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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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Dr. Randy Baker
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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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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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Can hyperbaric oxygen therapy help to reduce the tolerance to glucose ( diabetes type 2 ) ?

Can hyperbaric oxygen therapy help to reduce the tolerance to glucose ( diabetes type 2 ) ?

Hyperbaric oxygen: There is no evidence that hyperbaric oxygen treatment can improve tolerance to glucose. There are 13 indications for hyperbaric oxygen treatments approved for payment by medicare. ...Read more

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How effective is hyperbaric oxygen therapy in elderly patients with diabetes?

How effective is hyperbaric oxygen therapy in elderly patients with diabetes?

Yes. No. Maybe.: While hyperbaric oxygen therapy (hbot) is a great treatment for diabetic foot ulcers, it only works as an adjunct. You have to control the diabetes, restore as much blood flow as possible, perform standard wound care, and "do all the other stuff right, " first. Age is not an obstacle, but hbot will not do any good if the diabetic patient does not have an ulcer (i.e., a wound or break in the skin). ...Read more

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Is hyperbaric oxygen therapy {hbot} generally recommended to heal renal {kidney} disease?

Is hyperbaric oxygen therapy {hbot} generally recommended to heal renal {kidney} disease?

No: Hyperbaric oxygen is used in a few llimited scenarios...But chronic or acute kidney disease are not one of those scenarios. That being said, I am sure there are some people out there doing it. ...Read more

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Is hyperbaric oxygen therapy effective for sports injuries?

Is hyperbaric oxygen therapy effective for sports injuries?

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. Oxygen is the very root of energy metabolism and a great deal of energy is required for healing. But, like everything else, it has to be dosed. Too much oxygen is as bad as too little. ...Read more

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Is it possible that hyperbaric oxygen therapy be used to supplement normal diabetes management to ensure good limb health?

Is it possible that hyperbaric oxygen therapy be used to supplement normal diabetes management to ensure good limb health?

Normal healthy limb: Hbot to prevent deterioration is not an indication for hbot (fda). I am not aware of studies covering preemptive use of hbot as is described in this scenario. ...Read more

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Do adenosine receptors offer new therapeutic options for diabetic nephropathy?

Do adenosine receptors offer new therapeutic options for diabetic nephropathy?

Yes: Yes recent advances in understanding the relationship between Adenosine metabolism sakowicz-burkiewicz m, pawelczyk t (2011) j physiol pharmacol. 62 (5), 505-12. ...Read more

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How useful is the hyperbaric oxygen therapy in elderly patients with diabetes?

Agree w Dr. : Del rosario. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (hbot) has very specific uses. Being elderly or having diabetes are not indications for use of hbot. However, a person who is elderly or diabetic may have a medical issue that could be addressed with hbot. ...Read more

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Amway nutrilite glucose health alone enough to control type 2 DM?

Amway nutrilite glucose health alone enough to control type 2 DM?

Non medical therapy: NO! Best to be closely followed by a PMD, internist, any MD/DO to care and test for your DM levels... ...Read more

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Optimizing insulin regimens in type 1 diabetes. How to help patients get control of their life?

Optimizing insulin regimens in type 1 diabetes. How to help patients get control of their life?

Diabetes centers: Diabetes centers around the country are geared to help patients and their families do just this. In your neck of the woods, the harold schnitzer diabetes health center might be a good place to start. ...Read more

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Looking for new, creative drug combos to help control blood sugar (type 2). ?

Looking for new, creative drug combos to help control blood sugar (type 2).  ?

Many options: The best combination will depend on ur clinical characteristics, insurance coverage, personal preference & tolerability. In general, the best combination would be something that does not cause weight gain/hypoglycemia & is well tolerated. From the arsenals we current have, i believe the combination that comes closest to the criteria above would be: metformin + glp-1 or metformin + dpp-iv inhibitor. ...Read more

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Is hyperbaric oxygen therapy an effective treatment for chronic brain injury?

Is hyperbaric oxygen therapy an effective treatment for chronic brain injury?

Research underway: Here are a constelation of studies: http://www.Medicalgasresearch.Com/content/1/1/21. Most studies have been done with severe traumatic brain injury patients. I believe that the jury is still out. ...Read more

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What are the proper dosages for the following vitamins for 63 -year-old woman: multivitamin, vitamin D, calcium, vitamin E, omega 369, B12, magnesium?

What are the proper dosages for the following vitamins for 63 -year-old woman: multivitamin, vitamin D, calcium, vitamin E, omega 369, B12, magnesium?

