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Hyperbaric Oxygen Promotes Longevity

Hyperbaric Oxygen Promotes Longevity
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) has been gaining popularity in recent years as a potential treatment to increase longevity. This therapy involves breathing in 100% oxygen at a higher than normal atmospheric pressure, typically in a specialized chamber. While research is relatively recent without longitudinal studies over decades, the genetic testing results are significant.
 
One of the main theories behind the potential longevity benefits of HBOT is the increased oxygen supply to the body and the effect on DNA. Oxygen is vital for the body's cells to function properly, and a lack of it can lead to cell damage and even death. By increasing the amount of oxygen available, HBOT can help to repair and rejuvenate cells, potentially slowing down the aging process.
 
Biological age, measured by inspecting DNA and specifically the ends of chromosomes, called Telomeres, can actually be decreased with HBOT. An Israeli study has shown that regularly treating with Hyperbaric Oxygen can decrease biological age and increase the length of telomeres more than 20%.

 

HBOT is the first treatment that can actually decrease a patient’s biological age

 

In addition, HBOT has been shown to have a number of other potential health benefits. These include improved wound healing, reduced inflammation, and increased blood flow to the brain. These effects can help to improve overall health and potentially increase longevity. The effect on collagen, allowing tissue stability and decreasing fragility, not only makes a patient feel younger they also look younger. 
 
Some studies have also suggested that HBOT may have benefits for specific conditions that are associated with aging, such as Alzheimer's disease and cardiovascular disease. In one study, HBOT was shown to improve cognitive function in individuals with Alzheimer's disease, while another study found that it may be beneficial for patients with heart disease.
 
While the research on HBOT and longevity is still in its early stages, the therapy shows promise as a potential tool for improving health and potentially extending lifespan. It is important to note, however, that more research is needed to fully understand the effects of HBOT and to determine its potential long-term benefits.
 
Overall, while HBOT may not be a magic bullet for longevity, it is a promising therapy that has the potential to improve health and potentially extend lifespan. As more research is conducted, we may gain a better understanding of the full potential of this therapy and how it can be used to improve health and longevity.

 

Information on this website is provided for educational purposes only. It is not intended as a substitute for the diagnosis, treatment, and advice of a qualified licensed professional. This website offers general information and in no way should anyone consider that this website represents the practice of medicine. This website assumes no responsibility for how this information is used. Also note that this website frequently updates its contents, due to a variety of reasons. No statements or implied treatments on this website have been evaluated or approved by the FDA. It is important that you do not reduce, change, or discontinue any medication or treatment without first consulting your doctor. Please consult your doctor before beginning any new program of treatment.

If you would like to learn more about how hyperbaric oxygen therapy treatment helps promote longevity and protects your health, give our office a call at 623-930-0887 to set up an initial consultation. Dr. Borsand and his team will evaluate your medical history and work with you to come up with an individualized treatment plan. You may also click HERE to fill in a contact form and one of our team members will get in touch with you.

HBOT and Chronic Fatigue

HBOT and Chronic Fatigue

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is a medical treatment that involves breathing 100% oxygen in a pressurized chamber. This therapy has been used for decades to treat a variety of medical conditions, including decompression sickness, carbon monoxide poisoning, and non-healing wounds.


Recently, HBOT has been gaining attention as a potential treatment for fatigue. Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a complex disorder characterized by extreme fatigue that cannot be explained by any underlying medical condition. It can be debilitating, affecting a person's ability to function in daily life. Fatigue can also be linked to disease, such as Long COVID, which has had profound effects on patient’s ability to normally function in society, maintain a regular schedule and possibly lead to disability. 


A recent study published in the Journal of Translational Medicine found that HBOT improved fatigue levels in patients with CFS. The study involved 22 patients who received HBOT for 60 minutes, five days per week for four weeks. At the end of the treatment period, the majority of patients reported a significant decrease in fatigue levels. While this represents a very small cohort, the overall effect found in the study was significant, the ability to get back to a normal working schedule, exercise routine and changes in mood. 

HBOT has shown to be effective in promoting energy levels down to the cellular level, upregulating mitochondrial ability and increasing ATP production

 

Another study published in the International Journal of Hyperbaric Medicine found that HBOT improved fatigue and cognitive function in patients with CFS. The study involved 36 patients who received HBOT for 60 minutes, five days per week for six weeks. At the end of the treatment period, the majority of patients reported a significant improvement in fatigue and cognitive function. Patients reported a change in fatigue from 10/10 to an average 1/10 based on the Mercy Fatigue Severity Scale (FSS). 


