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Altitude, Complimentary Therapy, Depression, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, Hypoxia, Mental Health

Depression, Anxiety, Suicide, Mental Health & The Effect of Oxygen

Photo by Juan Pablo Arenas on Pexels.com In the overview we cover the topic of depression, albeit from a different angle. The theory put forward in that paper is not too distant from today's discussion on depression. Specifically depression and it's associated conditions at altitude or places of lower pressure. In the article discussing altitude,… Continue reading Depression, Anxiety, Suicide, Mental Health & The Effect of Oxygen

Community Health, Complimentary Therapy, emergency medicine, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, Thermal Burns

Thermal Burns

Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay  Having known folks who have been badly burned and having myself been badly burned, today's discussion is thermal burns. But rather than re-inventing the wheel and simply authoring a similar article today, we share an interesting publication from the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS). UHMS are the global society to which… Continue reading Thermal Burns

Community Health, Complimentary Therapy, Diabetes, emergency medicine, Healthcare, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, Hypoxia

Hyperbaric Oxygen for Gas Gangrene

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com Covered in some ways in the previous article https://cumbria-hyperbaric.org/2019/08/06/wound-healing/ today's discussion tightens the focus a little on the anti-bacterial and antibiotic properties of oxygen, specifically hyperbaric oxygenation. In the article on wound healing we discussed problematic wounds which are slow to heal or even do not heal at all. Some… Continue reading Hyperbaric Oxygen for Gas Gangrene

Community Health, Complimentary Therapy, Diving, Healthcare, Hyperbaric Oxygen Technology, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Oxygen Tolerance – Part Three – Pulmonary Oxygen Toxicity & The Repex Method

Image by Michael Schwarzenberger from Pixabay  Following the first two installments of the toxicity discussion, we address the sometimes misunderstood and consequently overstated subject of pulmonary toxicity. This relates to the effect that long term oxygen breathing on a repetitive basis can have on the lungs. Being a fairly long article, and not all readers want all of… Continue reading Oxygen Tolerance – Part Three – Pulmonary Oxygen Toxicity & The Repex Method

Community Health, Complimentary Therapy, Diving, Healthcare, Hyperbaric Oxygen Technology, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Oxygen Tolerance – Part Two – Cerebral / CNS Toxicity

Continued from the introduction, this is a form of toxicity or intolerance that affects the central nervous system including the spinal cord and the brain. In extreme cases it can lead to grand mal (generalized tonic-clonic seizure) like convulsions, and unconsciousness. These have no lasting effect and cause no lasting damage with no sequelae and… Continue reading Oxygen Tolerance – Part Two – Cerebral / CNS Toxicity

Diving, Healthcare, Hyperbaric Oxygen Technology, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, Safety

Oxygen Tolerance – Myth Vs Fact – An Introduction To a Three Part Series

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com Medical professionals will notice I head this article “Oxygen Tolerance” as opposed to “Oxygen Toxicity” as it has more commonly been known. Most medical doctors consider excess oxygen toxic to humans. This is partly why administration of hyperbaric oxygenation is largely misunderstood and accordingly, avoided in mainstream medicine. Many doctors… Continue reading Oxygen Tolerance – Myth Vs Fact – An Introduction To a Three Part Series

Complimentary Therapy, Diving, Healthcare, Hyperbaric Oxygen Technology, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

What’s it like? – The Hyperbaric Environment and Hyperbaric Administration of Oxygen

Multiplace Chamber Courtesy Hayden Dunstan Borrowing from previous articles reproduced here is a definition of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy. HyperBaric Oxygen Therapy is described as the medical administration of pure or near pure oxygen at higher than atmospheric (Normobaric) pressure. As discussed in those articles, and explained previously, hyper-oxygenation is facilitated by an increased pressure differential… Continue reading What’s it like? – The Hyperbaric Environment and Hyperbaric Administration of Oxygen

Community Health, Complimentary Therapy, Healthcare, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, Hypoxia

Hypoxia – The Common Denominator in Disease, Injury and Ill Health

Image by Derrick Sherrill from Pixabay Very often the question is posed, "what can Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) treat?" If we answer with a list of conditions, it generally follows the UHMS (Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine Society) guidelines with some added conditions depending on who you ask, which are referred to as emerging conditions, off… Continue reading Hypoxia – The Common Denominator in Disease, Injury and Ill Health

Community Health, Complimentary Therapy, Hyperbaric Oxygen Technology, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

What is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy – HBOT

Image by CRAIG D from Pixabay Rather than re-inventing the wheel so to speak, today seems a good day to share another video lecture preambled by the contents of the page entitled, What is hyperbaric oxygen therapy, or HBOT as it is better known and commonly referred to. It is often beneficial to hear something… Continue reading What is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy – HBOT

Community Health, Complimentary Therapy, Dementia, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, Neurology, Stroke

Dementia Stroke and Neuro-Degenerative Disorders

Image by VSRao from Pixabay  It may seem a little clumsy to group these conditions under a single heading as they differ greatly in many ways in their onset, direct causes and individual pathologies. However, as far as HBOT and complementary therapy goes, specifically oxygen therapy, they share one commonality among them, hypoxia (low oxygen, or lack of… Continue reading Dementia Stroke and Neuro-Degenerative Disorders