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Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy: Why It Is Worth To Be Aware Of Its Existence…

Why It Is Worth To Be Aware Of Its Existence…

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, for the most part, has remained a nearly unknown treatment in the world of western medicine. There may be many reasons for this, but none more important than the lack of awareness on the part of some physicians and the general community.

With the advent of the information age, numerous websites are providing more and more information on Hyperbaric Medicine. However, the fact remains that Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy is still almost as unfamiliar a treatment as it was prior to the birth of the information age.

Hyperbaric Oxygen is a drug. People need to become more educated about its therapeutic uses…
— Roque R. Wicker, CHT

The above words written back in 2001 are not less relevant today – a lot of people are not aware of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT). It might happen, one day this awareness would become of a great value either for you or for your dearest like it has already done for a plenty of people…

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Some of us, like the owner of this website, might have experienced dramatic moments in life when the only thing on Earth which helped to ease sufferings of our dearest or our own was the oxygen.

Yet quite a few of us are aware of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy able to help effectively in a number of health conditions when healing effects of other therapies applied were not sufficient in a given situation…

The price of ignorance eventually would be too high, like in the story posted by Mr. Brodsky, a road accident victim. If he’d been aware of his injury and the Hyperbaric Medicine’s existence 27 years ago, would he have waited for so long before having Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy heal his brain?

“I feel as if I were born again as if I got a proverbial second lease on life. My multitasking abilities are coming back, as is my productivity and concentration, all of which lead to a great improvement in the quality of my life.”

— Seva Brodsky, a road accident victim

HBOT is considered to be a medicine because oxygen under elevated atmospheric pressure acts like a drug doing things that under normobaric conditions (e.i. under normal atmospheric pressure) it wouldn’t do. Most conditions associated with hypoxia or ischemia can benefit from HBOT. Learn more about HBOT indications and contraindications…

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Among people who are aware of HBO2, hyperbaric oxygen chambers and benefits of hyperbaric oxygen therapy are Navies, Divers, Pilots, and Alpinists. And there is a reason for that. People traveling or working at high altitudes where the amount of oxygen is reduced due to a reduction in partial pressure of air, inhale less oxygen than needed to satisfy metabolic requirements of their body. Therefore hypoxia or altitude sickness is not uncommon among alpinists, divers, pilots, and firemen who should be aware of the risks and symptoms associated with these conditions.

Dear Visitor,

We hope this website will help to set your awareness of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT). One of our primary goals is to introduce you the mechanism and positive effects of hyperoxygenation, the major healing effect of hyperbaric treatment. You can also learn about hyperbaric chambers, the history of hyperbaric medicine, physics behind it and other topics related to the role of oxygen in healing, rehabilitation and maintaining a healthy life.

So please start your journey here or follow one of the popular links below and keep visiting our website to see new articles, references, testimonials and relevant technology news…

Kind regards,

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On World AIDS Day, WHO calls for an end to discrimination

“If we want to have universal health coverage and eliminate AIDS and hepatitis, everyone should collaborate,” Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General, said in a statement.

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday urged World AIDS Day that there should be no “discrimination” and the collaboration of all to fight against this disease.

“If we want to have universal health coverage and eliminate AIDS and hepatitis, everyone should collaborate,” Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General, said in a statement.

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“Health services should adapt to meet and meet the needs of the most exposed and affected populations and this includes a policy of zero tolerance of stigma and discrimination in all health services,” Tedros said.

In the statement, the doctor asks “how is it possible after decades of recognition of the key role of communities in conducting HIV response, men who have sex with men, sex workers, transgender people, drug users and prisoners, who accounted for 40 % of infections by 2016, continue to face barriers to accessing the most basic health services. ”

In addition, many young women, adolescents, immigrants and displaced persons are particularly vulnerable, according to Tedros.

However, the doctor acknowledged that “we have advanced a lot in the last 30 years” since “today 21 million people are receiving retroviral treatment against the disease that allows them to live full and productive lives.”

“There are fewer people infected with HIV every day and there are fewer deaths as well, but these successes are hiding the many disparities and challenges that remain,” he warned.

According to the Blind Spot report published today by the Joint United Nations Program on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS), less than 50% of men with HIV are in treatment compared to 60% of women.

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In addition, men are less likely to have access to HIV treatment and greater risk of dying from AIDS-related illnesses, accounting for 58% of the 1 million AIDS-related deaths in 2016.

Globally, 36.7 million people are living with HIV, of which 20.9 million had access to retroviral treatment by the middle of 2017, four times more than in 2000 and 1.2 more than in 2015.

Studies further show that men are more likely to start treatment late and to stop it.

“The response to HIV has played a key role in transforming public health and, in turn, influences the universal health coverage agenda,” concluded WHO Director-General.

Can Alzheimer’s be prevented?

Its genetic component does not necessarily imply that the whole family develops the disease. Although Alzheimer’s has a genetic component and, therefore, can be inherited, it is possible to delay its development or even deactivate this possibility if certain recommendations related to food and cognitive activities are followed. This was stated by Sonia Zevallos, a psychiatrist at the Directorate of Adults and Older Adults of the National Institute of Mental Health.

“Genetics gives you the predisposition. That means that of so many people you have a greater risk of developing Alzheimer’s, but this is not necessarily something one hundred percent sure that you will develop it, “he explained.

He indicated that when the disease is already diagnosed, the only treatment is left to slow down its progression, in addition to offering the quality of life to the sufferer.

