Category Archives: Hypoxia

Pulmonary Gas Exchange / Gaseous Interchange

The lungs, as we know, are organs essentially not unlike large sacks filled with lots of smaller sacks. They facilitate the ingress of life giving oxygen to our biological systems. Each lobe of the lungs contains increasingly smaller chambers and pathways, the smallest being the alveoli. The lungs are central to the respiratory system and facilitate the exchange of outward

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COVID-19 – Safety & General Information Package for Oxygen Handlers

Unprecedented times call for unprecedented measures. I imagine over the coming weeks and month’s oxygen administration may well be handled by many who may never have done so before. This might well be in the home or elsewhere. There is much to consider when handling oxygen and it seems prudent to share what information I can. Unfortunately, we ourselves do

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Hypoxia Inducible Factor 1 & Wound healing in Diabetics

It seems and age since we shared anything not related to the unfortunate Charity Commission news and the seemingly odd choice of the health authorities to ignore outright the scientific community. As they say though, onward and upward. Accordingly, albeit a short snippet, today’s discussion revisits wound healing briefly, with further support from the aforementioned science fraternity in the form

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Ophthalmology – HBOT and The Eyes

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 Oxygen Therapy And The Eye In many ways it supports our own

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Spreading The Word of Others

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. When we write, we do try to write for the patient

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

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, as well the article discussing hypoxia, we discuss the effect hypoxia (low

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Hyperbaric Oxygen for Gas Gangrene

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 wounds go that step further, and when bacteria normally found

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

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 label conditions, open label conditions and even some experimental conditions. More

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