Did you know? Mild COVID cases still lead to attention and memory issues – study | Reuters, “LONDON, Jan 19 (Reuters) – People with mild COVID-19 who do not suffer any other traditional “long COVID” symptoms can still exhibit deteriorated attention and memory six to nine months after infection, a study by Britain’s Oxford University has found.
After some people recover from Covid-19, they can still have complications. These symptoms are called Post Covid-19 Syndrome, or Long-Haul COVID. Symptoms can be mild or severe. These symptoms can range from loss of smell and taste, fatigue, pain, loss of coordination, headaches and cognitive impairment in certain individuals, even dementia. Of those with Long-Haul Covid, 50-80% of those who now test negative for Covid-19 will develop some long-haul COVID symptoms, according to the American Lung Association here Understanding COVID-19 Long Haulers | American Lung Association.
Some of these individuals may even develop chronic dysfunction to one or multiple vital organs, while the others will still have lingering symptoms without apparent damage to their vital organs. Of the treatment options for individuals with long haul covid symptoms, HBOT is a painless, natural viable option. Hypoxemia, or low levels of oxygen in the blood, can occur in patients with Covid-19. HBOT saturates the red blood cells and diffuse past the capillary walls to the soft tissue and even bone with oxygen. Essentially, HBOT sends oxygen into areas where even the blood does not go.
Our physician can determine how many sessions an individual with Long-Haul COVID symptoms may need, as each case is specific to that patient. Due to inflammation created by the COVID virus, HBOT is able to promote oxygenation in the blood, and therefore gives energy to white blood cells to fight off illness too. A study, Hyperbaric oxygen therapy for the treatment of long COVID: early evaluation of a highly promising intervention | RCP Journals, was looking at HBOT and those that suffered from fatigue after contracting Covid-19. The study listed a “statistically significant improvement” upon individuals with long Covid (or Post Covid-19 Syndrome). Oxygen is required in all processes in the body, and HBOT facilitates the body’s healing.
A recent patient of Advanced Hyperbaric Recovery “Luv L” went to receive HBOT in August of 2020 for long Covid symptoms. She reports she had been suffering for 5 months with Long Haul COVID symptoms before she began HBOT. Before, in 2018, she received HBOT for a traumatic brain injury and had wonderful results at the same facility (Advanced Hyperbaric Recovery in San Rafael CA). “Luv L” said her Long Haul COVID symptoms were so bad she couldn’t even spell simple words, remember names and couldn’t stand up for very long. She could not function well in daily tasks. “Luv L” said that, “…I’m feeling very hopeful I can put coronavirus and its downstream effects behind me…To the impeccable team at Advanced Hyperbaric of San Rafael, California. They are clean, careful and kind.” Luv L’s full testimonial is on Yelp here.
Another patient, “Susan B,” used HBOT for recovery from Long Haul COVID symptoms. She suffered from neuroinflammation from COVID, with swelling of the meninges. She couldn’t read, talk or concentrate. Susan said, “The oxygenation of HBOT helped drive healing into my cranium, reducing the swelling and getting me back on my feet. The team at Advanced Hyperbaric Recovery of Marin is professional, supportive and well-trained. This is a loving space for deep healing. Highly recommended!”
While Advanced Hyperbaric Recovery INC does not treat those currently testing positive for Covid-19, if an individual does end up with complicated symptoms after testing negative, HBOT is available.
If you are suffering from long haul Covid symptoms, please contact us at Advanced Hyperbaric Recovery INC, located in San Rafael, California at 415-785-8652. As a community we can fight Covid-19, and we are honored to do our part.