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Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy and Asthma & Allergies

Common allergy symptoms include asthma, congestion, coughing, depression, digestive problem, fatigue, frequent colds, hay-fever. Other symptoms include headaches, respiratory tract inflammation, itching, muscle spasm, skin rashes, hives, sneezing, sore throat, swelling. Bacteria, constipation, dirty colon, grass, mold, parasites, pathogens, pets, pollen, processed food, synthetic chemicals, yeast, viral infection cause most allergy related reactions.

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy has several physiological effects that make it a very appealing treatment for asthma and allergies. Not only does hyperbaric oxygen reduce swelling and inflammation, it can relieve the modest levels of hypoxia that can occur due to allergy-related sinus pressure. Preliminary studies have also shown that levels of IgE, the antibody that mediates the immune response, are also decreased, which can potentially reduce the magnitude of the allergic response. Although more studies are necessary, early data suggests that hyperbaric oxygen therapy can be therapeutic for those suffering from allergies and asthma.

Patient Medical makes no claims as to Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy efficacy for any indication, other than the thirteen indications approved by the FDA. Information within this site is provided for informational and educational purposes only. This information is not meant to substitute for the advice provided by your personal physician or any other medical professional. You should not use the information contained herein for diagnosing or treating a health problem or disease, or prescribing any medication. If you have or suspect that you have a medical problem, promptly contact your health care provider.

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Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy and Alzheimer's & Dementia

Alzheimer's is a progressive brain disorder in the areas of the brain that control behavior, memory and thinking skills. As Alzheimer's progresses the nerve cells degenerate and die in other parts of the brain. Those with Alzheimer's will gradually loose their ability to learn and reason, finding the right words to say, make good judgments, and being able to communicate and carry out daily activities. As the nervous system deteriorates there may be involuntary muscle reflexes.

Some toxic metals like aluminum, arsenic, cadmium, lead, mercury, and nickel are taken into our bodies through the air, food, and water. The toxins from these metals remain in our bodies for years and have been linked to Alzheimer's disease, aluminum toxicity or mercury poisoning.

Only 4 parts per million of aluminum in human blood causes it to coagulate. This slows down or completely shuts off the flow of blood in smaller vessels. The brain cells will die without blood flow and oxygen. Alzheimer's and Dementia are treated using hyperbaric oxygen by Patients Medical.

Patient Medical makes no claims as to Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy efficacy for any indication, other than the thirteen indications approved by the FDA. Information within this site is provided for informational and educational purposes only. This information is not meant to substitute for the advice provided by your personal physician or any other medical professional. You should not use the information contained herein for diagnosing or treating a health problem or disease, or prescribing any medication. If you have or suspect that you have a medical problem, promptly contact your health care provider.

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Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy and Lyme Disease

Lyme disease is a bacterial infection caused by a spirochete (spiral-shaped bacteria) called Borrelia burgdorferi (Bb). The bacterium is named after the person who discovered it, Dr. Willy Burgdorfer. Lyme disease is named after the Connecticut town of Lyme where it was first recognized in the United States in 1977. The first record of a condition associated with Lyme disease dates back to the 1880's. Both humans and animals can be infected with the Bb organism through the bite of an infected tick. Over 100 strains of the bacterium that cause Lyme disease have been identified in the United States. Lyme infection is usually transmitted by, though not limited to, three species of tick:

  • The black-legged tick (ixodes scapularis) on the East Coast and in the Midwest (commonly known as the deer tick).
  • The western black-legged tick (ixodes pacificus) in the Western U.S. (also commonly known as the deer tick).
  • The lone star tick (amblyomma americanum), located within a rectangle encompassing Texas, Florida, Rhode Island, and Iowa.

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy shows promise in helping Lyme patients because Lyme bacteria are microaerophilic, or debilitated in high oxygen environments. In other words, the Bb organism doesn't do well in a biological environment similar to that created in the body during Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy. Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy increases the amount of oxygen in the body, which in turn causes several physiological changes that can result in accelerated healing. The basis for these changes is the fact that Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy increases the amount of oxygen in the blood by up to 2000 percent, depending on the treatment depth. This, in turn, dramatically increases the amount of oxygen at the cellular level and creates other physiological changes.

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy facilitates angiogenesis. Angiogenesis is defined as the development of blood vessels in the body. This may become important in the treatment of Lyme disease because it is believed that Lyme bacteria effectively evade antibiotics by moving away from normal blood flow into tissue, organs and bone. Thus, the farther that the antibiotic can move into these areas through a more dense and extensive system of blood vessels, the greater the opportunity to kill the Bb organism. Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy's facilitation of angiogenesis allows antibiotics to potentially have a greater effect on Lyme bacteria by helping to move the antibiotic closer to those parts of the body where the bacteria may be residing.

There is emerging evidence that certain antibiotics may be more readily incorporated into the cell wall of the bacteria itself in the presence of elevated oxygen tension, which is an environment similar to that created in the body during Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy. This evidence is a clear example of HBO therapy working in a synergistic manner with antibiotic therapy. In other words, the effectiveness of antibiotics to kill the Lyme organism is increased through the use of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy. Patient Medical makes no claims as to Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy efficacy for any indication, other than the thirteen indications approved by the FDA. Information within this site is provided for informational and educational purposes only. This information is not meant to substitute for the advice provided by your personal physician or any other medical professional. You should not use the information contained herein for diagnosing or treating a health problem or disease, or prescribing any medication. If you have or suspect that you have a medical problem, promptly contact your health care provider.

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Next Steps:

While you may find this medical information useful, as the next step we strongly recommend that you make an appointment to see one of our physicians to ensure that your health issues are properly addressed.

To schedule an appointment with our physicians, please call our patient coordinator at 1-212-679-9667, send the form below or an email to: info@patientsmedical.com. We are currently accepting new patients and look forward to being of assistance.

We are located at: Patients Medical PC, 800 Second Avenue, Suite 900 (Between 42nd & 43rd Street), Manhattan, NYC, New York, NY 10017.



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Article Last Updated: 08/26/2015