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Are novelty oxygen bars as effective as medical oxygen treatments?

Are novelty oxygen bars as effective as medical oxygen treatments?

Absolutely not: Oxygen bars needlessly separate you from your money, or are just downright harmful. Life evolved to tolerate oxygen long before it evolved to thrive in it. As such, most life on land does best when o2 is at environmental levels (21%). Higher levels can be toxic and, over a long time, accelerate aging. Fortunately, most o2 bars "sell" air identical to what you breath on a city street. ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Oxygen (Definition)

Oxygen is a gas that the cells in your body need to work properly. The air we breathe normally has 21% oxygen. A maximum of 100% oxygen can be given. Babies with heart or lung problems may need ...Read more


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Which medical conditions do pacemakers help?

Which medical conditions do pacemakers help?

See Below: The most common indicators for pacemakers are bradycardia, tachycardia and heart block: slow heart rate, fast heart rate and when the heart stops beating for several seconds. ...Read more

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For tetanus, is medical interventions necessary or can home remedies work?

For tetanus, is medical interventions necessary or can home remedies work?

Needs Med Rx: Use of preventive vaccines decrease the need for rx. If unvaccinated, you need the antitoxin, vaccine and antibiotics to kill the germ growing in what may be a minor wound. Even a small infestation of the tetanus germ can generate enough toxin to kill you. ...Read more

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What machines are used for medical life support systems?

What machines are used for medical life support systems?

Heart & Lung Devices: Medical life support system are used to support basic critical life functions to maintain the heart/cardiovascular as well as pulmonary (lung) system. The most common are respirators and cardiac assist devices but other organs for example, the kidneys ,must be supported as well so dialysis/medications and other devices as often part of the treatment plan as well. ...Read more

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Help docs, is hyperbaric oxygen therapy the same as breathing oxygen through an oxygen tank?

Help docs, is hyperbaric oxygen therapy the same as breathing oxygen through an oxygen tank?

Hyperbaric vs oxygen: No, it is not. Oxygen with a mask or nasal cannula supplied by a tank is not delivered under pressure. Hyperbaric chambers deliver oxygen under pressure so that the level of oxygen in the body tissues exceeds those values that oxygen is delivered via sea level. ...Read more

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What are the 13 indications approved by medicare for hyperbaric oxygen therapy?

What are the 13 indications approved by medicare for hyperbaric oxygen therapy?

All 13?: There may not be enough space to answer your question, but i'll try: 1. Diabetic foot ulcers, after 30+ days of std wound care. 2. Chronic refractory osteomyelitis 3. Radiation skin or soft tissue injuries 4. Actinomycosis 5. Crush injuries and acute traumatic ischemic limbs 6. Necrotizing skin / soft tissue infections 7. Air embolism 8. Decompression sickness.. Oops, i'm out of space, sry. ...Read more

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Will hyperbaric oxygen treatments help with diabetic neuropathy?

Will hyperbaric oxygen treatments help with diabetic neuropathy?

Hyperbaric: There is no evidence that diabetic neuropathy is helped by hyperbaric oxygen treatments. It is not covered by CMS or other insurance companies. ...Read more

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How does hyperbaric oxygen treatments work on congestive heart failure?

How does hyperbaric oxygen treatments work on congestive heart failure?

Does not "work": Hyperbaric treatment (hbot) is relatively contraindicated non compensated chf. Poorly functioning heart muscle contributing to CHF can precipitate acute CHF primarily from "pressure" effects of hbot. Hbot does not "help heal" CHF or improve poor cardiac function. ...Read more

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Does hyperbaric oxygen chamber therapy for chronic fatigue work well?

Does hyperbaric oxygen chamber therapy for chronic fatigue work well?

HBOT ; Chronic Fatig: One study "the efficacy of hyperbaric oxygen therapy in the management of chronic fatigue syndrome was suggestive of improvements but it was a very small study. I don't know how scientifically vigorous it was. http://www.ncbi.nih.gov/pubmed/23682549. Currently chronic fatigue syndrome is not an approved indication for hbot. (committee on hyperbaric oxygen therapy of the undersea ; hyperbaric med. ...Read more

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Hbot: caretaker in chamber w/ pt breathes room air at 2.4 ata + pt exhaled pco2. No o2 mask provided for caretaker. What are risks to latter?

