Symptoms of long COVID:
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is now a method to help patients alleviate symptoms from Long Covid. According to the CDC, 2022, Nearly 1 in 5 American Adults Who Have Had COVID-19 Still Have “Long Covid”, 19% of Americans suffer from “long COVID,” or “long-haul covid” after contracting COVID-19. After contracting COVID-19, and getting negative results, people can experience lingering symptoms for weeks or even months. Long covid can come with complicated symptoms, depending on the individual. Symptoms can include tiredness/fatigue, malaise, fever, cough, or chest pain. Some neurological symptoms can include headaches, anxiety, brain fog, frustration, difficulty sleeping, and change in smell or taste. Some people experience diarrhea and stomach problems. Having COVID-19 can also affect different organs and include many body systems.
Dr. Chan from Advanced Hyperbaric Recovery Inc. has become a leader in successfully treating patients with lingering or long COVID symptoms, she states, “In my clinical experience, applying a whole-body systems approach is the key to the solution.” HBOT is a whole body and even a cellular approach. HBOT is now being used as a long term solution to complications from COVID-19 long haul symptoms.
HBOT reduces inflammation in the body and brain. It is also shown to increase energy, especially in those who suffer from chronic fatigue syndrome. Covid-19 impacts the mitochondria, the powerhouse of the cell, disrupting its ATP generation and functioning. As shown in this randomized, controlled study Zilberman-Itskovich, S., Catalogna, M., Sasson, E. et al. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy improves neurocognitive functions and symptoms of post-COVID condition: randomized controlled trial. Sci Rep 12, 11252 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-022-15565-0, found that “…HBOT can induce neuroplasticity and improve cognitive, psychiatric, fatigue, sleep and brain symptoms of patients suffering from post-COVID-19 conditions…HBOT also improved pain interference.”
The patient relaxes inside a hard hyperbaric oxygen chamber, and breathes 100% medical grade oxygen. Scientists are still uncertain what causes long COVID, but it is theorized that COVID-19 causes tissue hypoxia (low oxygen levels) for a long period of time. According to this study, Robbins T, Gonevski M, Clark C, Baitule S, Sharma K, Magar A, Patel K, Sankar S, Kyrou I, Ali A, Randeva HS. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy for the treatment of long COVID: early evaluation of a highly promising intervention. Clin Med (Lond). 2021 Nov;21(6):e629-e632. doi: 10.7861/clinmed.2021-0462. PMID: 34862223; PMCID: PMC8806311., “HBOT has a possible positive effect on the long COVID-related symptoms of fatigue and ‘brain fog.’ These results match with the clinical and qualitative observations of patients receiving the therapy, many of whom report their lives have been “transformed” for the better.
Susan B from San Francisco suffered from long COVID neuroinflammation. Susan wrote, “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!” Medical Grade HBOT at Advanced Hyperbaric Recovery was able to reduce her long COVID symptoms, and change her life for the better.
HBOT is available as a healing tool for those recovering from long COVID to improve quality of life. If you or a loved one is suffering from long COVID, we are conveniently located in San Rafael, serving the North Bay and beyond. For more information, please call us at 415-785-8652 and our highly trained staff can answer your questions on how you may be able to improve your quality of life with HBOT.
Here at Advanced Hyperbaric Recovery INC, your safety is our priority when you visit our facility. We are a by appointment clinic, and will remain 10 feet of distance between staff at all times. Everyone is health screened daily, and we are vigilant when it comes to hand washing and sanitizing equipment. Our front doors remain locked. Staff is well trained in current Covid-19 procedures. Our facility does not treat patients with Covid-19, for the safety of staff and other patients.
When a patient enters our facility, they will be required to wear a mask. The patient is required to take their temperature, and sanitize hands upon entering. While the patient is still in their car they will call in and a staff member will ask health screening questions to see if the patient has been in contact with anyone with Covid-19 or has symptoms themselves. Once in the building, the air ventilation system is equipped with virus killing air scrubbers and air ventilation. Items a patient may bring to our facility is limited at this time. At this point, one patient is admitted at a time. The hyperbaric chambers are cleaned before and after each patient.
Once you make an appointment with us, your HBOT experience will continue to be enjoyable and relaxing as we can make it during these times. HBOT is a wonderful way to heal post surgery and post radiation, so we are taking the right steps to ensure your safety. You will be given a white bag upon arrival to put in items such as your bag, clothing and shoes. Patients will be given 100% cotton scrubs to wear during their visit. When leaving, patients will apply hand sanitizer again.
These trying times are unheard of for most of us. Our health is a public concern, and here at Advanced Hyperbaric Recovery INC we want you to be able to make the right decision about HBOT and how it impacts your own health. That is why we are here, to provide a service that is little discussed as a viable healing option for many conditions that are listed on our website, at this section https://hyperbaricoxygentherapy.com/conditions/approved.
Taking care of our own health and family’s health is essential to preventing more outbreaks of Covid-19. Exercise, eat right, and drinking plenty of water are pivotal in maintaining good health. The medical community is realizing what the benefits of 100% medical grade hyperbaric chambers can do. These are exciting times for patients as HBOT is accepted by most insurance companies, as more and more doctors are recommending their patients receive HBOT after their conventional medicine therapies. Please call our facility, or contact us online to make a telemedicine video appointment with one of our knowledgeable staff members so we can discuss your HBOT treatment.