Advanced Long COVID Care with HBOT

Combating Long COVID With Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Recent studies have shed light on Long Covid, a condition affecting 10-20% of Covid-19 patients, leading to persistent symptoms even after the initial illness has passed. Fortunately, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) has emerged as a promising, all-natural treatment to alleviate common Long Covid symptoms, such as brain fog, fatigue, pain, and shortness of breath, among others.

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How Does Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Help With Long COVID?

The Science Behind The Oxygen & Pressure

In a notable study, Long Covid patients who received HBOT showed significant improvements in various aspects, including: global cognitive function; attention; executive function; energy levels; sleep quality; psychiatric symptoms; and pain management.

As long COVID becomes increasingly prevalent, there are growing concerns about its long-term effects on people’s health. Many individuals compare the experience of long COVID to running a marathon: it takes a toll on both the body and mind, and the recovery process varies greatly among individuals.

Researchers are still working to understand the underlying causes, long-term consequences, and effective treatments for long COVID patients. It’s worth noting that experts believe it’s still too early to comprehend all the potential implications of the virus itself. However, the recent research on Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy offers a glimmer of hope for those affected by long COVID, and it may provide valuable information to help manage the condition.

 
If you or someone you know is experiencing symptoms like fatigue, brain fog, pain, or shortness of breath after recovering from Covid-19, consider exploring hyperbaric oxygen therapy as a potential treatment option for recovery. Take the next step in your healing journey by scheduling a free phone info-session. During this session, we will:
 
  • Assess if our treatments are appropriate for your specific condition and health goals.
  • Provide information on how HBOT can benefit your overall well-being.
  • Address any financial or logistical queries, including pricing, insurance coverage, and getting started.
 
You can schedule a phone-info session online or reach us at: (954) 404-7626
 
We are dedicated to helping you heal and improving your quality of life after Long Covid.
 

What is Long COVID?

In the initial stages of the pandemic, research indicated that the majority of individuals infected with COVID-19 would undergo illness and recover completely within a few weeks. Nevertheless, a small percentage of patients continue to suffer from symptoms for several months after their initial illness. According to a study conducted in 2021, about one in seven patients discharged from the hospital after having COVID-19 still exhibited symptoms after eight weeks.

These individuals, commonly referred to as “long haulers,” frequently describe experiencing debilitating fatigue, brain fog, anxiety, depression, and a range of other symptoms that can hinder their return to normal life. Some people also encounter headaches, chest pain, and heart issues. Due to the diverse nature of these symptoms, diagnosing long COVID can be challenging. However, if several of these symptoms persist for more than a couple of weeks, it is advisable to seek medical attention. Long haulers have also reported more severe problems, such as heart inflammation and strokes.

The Intriguing Connection Between the Immune System and COVID-19:

Amid ongoing discussions about the immune system’s role in COVID-19 protection and recovery, the theory gaining traction is that individuals with an overactive immune system may be more prone to severe symptoms from the virus. Similar patterns have been observed in certain autoimmune disorders, like lupus and rheumatoid arthritis, which correlate with a higher risk of severe COVID-19. Although the precise mechanisms require further investigation, an overactive immune system may contribute to excessive inflammation, resulting in severe complications.

Supporting Hyperbaric Oxygen for Long COVID

Ongoing research is exploring potential treatments for long COVID, and several promising avenues are currently under investigation. One such option is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT), which has demonstrated effectiveness in treating various conditions, including strokes and brain injuries. There is evidence suggesting that it may also be beneficial in alleviating long COVID symptoms. A small study conducted in Israel revealed that hyperbaric oxygen therapy led to improved symptoms and quality of life in a group of long COVID patients, showing significant enhancements in fatigue, brain fog, and shortness of breath.

The underlying principle of HBOT lies in oxygen under pressure, which aids in reducing inflammation and promoting healing by increasing oxygen delivery to the tissues. Although further research is required to validate these findings, hyperbaric oxygen therapy shows promise as a potential treatment option for “long haulers” coping with the aftermath of COVID-19. While larger and more rigorously designed studies are needed to confirm these initial results, the early findings are encouraging.

