The term “heart disease” is often used interchangeably with the word “cardiovascular disease.” Cardiovascular disease generally refers to conditions that involve narrowed or blocked blood vessels that can lead to a heart attack, chest pain, or even stroke. Additionally, other heart conditions, such as those that affect our heart’s muscle, valves, or rhythm, are also considered forms of heart disease.
Heart disease describes a range of conditions that affect our hearts. Diseases under the heart disease aegis include; blood vessel diseases such as coronary artery disease, heart rhythm problems, and heart defects we’re born with, for example, congenital heart defects, among several others.
About 610,000 people die of heart disease in the United States every year–that’s 1 in every 4 deaths. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. Although heart disease is commonly known as a man’s disease, today, nearly as many women die each year of heart disease in the United States too.
With healthy lifestyle choices, and if not genetically linked, one can prevent heart disease. However, if one is diagnosed with heart disease, or has experienced a heart attack, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) can improve oxygen supply to the threatened heart and help reduce the volume of the heart muscle that perishes over time and under certain circumstances. The addition of HBOT to standard & practical lifestyle treatments may reduce the death rate.
Hyperbaric Oxygen therapy, which involves breathing 100 percent pure oxygen, allows our lungs to gather more oxygen than would be possible. Our blood then carries this oxygen throughout our bodies, helping to fight bacteria and stimulating the release of substances called growth factors and stem cells, which promote healing. Hearts need a substantial amount of oxygen supply to heal properly, therefore, exposing a heart to 100% pure oxygen will speed up the healing process.
If you are a heart patient considering hyperbaric oxygen treatment, please speak to your cardiologist before starting any form of exercise or therapy.
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Dr. Elena Eustache is a specialist in Neurofeedback Therapy, with a Ph.D. in Psychology and Cognitive Behavior Therapy. Dr. Eustache helps her patients reach their full potential so they can live the life they have always dream of.