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Oxygen Hangover Cure
Yes: Carbon monoxide (co) stays tightly bound to hemoglobin, forming carboxyhemoglobin. Co comes off the hemoglobin gradually as the hours go by. Studies show carboxyhemoglobin's half-life to be about 4 hours (3-5 hr) in regular air, but about 1 hour (30-90 minutes) when breathing 100% oxygen for treatment of co poisoning. Increased oxygen makes the co come off the hemoglobin and leave the body sooner. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Have moderate sleep apnea W/severe O2 loss. Will treat w/CPAP & oxygen. In future is it possible oxygen can be withdrawn & Cpap alone be adequate?
Probability that acute alcohol poisoning from isolated binge (bac of .50, can't be woken, 8 hour sleep at er) results in permanent brain injury? How?
Alcohol abuse: It sounds like you're talking about someone you care about .I'm sorry this happened. Pretty much anything can happen if we overuse a drug legal, prescribed, or otherwise. That said it's very difficult situation as usually there's a lot more information that's missing. For example if the person used any benzodiazepine it could result in this. Many other factors. Luck to you and your friend. ...Read more
Home sleep study said moderate sleep apnea w/severe oxygen saturation <70 & in-clinic study said no sleep apnea & perfect oxygen levels. Which right?
My reaction: Advise you to sit down with your doctor and go over both studies in full detail, as one of these is clearly WRONG. Although I would favor a clinic outcome due to presence of skilled personnel, I cannot clarify the outcomes from this perspective. Good luck with this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've anemia, kidney failure (3), gout.. Is there way to treat anemia w/o upsetting the gout and kidney? Is the anemia life threatening w/o treatment?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Tough question: There are no proven remedies for nightmares or sleep paralysis. You should avoid herbal supplement use with your current medications. Have you always had these symptoms or is this new since starting your current medications? Check with your physician if changing therapy may help. ...Read more
None proven: Every study, so far, of dozens of hangover cures have not shown any to work consistently in most people. A recent study out of china said that they found sprite to be helpful in hangovers, but i haven't read the study, and can't vouch for it. Staying well-hydrated (getting drunk dehydrates you), using tylenol (acetaminophen) for headache and giving it time is mostly the best we can do. Drinking less prevents it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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, the patient and or their family will incur considerable costs for these treatments that have not been proven to help. More research needs to be completed before this can be recommended. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Water and headaches: If dehydrated water is needed and if vomiting, diarrhea, alcohol there is dehydration. But there are a lot of other causes of headache that water is not the complete solution like trauma, infection, lyme,vascular issues ,autoimmune disease ,migraine. if persists >2-4 hours, associated w/ hi fever,nausea, vomiting, confusion, blurred vision, imbalance go to doc/urgent care/ER ...Read more
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 whatsoever for brain damage from any cause, ADHD, Autism. The FDA requests that you report any provider who claims that it is. See www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/ucm364687.htm ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer