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Is hyperbaric oxygen treatment is really an effective treatment for stroke problems such as hand tremors

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care 35 years experience
Hyperbaric treatment: The literature on the use of hyperbaric oxygen for strokes is not conclusive about whether it helps. This is not one of the indications that medicare ... Read More
Dr. Theodore Cole
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes: We've treated stroke patients for over 10 years, and the results are typically very good. It's difficult to predict which symptoms will be helped by h... Read More
Dr. Marius Frasie
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
No: Some people will tell you yes, so far no proof it is being studied for strokes in general.

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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Cole
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes: Hbot is one of the best therapies for any neurological problem. Get started as soon as possible. It has the ability to help the body heal and regrow n... Read More
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care 35 years experience
Hyperbaric oxygen: There are no controlled studies that hyperbaric oxygen helps with strokes. It is not even among those diagnoses approved by medicare for payment; thus... Read More
Dr. Robert Dorsey
Wound care 36 years experience
Not sure: Have never treated patients with HBOT who have had a stoke.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Zeidman
Neurosurgery 33 years experience
Unclear: There's no conclusive evidence that hyperbaric oxygen therapy improves stroke outcome. Increasing the supply of oxygen to the parts of the brain affec... Read More
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 21 years experience
Not much in US: In the us, stroke is not an approved indication for hyperbaric oxygen. There may be some "private" hyperbaric oxygen chambers which could treat your ... Read More
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
I agree with both: Dr bandyopadhyay ; dr. Zeidman. Stroke is not currently an indication for hbot (fda). I agree that more study is needed in this area before any defin... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Hildreth
Hand Surgery 44 years experience
Essential tremor: Sounds like you have an essential tremor... You should see a neurologist for evaluation and treatment.... It is treatable!
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Details needed: Hand shakes can be due to various things: familial (anyone in family have same thing); hypoglycemia: what is your diet like? Stress; mini seizures. D... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Hand tremors: This depends on identifying the cause & correcting that, such as thyroid disease, parkinson disease, alcohol or drugs.
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Quinn
Neurology 31 years experience
Meds or surgery: The first line treatments for "essential" tremor include propanolol and primidone. These medications reduce the symptoms to the point that the patien... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 73 years experience
It might: It is a very expensive trreatment but its greatest benefit is treating spinal injury asap. Read my blog "oxygen, the spark of life" you can google. Ox... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 50 years experience
No. The FDA lists 14: conditions for which the benefits of hyperbaric oxygen treatment outweigh its risks of painful & sometimes serious consequences. It is no help wha... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hesham Hassaballa
Pulmonary Critical Care 22 years experience
Probably not : There are very specific indications for hyperbaric oxygen. Unfortunately, brain damage from solvent abuse is not one of them.

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