Hbot: caretaker in chamber w/ pt breathes room air at 2.4 ata + pt exhaled pco2.  No o2 mask provided for caretaker.  What are risks to latter?

Ear pain or popping: The care taker will experience similar feeling to being in an airplane. Since the caretaker is not using a mask he is not breathing 100% oxygen. Hence no risk of oxygen toxicity. ...Read more

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Do they include acupuncture and oriental medicine coverage under mandated health insurance?

Do they include acupuncture and oriental medicine coverage under mandated health insurance?

Not Sure: I'm not sure if non traditional medicine is covered under mandated health insurance, that has yet to be determined. ...Read more

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Can hyperbaric oxygen therapy be used to supplement normal diabetes management to protect limb health?

Can hyperbaric oxygen therapy be used to supplement normal diabetes management to protect limb health?

Hyperbaric oxygen: There is no evidence that hyperbaric oxygen treatment can improve limb health unless there is a more specific indication to use this treatment. There are 13 indications for hyperbaric oxygen treatments approved for payment by medicare. ...Read more

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Any non-medical treatments for glaucoma, like a low salt diet, etc ?

Any non-medical treatments for glaucoma, like a low salt diet, etc ?

No good ones: A low salt diet is good for hypertension, but high blood pressure and high eye pressure haven't been linked. There aren't any clear lifestyle changes you can make to decrease eye pressure, that I am aware of. ...Read more

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What does brain needs (for example oxygen amount, vital nutrients. ...)?

What does brain needs (for example oxygen amount, vital nutrients. ...)?

All nutrients.: Your brain cells need whatever your other cells in your body need, only more often. One nutrient needed most is glucose, which is vital to correct brain function. That's why hypoglycemia is so very dangerous to the brain, as a drop in glucose can mean death of brain cells. Oxygen is also very important, and a lack of oxygen to the brain can cause massive brain cell death or a stroke. ...Read more

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I'm 52. Can't sleep. Chronic. Severe. Know homeopathy, stretches, athletics, tea, vits, mins. Essential oils. Omega 3s, potassium, some ch med. bad sc?

I'm 52. Can't sleep. Chronic. Severe. Know homeopathy, stretches, athletics, tea, vits, mins. Essential oils. Omega 3s, potassium, some ch med. bad sc?

Many treatments: There are many treatments to insomnia. I would start with a sleep hygiene. Pick one time to sleep and stick with it every night. The room should be dark, and cool. The bed is only for sleeping and not watching TV, computer etc. No meals 2 hours before bedtime. No stimulants (coffee, dark tea, chocolate). This this does not work there are sleep studies. Recently the FDA cleared suvorexant ...Read more

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Who makes purchasing decisions for pain management products in surgery, such as fentanyl patches? Anesthesiologist, hospital pharmacy dept, other?

Who makes purchasing decisions for pain management products in surgery, such as fentanyl patches? Anesthesiologist, hospital pharmacy dept, other?

The medications : used during surgery and in recovery are requested by anesthesiologists with input from pharmacy as to costs and availability. ...Read more

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Are weight management clinics a waste of money?

Are weight management clinics a waste of money?

It depends: Most people are able to lose weight with any kind of diet as long as they eat fewer calories than normal. Maintaining the weight loss is the really hard part. So if you're going to use a weight management clinic look for a program that helps you keep the weight off once you've lost it. It's very easy to go back to the way you used to eat and you'll need to make permanent changes in your diet. ...Read more

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Could california medical cover protein shakes/products for bariatrics patients?

Could california medical cover protein shakes/products for bariatrics patients?

Sometimes: It depends on your insurance and the specific supplement you are looking to have covered. Usually I have found that it is not commonly covered. However, I have encountered exceptions in my practice. ...Read more