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HBOT Improves Quality of Life in PTSD Sufferers
Are you suffering from: agitation, irritability, hostility, hypervigilance, self-destructive behavior, social isolation, fear, anxiety, mistrust, insomnia, nightmares, and or emotional detachment? All of these could be symptoms of PTSD or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. PTSD requires a medical diagnosis. Symptoms may include unwanted memories, avoidance of situations, heightened reactions, trigger depressed mood and more.
PTSD is a very serious matter that may be brought on by a traumatic, triggering event. Different people experience different symptoms in different ways. People may experience intrusive thoughts, anxiety, depression, avoidance of certain situations that remind the person of the event, or being unable to cope in daily life. If you or a loved one suffers from PTSD, you can read more about it here Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) – Mayo Clinic. Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, or HBOT, is one way to help the person suffering from PTSD.
A particular 2017 study notes improvement in many of those suffering from PTSD and TBI symptoms when subjects had medical grade HBOT (Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy) as part of their healing protocol. 29 people from the military improved their quality of life during this study. The study explained that “HBOT was found to be safe and significantly effective for veterans with mild to moderate TBI PPCS with PTSD in all four outcome domains: clinical medicine, neuropsychology, psychology, and SPECT imaging. Veterans also experienced a significant reduction in suicidal ideation and reduction in psychoactive medication use.” The study is found here HBOT Treatment of TBI and PTSD study.
PTSD is a severe condition that may interfere in a person’s life dramatically. HBOT is shown to improve symptoms in cognitive function and well being. According to this study, Controlled trial, HBOT Improves Symptoms in PTSD, “It is now clear that traumatic events cause long-term changes of brain activity and microstructural integrity.” The study found that HBOT “can induce neuroplasticity and improve PTSD related symptoms of veterans suffering for treatment resistant PTSD.” There were subjects involved that did not experience TBI, and were being treated for PTSD only.
Julia S, a former patient, was able to improve her life after TBI (traumatic brain injury) from a car crash. She said, “I was in a car accident that caused a traumatic brain injury/hemorrhagic strokes in my brain. I am a living testament that Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy WORKS for stroke. If you are questioning trying this treatment I encourage you to please invest in your health.” Julia mentioned also being able to be more social and even go back to work after HBOT. Her full testimony is available here Yelp Reviews and Testimonials.
Contact us at 415-785-8652 if you or a loved one is suffering, to see if HBOT is a viable option with your current healing plan. Our highly knowledgeable, and compassionate staff are trained and Nationally Certified in hyperbaric medicine. The chambers we utilize are medical grade hard chambers as used in hospitals. We follow current COVID-19 protocols set by the CDC. We look forward to speaking with you in the hopes of helping improve your Quality of Life with HBOT. Dial 911 if you are having an emergency.