Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Can Help Treat Pancreatitis


Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy / Friday, April 5th, 2019

Did you know that hyperbaric oxygen therapy can reduce pancreatic inflammation, swelling, and the excruciating pain that comes with it?

Autoimmune pancreatitis (AIP) is a rare, but complex, fibroinflammatory disease of the pancreas. When a person has pancreatitis, their pancreas becomes inflamed causing severe pain. Two types of pancreatitis exist; acute pancreatitis, which is a sudden inflammation that lasts for a short while and can go away with treatment, and chronic pancreatitis that occurs following acute pancreatitis and is long-lasting. Symptoms of the disease include nausea, vomiting, intestinal pain, fever, swelled and tender abdomen.

According to pancreas.org, an estimated 50,000 to 80,000 cases of acute pancreatitis occur in the United States each year. Most cases of acute pancreatitis in the United States are due to gallstones or heavy alcohol consumption. Other causes include certain prescription medications, injury or surgery to the abdomen, or abnormalities of the pancreas or intestine. In a few cases, the disease may occur from infections, such as mumps. In about 15 percent of cases of acute pancreatitis, the cause is unknown. Unfortunately, people who have this illness are also susceptible to diabetes, malnutrition, and infections. And in some cases, this illness can turn into pancreatic cancer, sadly, this disease took away the lives of famous actors Patrick Swayze, Michael Landon, and Apple co-founder Steve Jobs.

HBOT is a great treatment for pancreatitis because it gives the bodies natural healing process a boost. By inhaling 100 percent oxygen in a pressurized soft chamber, oxygen gets directly distributed to the blood, then transported throughout the body, traveling to all of our organs and tissues. This process heightens our immune system, allowing our bodies natural defenses to “kick in” and kill off bacteria that cause infections and further damage to our organs and tissues. It also reduces inflammation and the pain that comes with it, and aids in the growth of new blood vessels that work to repair the damaged done to our tissues and organs. If you would like to learn more about this disease and how Hyperbaric Oxygen can help treat the symptoms of pancreatitis, please contact us at www.EustachInstitute.com

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 read more about neurofeedback and hyperbaric oxygen therapy by visiting her blog. You may also find her on Instagram and Facebook.

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