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While there are no magic recipes for the disappearance of Alzheimer’s from our path, there are things we can do to keep it as far away as possible and minimize the possibility of losing our learning faculties and moving autonomously through life.

Remove fats

“One of the first recommendations is to consume less polyunsaturated fats, less fat derived from meat. As we have an excellent cuisine, but we often use the fat of pork, beef, butter, which generates many free radicals, favors oxidation processes and unfortunately that accumulates. “

Suggested to reduce the consumption of red meat and favor the fish, seafood that has large amounts of Omega 3. Similarly, prefer vegetable oils, such as sunflower, coconut, among others.

“Among the vegetables, the most recommended are broccoli, spinach. Eat nuts and follow a Mediterranean diet. Less flours and stay always, always active. You’re never so old that you can not learn something new, “he said.

The expert said that her patients recommend having an agenda to write down what has to be done so as not to overload the memory.

“There are many things that influence memory. If I have many things to do and I’m going to a thousand per hour: I have to see my son do homework, I have to pay for college, go to work early, take care of my dad, solve the things my husband asks me, then it is impossible to keep my attention one hundred percent in everything I do . “

That means that at some point we will forget to do some things and that is natural due to the stress generated by doing several things at the same time.

“The problem is that we seek to serve everyone and the question is, what do I do for myself? It is essential to have spaces for oneself. Not as a doctor, wife or sister. Only for me. You have to think, how did I get angry? How do I meditate? How do I relax or in what spaces do I find myself?

Brain inactivity

In addition to the above, Dr. Zevallos stressed the need to keep our cognitive and intellectual functions active at all times.

Whether or not you have a relative with Alzheimer’s, he stressed the urgency of training our brain permanently, but without overwhelming it.

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“We must protect our cognitive functions, as it could be with the crossword, where remote memory is recovered and for that you must have understood the question. Activate several functions “.

He pointed out that one very easy thing to do is play cards, where calculation, attention, memory, judgment, strategy, planning are used. Although clear, without betting.

“Alzheimer’s can not be cured, but it can be prevented and attenuated, giving a better quality of life to the person who suffers it and thereby favoring their autonomy so that they do not depend so much”.

He regretted that many children with parents who suffer from this disease prevent them from doing things at home and that is how they put their mother in bed or sitting watching television, “plugged in and without training the memory.”

Researchers identify 5 types of diabetes

The discovery could be the basis for developing more personalized treatments to fight the disease.

A study by Swedish and Finnish scientists has identified five new types of diabetes, according to the medical journal “The Lancet”.

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The researchers looked at five groups of patients with diabetes who had ” significantly different ” characteristics, as well as “risk of different complications.” Usually, as the publication indicates, there are two types of diabetes, 1 and 2, but 2 is often ” very heterogeneous .”

Those responsible for the study say the finding could be the basis for developing more personalized treatments to fight the disease and identify those at a higher risk of complications at the diagnostic stage. In addition, according to scholars, type 3 of the disease is the most resistant to insulin and people who have a significantly higher risk of developing diabetic kidney disease (DRD) than type 4 and 5 diabetes patients.

In turn, type 2 of the disease is what most can lead to diabetic retinopathy, a major cause of blindness.

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To compile the report, the scientists analyzed data from newly diagnosed patients with the disease.

“This new classification may help to adapt and direct the most advanced treatments for patients, which represents the first step for precision medicine in diabetes,” the researchers conclude.

French doctor performs first surgery with augmented reality vision

Equipped with a special helmet designed by the American company Microsoft, the doctor was able to visualize the patient’s skeleton and tendons in great detail.

French doctor Thomas Grégory performed the first operation in the world on Tuesday using a helmet with augmented reality vision, a technology that can contribute to improving accuracy in certain surgical interventions.

In the operation, which thanks to the new technologies was accompanied by three other doctors in the United Kingdom, South Korea, and the United States, Grégory placed a prosthesis on the shoulder of an 80-year-old patient, a rather delicate procedure.

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“It was as if the patient’s shoulder came to my eyes. All the help a doctor can expect in these conditions becomes reality, “said the surgeon, head of the orthopedic and orthopedic surgery and trauma department at the Avicenne Hospital in Bobigny, just outside Paris.

Equipped with a special helmet designed by the American company Microsoft, Grégory was able to visualize the patient’s skeleton and tendons in great detail thanks to a series of x-rays and other imaging tests performed before the operation.

Thanks to this device, surgery can be performed with millimetric precision, an important advantage in delicate procedures like the placement of prostheses.

In addition, those responsible for the experiment emphasized that the new technique minimizes the risk of infection.

The helmet allows the use of holograms representing different parts of the patient’s body and also determine the exact thickness of the tissues and the concrete site of nearby organs that remain invisible in a normal operation and therefore may be affected.

In addition, the doctor can consult the patient’s medical chart directly and even consult colleagues who accompany the operation in real time.

Grégory compared the “leap” that represents this technology with “the passage from the encyclopedia to the search engine of the internet,” because, thanks to the digital revolution, “limits human error .”

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“The technique will allow us to standardize this type of operation and thus reduce the risks,” said Grégory, who said that when its use becomes widespread “it will be the same as switching from aircraft in the Saint-Exupery era to current flights commercials “.

The doctor recalled that the success of some operations depends on “millimeters” and that the technology can also be applied in vascular surgeries in the brain, the most delicate.

Augmented reality technology is already used in military aircraft cabins and in some home electronic games.

 

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