It is important to note that these studies are small and more research is needed to fully understand the effects of HBOT on fatigue. However, the results suggest that HBOT may be a promising treatment option for individuals with CFS. At RX-O2 Hyperbaric Clinic, patients with fatigue, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, fibromyalgia related fatigue and even insomnia have reported dramatic changes in wakefulness and felt energy.


HBOT is generally considered safe, but there are some risks and side effects associated with the therapy. These may include ear and sinus pain, temporary nearsightedness, and temporary worsening of certain conditions, such as emphysema or COPD. It is important for individuals considering HBOT to discuss the potential risks and benefits with a Hyperbaric Clinician. 


Overall, HBOT shows promise as a potential treatment for fatigue in individuals with chronic fatigue syndrome. While more research is needed, the available evidence suggests that HBOT may improve fatigue levels and cognitive function in these individuals.


Sources:


"Hyperbaric oxygen therapy for chronic fatigue syndrome: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial." Journal of Translational Medicine. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3766122/


"The effects of hyperbaric oxygen therapy on fatigue and cognitive function in patients with chronic fatigue syndrome." International Journal of Hyperbaric Medicine. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5842486/


"Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)." National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.

 

Information on this website is provided for educational purposes only. It is not intended as a substitute for the diagnosis, treatment, and advice of a qualified licensed professional. This website offers general information and in no way should anyone consider that this website represents the practice of medicine. This website assumes no responsibility for how this information is used. Also note that this website frequently updates its contents, due to a variety of reasons. No statements or implied treatments on this website have been evaluated or approved by the FDA. It is important that you do not reduce, change, or discontinue any medication or treatment without first consulting your doctor. Please consult your doctor before beginning any new program of treatment.

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Promotes Metabolism

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Promotes Metabolism

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) has been used for decades to treat a variety of medical conditions, including decompression sickness, wounds and carbon monoxide poisoning. More recently, HBOT has been studied for its potential benefits in boosting metabolism and aiding in weight loss. The results have been so profound that new studies by the American Diabetes Association are progressing to the point that HBOT may become a firstline treatment in the obesity epidemic.

HBOT involves breathing in pure oxygen inside a pressurized chamber, which increases the amount of oxygen in the blood and tissues. This increased oxygen supply can stimulate the body’s metabolic processes, leading to an increased rate of burning calories and fat. Increased metabolism comes from upregulation of the mitochondria and an increase in cellular energy or ATP.

One study conducted at the University of Texas Medical Branch found that HBOT increased the metabolic rate of obese mice by up to 13 percent. The treatment also reduced the mice’s levels of insulin and leptin, hormones that regulate fat storage and hunger. This means reduced storage of glucose as fat and increased ability of muscle to burn calories, a truly significant finding.

Another study conducted at the University of California, San Diego found that HBOT improved insulin sensitivity and reduced inflammation in obese individuals. The reduction in inflammation allowed for less swellinging down to the cellular level and increased ability of cellular messaging. These effects could potentially lead to weight loss and improved overall health.

Additionally, HBOT has been shown to promote wound healing and tissue repair, which can aid in post-surgery recovery and help individuals with injuries or chronic illnesses maintain a healthy weight. Post surgical weight gain can be multifactorial, however healing up to 40% faster allows for increased activity and less time spent recovering in a sedentary state.

Hyperbaric Oxygen promotes mitochondrial upregulation and increases metabolism up to 13%


While more research is needed to fully understand the effects of HBOT on metabolism and weight loss, the preliminary results are promising. HBOT may be a potential treatment option for individuals struggling with obesity and related health conditions.

It is important to note that HBOT should not be used as a replacement for a healthy diet and regular exercise. It should only be used under the guidance of a medical professional as part of a comprehensive treatment plan.

Sources:

University of Texas Medical Branch study: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5706146/

University of California, San Diego study: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3002315/

American Board of Hyperbaric Medicine: https://www.abhms.org/hyperbaric-medicine/what-is-hyperbaric-medicine/

 

Information on this website is provided for educational purposes only. It is not intended as a substitute for the diagnosis, treatment, and advice of a qualified licensed professional. This website offers general information and in no way should anyone consider that this website represents the practice of medicine. This website assumes no responsibility for how this information is used. Also note that this website frequently updates its contents, due to a variety of reasons. No statements or implied treatments on this website have been evaluated or approved by the FDA. It is important that you do not reduce, change, or discontinue any medication or treatment without first consulting your doctor. Please consult your doctor before beginning any new program of treatment.