Can Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy treat the symptoms of Interstitial Cystitis?

Neurofeedback Therapy / Tuesday, November 26th, 2019

Have you heard of Interstitial cystitis (IC)? If not, you are fortunate, but for those who have the condition, it can be extremely debilitating  Interstitial Cystitis is a lifelong condition that causes bladder pressure, pain, and sometimes pelvic pain. The ailment is a part of a spectrum of diseases known as bladder pain syndrome (BPS). Our bladders are a hollow, muscular organ that stores urine. The bladder expands until it’s full and then signals to our brains that it’s time to urinate, communicating through the pelvic nerves. With interstitial cystitis, these signals mislead people into thinking they need to urinate more often than they actually do.

This disorder predominately affects young & middle-aged women, with an average age of onset of 40 years. The pain ranges from mild discomfort to severe pain and can have a long-lasting impact on the quality of life. The exact cause of interstitial cystitis isn’t known, but many factors likely contribute. For instance, people with interstitial cystitis may also have a defect in the protective lining (epithelium) of their bladder. A leak in the epithelium may allow toxic substances in urine to irritate their bladder walls. Other possible but unproven contributing factors include an autoimmune reaction, heredity causes, infection, or even allergies. 

How Can Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) help? Scientists, experts, professionals, and investigators evaluated the effects of HBOT in regards & relations to IC and BPS,  and have found that it’s an effective treatment for patients who have the condition. HBOT alleviated the inflammation associated with interstitial cystitis and even found evidence that the treatment can reverse bladder tissue damage. Based on these results, research suggests that HBOT is a promising therapy for IC and BPS patients. By exposing the body to 100%, oxygen at a pressure that is greater than average, internal & external wounds will receive the substantial amount of oxygen needed to heal properly, in addition to speeding up the healing process.  

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Dr. Elena Eustache is a specialist in neurofeedback and hyperbaric oxygen therapy, with a Ph.D. in Psychology and Cognitive Behavior Therapy. Dr. Elena Eustache helps her patients reach their full potential so they can live the life they’ve always dreamed of. You can follow the Eustache Institute on  Instagram and Facebook.

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