Charity Commission, Community Health, Complimentary Therapy, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, NHS, Politics

The Charity Commission, The NHS, The Department of Health and The Way Forward

Following last week's social media post announcement of the refusal by the Charity Commission to register The Cumbria Hyperbaric and Complementary Therapy Trust as a charitable incorporated organisation (CIO), we release the following statement and comments regarding what we think of this decision and what we plan to do next: The long and short of… Continue reading The Charity Commission, The NHS, The Department of Health and The Way Forward

Audiology, Community Health, Complimentary Therapy, emergency medicine, Healthcare, Hearing Loss, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

HBOT & The Ears – Idiopathic Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss & Tinnitus

Image by Reimund Bertrams from Pixabay  Quote: "Adult onset hearing loss is the most common cause of disability globally, and the third leading cause of years lost due to disability. Moreover, adult onset hearing loss is the 15th leading cause of burden of disease and is projected to move up to 7th by the year 2030" (WHO, 2008)… Continue reading HBOT & The Ears – Idiopathic Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss & Tinnitus

Community Health, Complimentary Therapy, Diabetes, emergency medicine, Eyesight, Healthcare, Hyperbaric Oxygen Technology, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, Hypoxia, Medical Science, Ophthalmology

Ophthalmology – HBOT and The Eyes

Photo by Mark Arron Smith on Pexels.com Todays continuation on the sharing of others' work theme involves an exceptional paper published by Heather Murphy-Lavoie of Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans. Also published in "Optometry - Journal of the American Optometric Association" in 2010, It is linked in here and entitled: Hyperbaric… Continue reading Ophthalmology – HBOT and The Eyes

Community Health, Complimentary Therapy, Diabetes, Hyperbaric Oxygen Technology, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, Medical Science, Science

Oxidative Stress, Free Radicals, RONS and Diabetes

Photo by Public Domain Pictures on Pexels.com Revisiting the often overstated topic of oxygen toxicity and oxidative stress at the cellular level, today's paper and sharing of the work of others addresses, as a few other recent ones have, that HBOT provides it's own protective mechanisms against oxidative stress caused by reactive oxygen and nitrogen… Continue reading Oxidative Stress, Free Radicals, RONS and Diabetes

Cancer Therapy, Community Health, Complimentary Therapy, Dementia, Diabetes, Diving, Healthcare, Hyperbaric Oxygen Technology, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, Hypoxia, Mental Health, Neurology, Oncology, Problematic Wounds, Thermal Burns

Spreading The Word of Others

Photo by Mark Neal on Pexels.com What began as a few lines in a Facebook post to introduce a paper recently published in the US became a little long winded, so is better shared as a "snippet article". On occasion we take a break from writing and do some reading of what others have written.… Continue reading Spreading The Word of Others

Community Health, Complimentary Therapy, Detox, Drug Addiction, Drug Withdrawal, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Substance Abuse, Withdrawal and Detox

Image by A_Different_Perspective from Pixabay  Having had recent occasion to commission a medical hyperbaric unit at a private hospital specialising in the treatment of substance abuse recovery and detox, and having had personal exposure to the loss associated with drug abuse, the subject of withdrawal and detox comes up for discussion. I confess, prior to this, it had… Continue reading Substance Abuse, Withdrawal and Detox

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