Vitamins: A good multivitamin is a good idea. It's like an insurance policy for when we don't eat right, don't sleep well, or are especially stressed. Go to a good store or get some guidance because the popular brands are typically very week and not helpful. Dose varies w/the other vitamins you mention. Need to know more. See www.spectracell.com for good micronutrient lab test info. Peace & good health. ...Read more

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Is there a significant fire hazard to doing oxygen therapy?

Is there a significant fire hazard to doing oxygen therapy?

Yes: Yes absolutely! oxygen can be very hazardous especially to those who smoke and use a lit flame anywhere near a stream of flowing pure oxygen. I personally have seen patients that have failed to heed warnings and be burned very seriously by this. ...Read more

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My o2 sats went down to 81 percent. Will I have to go on oxygen therapy?

Dr. Gutti Rao Dr. Rao
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My o2 sats went down to 81 percent. Will I have to go on oxygen therapy?

Depends: What is your underlying problem? Did you check whether pulse oximetry is registering your o2 correctly? Generally if your o2sats are below 85% you will qualify for oxygen per medicare guidelines. Please go to your doctor get checked. ...Read more

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How effective is oxygen therapy for treating croup?

How effective is oxygen therapy for treating croup?

Cold mist helps: Croup it is caused by different kind of viruses. The symptoms varie from hoarse voice to a more severe form with fever and stridor, an inspiratory noise due to the swelling of the airway. Cold mist(with or without oxygen) can help, but for the more severe cases children might require racemic epinephrine nebulization and steroids. ...Read more

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What is hyperbaric oxygen therapy?

What is hyperbaric oxygen therapy?

Definition: Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (hbot) is, by definition, the administration of oxygen at greater than atmospheric pressure. There are many indications for this type of treatment: radiation injuries, wounds related to diabetes or poor circulation, and others. Hbot is delivered in 1 of 2 ways: a monochamber (1 patient at a time) or a multichamber (more than 1 patient). The efficacy is the same. ...Read more

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What is hyperbaric oxygen therapy (hbot)?

O2 under pressure: The oxygen that you breath while under pressure in an hbo chamber is acting like a drug. There are a myriad of effects of this. The most important effect is to get oxygen to tissues that are failing because of a lack of oxygen. The pressure helps force o2 into the tissues where circulation may be poor. Also increased circulation of stem cells has been reported with hbo. ...Read more

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Can you explain hyperbaric oxygen therapy?

Can you explain hyperbaric oxygen therapy?

Hyperbaric oxygen: Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is delivered in a chamber. It can be single person chamber or a multiplace chamber. 100% oxygen is delivered within the chamber under pressures equal to 2 to 2.5 atmospheres of pressure depending on the medical problem that you physician is treating. This is equal to 33 feet of seawater in pressure. The treatments last two to 2.5 hours; they are done daily. ...Read more

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Do you know about hyperbaric oxygen therapy?

Do you know about hyperbaric oxygen therapy?

Hyperbaric oxygen: Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is delivered in a chamber. It can be single person chamber or a multiplace chamber. 100% oxygen is delivered within the chamber under pressures equal to 2 to 2.5 atmospheres of pressure depending on the medical problem that you physician is treating. This is equal to 33 feet of seawater in pressure. The treatments last two to 2.5 hours; they are done daily. ...Read more

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Who benefits in a hyperbaric oxygen therapy?

> 12 FDA approved : Indications. The committee on hyperbaric oxygen therapy of the undersea ; hyperbaric medicine recommends hyperbaric oxygen can be used for treatment of: decompression sickness, gas embolism (arterial), recalcitrant soft tissue infections ; osteomyelitis, gangrene, carbon monoxide poisoning, wounds or skin grafts/flaps that aren't healing w standard tx, crush injuries, thermal burns, delayed. ...Read more

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Hydrogen oxygen therapy for hsv, does this work?

Hydrogen oxygen therapy for hsv, does this work?

No: this would be voodoo. HSV is fixed with medication. Easy to fix. Check with your doc and have it fixed. ...Read more

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Could hyberbaric oxygen therapy help fix my brain?

There are some: specific indications for hyperbaric oxygen. There are clinics that give HBOT for conditions for which there is no good backing research. Please let us know what your condition is and will try to provide you with an accurate answer. ...Read more

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What is hyperbaric oxygen therapy? What is it for?

Number of uses: HBO has a number of uses. Simply put it is use f oxygen (O2). O2 depending on illness treated, it can be used to create a gradient, ie in diseases where we are trying to create blood vessels, aid toxin removal CO or cyanide poisoning, hyperoxgenation in anemia, lead to bacterial killing in anaerobic infections. I recommend judicious use, and the society's web page is a good resource uhms.org ...Read more

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What is hyperbaric oxygen therapy? What is it for?

