Posts tagged HBOT
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy as an effective adjunctive treatment for chronic Lyme disease
  • This article discusses a case study of a man with chronic Lyme disease.

  • After ten sessions of treatment, nervous-system-associated symptoms such as loss of thinking ability and sleep disorder disappeared.

  • After twenty sessions, additional nervous system symptoms such as numbness of the extremities and perioribital twitch also disappeared.

  • After thirty sessions, musculoskeletal system symptoms such as migrating arthralgia also vanished. Overall, completion of 30 sessions of HBOT caused noted longstanding Lyme-disease-related symptoms affecting most of the previously affected bodily areas to disappear.

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Medical Studies and Resources
  • This article have resources and abstracts from four different articles.

  • One article found that hyperbaric oxygen therapy helped improve the conditions of kids with cerebral palsy.

  • In the second study, children showed better self-control and significant improvements in auditory attention and visual working memory compared with the baseline. Most of these positive changes persisted for 3 months.

  • The third study found improved gross motor function in three of the five items in the GMFM test, improved fine motor function in three of the six hand tests, reduced spasticity in three of four muscle groups when assessed by a physician specializing in CP, and improvements for four of nine questions posed to parents.

  • The final study showed dramatic improvement in functional brain imaging paralleling clinical improvement.

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Hyperbaric oxygen effects on sports injuries
  • Due to the increase in sports related injuries, it is important to find ways to help reduce the healing time and get athletes back into season.

  • HBO is remarkably free of untoward side effects. Complications such as oxygen toxicity, middle ear barotrauma and confinement anxiety are well controlled with appropriate pre-exposure orientations. 

  • HBO has the effect of diminishing tissue damage, which improves microcirculation.

  • The healing of a sports injury has its natural recovery and follows a fairly constant pattern irrespective of the underlying cause. The three phases are: the inflammatory phase, the proliferative phase and the remodeling phase. Oxygen has an important role in each of these phases.

  • Olympic athletes used HBOT and benefitted from faster healing time. 

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The effect of mild-pressure hyperbaric therapy (Oasis O2) on fatigue and oxidative stress
  • Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) has become increasingly popular among elite athletes and most recently among the general public as a modality to improve fatigue, enhance overall health and well-being, heal sports-related injuries, and promote anti-aging. 

  • This study tested 15 young healthy volunteers to see their improvement with the use of hyperbaric oxygen therapy. 

  • The testing found that mild-pressure hyperbaric therapy reduces oxidative stress as indicated by a significant decrease in serum ROM, and also helps improve fatigue as seen by a significant decrease in VAS fatigue scores. 

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Hyperbaric oxygen therapy might improve certain pathophysiological findings in autism

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy might improve certain pathophysiological findings in autism 

  • This article looks are a variety of symptoms associated with autism, and how HBOT assisted in the treatment of these symptoms.

  • The study looked at cerebral hypoperfusion, neuroinflammation, gastrointestinal inflammation, immune function, oxidative stress, mitochondrial dysfunction, neurotransmitter abnormalities, toxin exposure, dysbiosis, porphyrin production, and stem cells. 

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Treatment of Neurologically Impaired Adults
  • In this article, doctors treated nine adults with toxic encephalopathy, and two children, one with toxic encephalopathy and the other with autism. 

  • Patients underwent HBOT for 10 day, for one hour each time. 

  • HBOT lead to significant improvements in the patients, without side effects.

  • Additionally, the article shows brain scans of the progress HBOT made.

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HBOT May Improve Symptoms in Autistic Children
  • This longer article focus on how oxygenating the brain through HBOT allows children with autism to have improved function.

  • The improved function is achieved through reducing neuroinflammation, oxidative stress, and stem cell mobilization.

  • To test improvement levels, researchers used the Autism Treatment Evaluation Checklist (ATEC), Childhood Autism Rating Scale (CARS), and Social Responsiveness Scale (SRS).

  • The results found that HBOT was well tolerated by all 6 children with no side effects. More dramatic improvements were found in children age 4 and under when compared to those in the older group. 

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