when a flammable item is burnt, it releases carbon monoxide which is typically an unstable gas. It immediately combines with oxygen present in the air to form carbon dioxide.

TBI – Traumatic Brain Injury – Symptoms and causes

TBI – Traumatic Brain Injury – Diagnosis and Treatment

The diagnosis of TBI is done by measuring the impact of the injury on a Glasgow Coma Scale. The scale ranges from 3 to 15, higher the number, lesser the impact. When a person is admitted to the hospital due to a brain injury and if the person is awake, the first test done is to check if he/she is able to follow the directions of the nurse/doctor, move his/her eyes and limbs as instructed. Then the speech is tested. These can give important clues in assessing the extent of the damage that has happened.

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Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy – What are the FDA approved treatments using HBOT?

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, HBOT, was first set up in the year 1662 to address respiratory problems in patients. Later in 1940s, HBOT was used as a standard to treat military divers in the United States when they suffer from DCI, decompression illness. The FDA (Food and Drug Administration) in the United States has approved HBOT for 13 conditions and it is in the process of approving HBOT for more.

Painless Wound Healing using Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Painless Wound Healing using Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Wound is damage to the skin and/or the internal tissues and muscles on any part of the body. Wounds are broadly classified into closed and open wounds. Closed wounds refer to those injuries that have damaged the internal tissues but the skin remain intact or with very little visible damage. Examples of closed wounds are injuries that bleed internally, high impact thrust during an accident etc.

Actinomycosis – Causes, Symptoms and Treatment with HBOT

Actinomycosis – Causes, Symptoms and Treatment with HBOT

Actinomycosis is an infectious disease which can spread from one part of our body to another through the tissues. It can cause abscesses, pain and inflammation of the infected tissue. Actinomycosis is caused by bacterium that is already present in our bodies but in select places such as mouth, throat, digestive and urinary tracts. For any reason, if the bacterium is able to travel to different tissues of the body, it can cause the said conditions.

Treating Severe Anemia with HBOT

Treating Severe Anemia with HBOT

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is a procedure where the patient/person is made to sit/lie down in a chamber filled with 100% Oxygen at 2 to 3 times the normal atmospheric pressure. As more Oxygen is taken in at higher pressures, more oxygen gets dissolved in the red blood cells and also in blood plasma and gets distributed to body organs, even with the existing lower number of RBC.

How Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy can help Athletes and Sports Persons?

How Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy can help Athletes and Sports Persons?

Did you know that world famous football player Chistiano Ronaldo took up HBOT to recover from his knee injury and he was able to recover faster than any other player with similar injury? When athletes train or play, they stress their body and push it off the limits to become a winner. After intense training or a game, their bodies require adequate time to recover to get ready for another session.

What is Brain Stroke and what are it’s symptoms?

What is Brain Stroke and what are it’s symptoms?

Brain Stroke is a condition when a part of your brain dies off and the body parts controlled by that part don’t respond anymore. Not many things are known about a human brain and it’s exact functionality. Just like any other tissue or muscle in the body, brain tissues also need continuous supply of blood and oxygen for survival and functioning. Cut off the blood supply to any part of the brain and that part dies off in a matter of minutes.

Treating Brain Injury with HBOT

Treating Brain Injury with HBOT

Brain wound or injury is a serious health problem where an insult or trauma to the brain is caused by external mechanical forces. Significant levels of cognitive, behavioral and communicative disabilities are the possible impacts of brain injury. Because of the complexity of brain injury, daily clinical practice has not offered any effective treatment/intervention till…

Can Hyperbaric Oxygen treat Covid19?

Can Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Treat Covid19?

Since the arrival of COVID 19, various alternative treatment methods have contributed solutions to the humans of the world. The key is to opt for an alternate treatment method with supporting scientific evidence and proven results. Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is one such method. It is gaining increasing significance in treating COVID-19. Hyperbaric oxygen regulates…