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Does hyperbaric oxygen treatment cure alcoholic polyneuropathy?

Does hyperbaric oxygen treatment cure alcoholic polyneuropathy?

Hyperbaric: There is no evidence that hyperbaric medicine can cure alcoholic polyneuropathy. ...Read more

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Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Copd (Definition)

COPD may include chronic bronchitis, emphysema, or both. Chronic bronchitis is the production of increased mucus caused by inflammation. Bronchitis is considered chronic if you cough and produce excess mucus most days for three months in a year, two years in a row. Emphysema is a disease that damages the air sacs and/or the smallest breathing tubes in the lungs. ...Read more


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Can COPD patient on oxygen get carbon monoxide poison?

Can COPD patient on oxygen get carbon monoxide poison?

Not usually: Carbon monoxide is found in cigarette smoke, out of car exhausts, and other places. Simply being on oxygen doesn't mean that you can get carbon monoxide poisoning, unless you get exposed to it. ...Read more

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Can hyperbaric chamber help a COPD patient?

Can hyperbaric chamber help a COPD patient?

Agree w Dr. Wyatt: I don't think i would clear a patient with COPD to go into a hyperbaric chamber due to risk of air trapping ; pneumothorax. COPD is not an approved indication for hyperbaric oxygen use. ...Read more

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Pulmonary fibrosis and severe emphysema copd, what to do?

Pulmonary fibrosis and severe emphysema copd, what to do?

Rehab: Emphysema and pulm fibrosis may coexist in some patients. Treatment is directed at each entity including bronchodilators, oxygen and steroids. Your age puts an additional option of lung transplant for progressive disease. ...Read more

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Would oxygen therapy be helpful for chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (copd)?

Can be: Oxygen therapy improves survival in COPD patients...But only if they need it. Some patients have such severe disease that they can't maintain a normal oxygen level. This is when oxygen therapy is helpful. Often we check patient's oxygen levels with an oximeter, a machine that measures the level of oxygen in the bloodstream. Patients qualify for treatment if the level is less than 88%. ...Read more

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Why oxygen supplementation contraindicated with obstructive lung disease?

Why oxygen supplementation contraindicated with obstructive lung disease?

Not usually: COPD is a problem with the ability of the lungs to expel air, which causes poor oxygenation. People with COPD are often treated with oxygen; however, if supplemental oxygen levels are too high it can cut off a person's ability to trigger their own breathing mechanism. If the disease is severe you actually may not be able to survive without the use of oxygen. ...Read more

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What is hypoxemic respiratory failure chronic and restrictive lung disease?

What is hypoxemic respiratory failure chronic and restrictive lung disease?

Poor lung function: Basically the lungs are not expanding like they should be as such they are not working well and not oxygenating the blood. ...Read more

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Why is hyperbaric oxygen treatment used for gangrene?

Gas Gangrene: Clostridia bacteria causes gas gangrene. It normally grows in low oxygen. High pressure oxygen can prevent it from reproducing. This in turns leads to less toxins ; stopping it's spread. ...Read more

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Treatment for shortness of breath in end stage copd?

Treatment for shortness of breath in end stage copd?

Wow: You should see a lung specialist. Usually an inhaled steroid, an anticholinergic, a long acting beta agonist and a short acting beta agonist should help. But there are many other things such as rehabilitation and prednisone. See a lung specialist.to have it fine tuned. ...Read more

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How does hyperbaric oxygen treatments work on congestive heart failure?

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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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Is pulmonary emphysema deadly?

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Is pulmonary emphysema deadly?

Yes : Depending upon severity and other comorbodities.

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What is emphysema vs copd? Is emphysema the same as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease?

Categories....: Copd, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, is the broader category. Emphysema is one type of copd, ie emphysema falls under the category of copd. ...Read more

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Is hyperaerated lungs treatable?

Is hyperaerated lungs treatable?

Not reversible: If the cause is known such as cops/emphysema it is treatable. There are people whose lung simply look hyperaerated but no disease, no treatment necessary. In asthma exacerbation, air trapping can occur and cause hyperaerated looking lung and if treated the cxr reverses. Hyperaeration by the way is a diagnosis made on imagings. ...Read more

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How are chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and emphysema different?

How are chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and emphysema different?

COPD: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) encompasses several causes of lung obstruction often resulting in shortness of breath and wheezing. The causes include emphysema wherein the elasticity of the lung is impaired producing difficulty with exhalation. Severe emphysema can also cause low oxygen levels, heart failure, and death. ...Read more

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How effective is hyperbaric oxygen treatment in curing Lyme disease?

How effective is hyperbaric oxygen treatment in curing Lyme disease?

My response is: Is in between that of dr. Bolhack and dr. Baker. Lyme disease is not an approved indication for hbot. While the study that dr. Baker referred to sounded promising, i don't believe any conclusive statement can be made. ...Read more

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Can steady exposure to carbon monoxide cause respiratory problems like emphysema, copd, asthma?

Can steady exposure to carbon monoxide cause respiratory problems like emphysema, copd, asthma?

Would never happen: Carbon monoxide has strong affinity to the hemoglobin and its diffusibility through membrane is high. Before any other condition like asthma, COPD can occur from it, a person is dead. There will be no study to prove that. ...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 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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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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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


Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Emphysema (Definition)

One type of chronic obstructive lung disease (COPD) characterized by a loss of lung tissue, causing hyperinflation and increased effort to ...Read more