What is hyperbaric oxygen therapy? What is it for?

Number of uses: HBO has a number of uses. Simply put it is use f oxygen (O2). O2 depending on illness treated, it can be used to create a gradient, ie in diseases where we are trying to create blood vessels, aid toxin removal CO or cyanide poisoning, hyperoxgenation in anemia, lead to bacterial killing in anaerobic infections. I recommend judicious use, and the society's web page is a good resource uhms.org ...Read more

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Are there any dangers of hyperbaric oxygen therapy?

Are there any dangers of hyperbaric oxygen therapy?

Yes-too much oxygen: When oxygen is breathed under pressure the oxygen has a stimulatory effect on the nerve tissue. It can cause a convulsion or other symptoms of excess excitability like muscle twitching or behavior changes. Pressure changes can cause ear drum damage and dizziness. Most effects of hyperbaric oxygen therapy are reversible when the therapy is stopped. ...Read more

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What should I know about hyperbaric oxygen therapy?

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Multiple indications: It is a treatment modality using 100 % oxygen pressurised to 2 - 3 times of atmospheric pressure inside a single chamber or inside a bigger chamber to treat for nonhealing wounds, radiation injury, preserve grafts and flaps on skin, acute necrotising infections, nonhealing bone infections, some fungal infections (mucor), carbon monoxide poisoning, air embolism and decompress ion sickness in divers. ...Read more

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Could hyperbaric oxygen therapy make us age slower?

Could hyperbaric oxygen therapy make us age slower?

I don't think that : There is evidence for halting the aging process at this time. But, i wouldn't be surprised if if was advertised for this purpose. Approved uses for hyperbaric oxygen include: decompression sickness, gas embolism (arterial), recalcitrant soft tissue infections ; osteomyelitis, gangrene, carbon monoxide poisoning, wounds or skin grafts/flaps that aren't healing w standard tx, crush injuries, thermal. ...Read more

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What exactly is involved in hyperbaric oxygen therapy?

Hyperbaric oxygen: Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is delivered in a chamber. It can be single person chamber or a multiplace chamber. 100% oxygen is delivered within the chamber under pressures equal to 2 to 2.5 atmospheres of pressure depending on the medical problem that you physician is treating. This is equal to 33 feet of seawater in pressure. The treatments last two to 2.5 hours; they are done daily. ...Read more

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What treatments can be helped by hyperbaric oxygen therapy?

HBOT: The committee on hyperbaric oxygen therapy of the undersea ; hyperbaric medicine recommends hyperbaric oxygen can be used for treatment of: decompression sickness, gas embolism (arterial), recalcitrant soft tissue infections ; osteomyelitis, gangrene, carbon monoxide poisoning, wounds or skin grafts/flaps that aren't healing w standard tx, crush injuries, thermal burns, delayed radiation injuries, . ...Read more

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Does mild hyperbaric oxygen therapy helps injuries heal quickly?

Does mild hyperbaric oxygen therapy helps injuries heal quickly?

Possibly yes: The usefulness of hyperbaric oxygen therapy in healing chronic diabetic foot ulcer is well documented. There is only anecdotal evidence that hbo will help acute injuries heal. Inflammation is evident both in chronic wounds and in acute injury. Hbo is known to decrease inflammation so theoretically acute injuries should resolve more quickly with hbo. More study is needed before hbo use for injury. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: hyperbaric oxygen therapy?

What is the definition or description of: hyperbaric oxygen therapy?

Pressurized 100% O2: Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (hbot) is, by definition, the administration of oxygen at greater than atmospheric pressure. There are many indications for this type of treatment: radiation injuries, wounds related to diabetes or poor circulation, and others. Hbot is delivered in 1 of 2 ways: a monochamber (1 patient at a time) or a multichamber (more than 1 patient). The efficacy is the same. ...Read more

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What is hyperbaric oxygen therapy? What is it and what does it treat?

Different ailments: Hbot is a form of treatment whereby patients are given 100% oxygen in higher-than-usual atmospheric pressures, in a chamber or vessel fit for human occupation (pvho). The therapy is used for treatment of different ailments, including diabetic wounds, radiation injuries, decompression sickness, and so on. Talk to a hyperbaricist to see if you have a condition that can be treated with hbot. ...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


Oxygen Therapy (Definition)

Some people with damaged lungs or damaged hearts cannot extract enough oxygen from normal air, so they need extra oxygen delivered through a mask or nasal cannulas. This ...Read more