In particular, a recent prospective, randomized study investigating the effects of hyperbaric oxygen therapy on long COVID cases has brought excitement to the field. The study titled “Hyperbaric oxygen therapy improves neurocognitive functions and symptoms of post-COVID condition: randomized controlled trial” conducted by Zilberman-Itskovich, S., Catalogna, M., Sasson, E. et al., assessed long COVID patients’ cognitive and psychiatric function, energy levels, sleep quality, pain, and lung function.

The researchers observed that participants who received forty hyperbaric oxygen treatment sessions experienced beneficial changes in their cognition, fatigue levels, sleep, and pain patterns. These positive outcomes were attributed to increased brain blood perfusion and neuroplasticity, as evidenced by MRI scans. Neuroplasticity is the brain’s ability to create and reorganize nerve cell synaptic connections after injury, which plays a crucial role in recovery.

This research study provides compelling evidence that hyperbaric oxygen therapy could offer relief to some patients grappling with the long-term effects of COVID-19. As further research unfolds, HBOT holds promise as a novel and potentially effective treatment option for long COVID patients.

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Conditions Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Supports

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From chronic illnesses and autoimmune conditions, to sleep disorders and plastic surgery recovery, our Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy is designed to navigate a wide array of health challenges, guiding you towards optimal wellness through targeted, individualized strategies.

What Medical Conditions Are Covered By My Health Insurance?

Currently, we do not accept insurance for HBOT.

FDA Approved Conditions
We Manage

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) currently recognizes Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) for 14 medical conditions, all of which are generally covered.

Below, you will find links to resources pertaining to the FDA approved conditions and use cases for Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy. If you have any questions, schedule a consultation with our Hyperbaric Medical Doctor. 

Non-Insurance Covered Conditions We Manage

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) may also benefit many other conditions not yet approved by the FDA. 

Use of HBOT for over 60 medical conditions is approved by other countries around the world and supported by significant, long-standing research. Below is a list of non-covered conditions that have major researched benefits yet to be approved by insurance.

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy FAQ

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

From chronic illnesses and autoimmune conditions, to sleep disorders and plastic surgery recovery, our Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy is designed to navigate a wide array of health challenges, guiding you towards optimal wellness through targeted, individualized strategies.

Generally, HBOT is considered safe when administered under the supervision of a qualified healthcare professional in a reputable facility. However, it’s essential to understand both the potential benefits and risks before undergoing treatment.

Here’s a breakdown of safety considerations:

Minimal side effects: Most people experience only mild, temporary side effects like ear pressure, fatigue, and sinus discomfort. These usually resolve quickly on their own or with simple measures.

Non-invasive and painless: The treatment itself is comfortable and does not involve needles or surgery.

No drug interactions: HBOT doesn’t interact with medications unless specifically noted by your doctor.

The number of sessions required depends on the condition and individual response. Typically, a treatment plan involving multiple sessions over several weeks is needed. Speak to our Hyperbaric Medical Doctor to get guidance on if Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy is right for you and your condition, and what you can expect in each of your sessions.

At our Hyperbaric Therapy Wellness Center in Hollywood! We provide expertly administered hyperbaric treatments overseen by Dr. Safa Maklad, a hyperbaric certified physician. We are committed to upholding stringent hyperbaric safety protocols and ensure the highest standards of care.

The office offers 100% cotton robes to wear during your treatment. During your consultation, we will thoroughly discuss the list of approved and restricted items for the chamber.

It’s best to have a light meal several hours beforehand to avoid nausea. Avoid heavy meals and alcohol within 24 hours of your session.

Staying hydrated beforehand can help your body absorb oxygen more efficiently. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle through diet and exercise may also enhance treatment outcomes.

Some people experience increased energy and improved focus after a session. Others might feel tired or have slight muscle aches, which usually resolve within a day or two.

Treatment response varies depending on the condition being treated and individual factors. It’s crucial to follow our recommended treatment plan and discuss any noticeable changes or lack of progress after several sessions.

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