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are there any dangers of hyperbaric oxygen therapy

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bolhack
34 years experience Wound care
Hyperbaric: There are complications that can be associated with this very safe therapy. Some include: anxiety from claustrophia; inability to clear the middle ear ... Read More

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A 72-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robin Dretler
42 years experience Infectious Disease
Sometimes: Since you are under increased atmoshpheric pressure in a hyperbaric chamber, there is increased pressure in the lungs. If one has COPD with blebs, (fr ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Hyperbaric oxygen: Hyperbaric oxygen treatment is a process where a person is placed in a room or chamber with high pressurized 100% oxygen. This delivers high levels of ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Cole
Specializes in Family Medicine
A therapy: Hbot is breathing 100% oxygen under increased atmospheric pressure. This is performed in a chamber specifically built for this purpose. It's basic aff ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Fox
Dr. James Fox answered
13 years experience Psychiatry
Several risks: Anesthesia carries a risk including allergy and cardiac arrest but no more so than any other procedure. Ect risks include headache, short term disori ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle Zetoony
17 years experience Sleep Medicine
Therapy/rehab: The problem with COPD and recurrent lung infections is that the lungs are damaged and abnormal. The best thing to do naturally is to exercise them an ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sid Shah
Dr. Sid Shah answered
Specializes in Wound Care
Helps heal wounds: Two main properties by which hbot helps are (1) pressure effects and (2) effects from breathing 100% oxygen under pressure. Pressure effects helps w ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bolhack
34 years experience Wound care
Hyperbaric: There are complications that can be associated with this very safe therapy. Some include: anxiety from claustrophia; inability to clear the middle ear ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Fein
Specializes in Preventive Medicine
Yes: Just recently, the fda removed its specific approval for the long-term use of terbutaline due to unacceptable side effects, which can include pulmonar ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lawrence Smith
29 years experience Clinical Psychology
There are a few : The most common risks or side effects that could occur with ECT are headache, upset stomach, and muscle aches. Some people may also experience minor m ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
31 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Negates gravity : Aqua therapy allows for essentially earlier normal motion without the effects of gravity due to the body's natural buoyancy in water. The resistive fo ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Siranush Cholakian
33 years experience Holistic Medicine
No dangers: Massage therapy is a wonderful healing method on its own or combined with others for multiple conditions- physical and mental. Contraindications for ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bolhack
34 years experience Wound care
Hyperbaric medicine: There are several indications for hyperbaric treatments: some are scuba diving related, some are for rare medical conditions (aspergillosis, for examp ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lawrence Smith
29 years experience Clinical Psychology
Symptom relief: Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) has improved significantly since its initial development in 1938. It is considered safe and effective, according the t ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Lessen pain/anxiety: An interesting area of research has been able to confirm the benefits of rx like music / relaxation / visualization. Complex interactions of the brai ... Read More
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A 69-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Avoid using them: They have little benefit and there is a risk of burning the skin.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Stern
45 years experience Cardiology
Longer life: Depending on what is being treated it can prevent fainting and premature death from slow heart rates or cardiac arrest.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lonna Larsh
29 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Nitric oxide dilates arteries and improves the functioning of the lining of the blood vessels. It lowers blood pressure and improves blood flow to or ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
20 years experience Cardiology
Yes but also if not: Open heart cardiac bypass surgery has many potential risks during the surgery and during recovery- rhythm problems, fluid buildup around heart/in lung ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience Cardiology
Increased risk of: Bleeding and i would not recommend.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Bojrab
27 years experience Psychiatry
Rare: Cocaine has been used topically as an anesthetic agent and a medication to reduce bleeding for nasal surgeries and procedures.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Tyson
26 years experience Addiction Medicine
Oxygen/blood supply: Best would be to look online-- in short, the pressure forces more oxygen into solution( in blood), and this non-cellular part of the blood, plasma, ca ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Colin Kerr
43 years experience Family Medicine
Meditation benefits: Alexander cn, robinson p, rainforth m. Treating alcohol, nicotine and drug abuse through transcendental meditation: a review and statistical analysis. ... Read More
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