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Is it possible for hyperbaric oxygen therapy to be effective for possible brain damage linked to long term solvent abuse?

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Dr. Hesham Hassaballa
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
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In brief: Probably not

There are very specific indications for hyperbaric oxygen.
Unfortunately, brain damage from solvent abuse is not one of them.

In brief: Probably not

There are very specific indications for hyperbaric oxygen.
Unfortunately, brain damage from solvent abuse is not one of them.
Dr. Hesham Hassaballa
Dr. Hesham Hassaballa
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Dr. V. Pinnamaneni
Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Some thoughts

HBO for this is not a recognized diagnosis of the Undersea Hyperbaric Medical Society, actually no neuro related conditions are.
But a number of clinicians have treated neuro issues with HBO, there is some promising data with concussion studies. There is anecdotal reports that HBO may help in stroke Not to be offensive, but dead tissue is dead, and HBO will not change, but if tissue is damaged

In brief: Some thoughts

HBO for this is not a recognized diagnosis of the Undersea Hyperbaric Medical Society, actually no neuro related conditions are.
But a number of clinicians have treated neuro issues with HBO, there is some promising data with concussion studies. There is anecdotal reports that HBO may help in stroke Not to be offensive, but dead tissue is dead, and HBO will not change, but if tissue is damaged
Dr. V. Pinnamaneni
Dr. V. Pinnamaneni
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Dr. V. Pinnamaneni
Assuming exposure has stopped and brain damage is worse on a monthly basis. Chance it could help, but since risk with hbo is minimal, and may be worth it considering there is not anything else, but cost can be $$ and insurance will not pay, get real HBO, not a canvas chamber If it slows the progression or improves great. I would try 30 dives and reeval, if no improve stop, if improve continue
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