Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy To Treat Inflammatory Bowel Disease


Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy / Tuesday, January 29th, 2019

Do you experience diarrhea, abdominal pain, and cramping? Is this accompanied by a decrease in appetite leading to unintended weight loss? If so, you could be suffering from Inflammatory bowel disease. Inflammatory bowel disease is a term used to describe two medical conditions, Crohn’s disease (inflames the lining of the digestive tract, that spreads into affected tissues), and Ulcerative colitis (causes inflammation and sores-ulcers in the inner lining of the large intestine and rectum), both of these conditions cause chronic inflammation to the digestive tract. According to the Center for Disease Control, in the United States alone, about 1.3 million people suffer from IBD. Unfortunately, there are no definitive answers as to what causes the disease, but professionals theorize that it could be brought on by a breakdown in the immune system, and stress and diet can make the condition even worse.

Unfortunately, these two diseases can have series complications, so it’s imperative to receive treatment as soon as a diagnosis is made. For instance, complications from Crohn’s disease consist of bowel obstruction, malnutrition, ulcers (open sores in the digestive tract), fistulas and anal fissures (small tears in the skin that lines the rectum). With Ulcerative colitis, complications include a toxic megacolon, perforated colon, and critical dehydration.

How can Hyperbaric Oxygen help? HBOT enables the body to receive more oxygen than it usually would, stimulating the body to heal. The increased oxygen will then travel into the hypoxic areas of the body working to reduce inflammation, grow new blood vessels, boost the immune system and heal wounds caused by the disease. It will also eliminate bacteria and toxins within the body. Many of the patients we have treated at the Eustache Institute immediately began having regular and pain-free bowel movements within a few sessions, which lead to an increase in appetite.

If you or someone you love is experiencing the symptoms listed above, and think you could possibly have inflammatory bowel disease, please contact a medical professional immediately.

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

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