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HBOT for lingering COVID-19 symptoms: A method of healing

Medical Conditions and HBOT | Published: April 28th 2021, 03:22PM

Learn how HBOT can help COVID-19 long haulers reduce symptoms and heal quickly

 

In the U.S. alone, the current number of COVID-19 cases has reached over 33.2 million as the country with the highest number of confirmed cases worldwide. [1]

As more COVID-19 patients recover each day, a new complication of the virus has been discovered: lingering COVID-19 symptoms. These symptoms are felt by people—even those with mild cases of the virus—who have officially recovered from COVID-19, but continue to experience symptoms long afterwards. 

The affected people are being referred to as “long haulers” and the condition has been called long COVID, post-COVID-19 syndrome, and post-acute COVID-19 syndrome amongst other terms. 

While research is still being conducted on why this occurs and how to treat these symptoms, patients who are struggling with lingering COVID-19 symptoms are actively seeking methods to resolve their complications in order to get back to their daily lives. 

 

What are lingering COVID-19 symptoms?

Lingering COVID-19 symptoms can last weeks or months after a patient is deemed negative with COVID-19 and can happen to anyone who had the virus even if they had no symptoms while infected.

“The most frustrating part for these patients is no one knows exactly why this is happening and why it can happen to patients who had anywhere from severe to mild cases of the illness,” shares Erika Jordan, hyperbaric director and founder of Hyperbaric Healing Treatment Center.

“I believe these lingering symptoms are due to the oxygen saturations dropping so low for multiple days while fighting the illness. The body is in such a hypoxic state from not getting enough oxygen that it is doing its best to fight the virus and the symptoms that, in most, do not present until after the illness. From there, it is causing a domino effect of symptoms that can vary from person to person,” continues Jordan.

People with this complication have reported experiencing one or many of the following symptoms:  

  • Tiredness or fatigue
  • Brain fog 
  • Headache
  • Loss of smell or taste
  • Dizziness while standing
  • Heart palpitations 
  • Chest pain
  • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
  • Cough
  • Joint or muscle pain
  • Depression or anxiety
  • Fever
  • Symptoms that get worse after physical or mental activities. [2]

 

What are the treatment options for lingering COVID-19 symptoms?

Although treatment options are being explored every day, many patients with lingering COVID-19 symptoms are having to wait until their symptoms get better with time.

Due to the disease being so new, there are no direct paths for treatment, but many healthcare professionals are finding ways to support their patients. 

 

How can hyperbaric oxygen therapy help with lingering COVID-19 symptoms? 

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is currently being used and studied as an effective form of treatment for lingering COVID-19 symptoms due to its ability to reverse hypoxia, reduce neuro-inflammation, and improve tissue oxygenation amongst other benefits. [3]

Studies and clinical trials are currently being conducted around the world to study the healing powers of HBOT for lingering COVID-19 symptoms with highly regarded medical professionals both nearby in Florida and across the globe in places like Israel. As more research is conducted and evaluated, we look forward to updating you on the findings.  

 

How we can help

At Hyperbaric Healing Treatment Center, we are treating more and more patients with lingering COVID-19 symptoms each day. “With our protocol, most of our patients are dramatically reducing to even eliminating their symptoms within five treatments,” shares Jordan. 

We have successfully treated patients with a wide variety of symptoms including: 

  • Brain fog
  • Extreme fatigue
  • Dizziness
  • Headaches
  • Weakness
  • Wounds from blood clots while on ventilator
  • Cardiac conditions
  • Tremors
  • Persistent cough, and
  • Loss of taste.

 

We’d like to share the success stories of a few of our patients who used HBOT for lingering COVID-19 symptoms: 

 

Patient 1:

A 48-year-old male who was diagnosed with COVID-19 and hospitalized for 14 days visited us for treatment of lingering COVID-19 symptoms. During his hospital stay, he was not ventilator dependent and was discharged on supplemental O2. Prior to contracting the virus, he was very fit and healthy, but post-COVID-19 he experienced extreme fatigue, brain fog, and very low energy levels. His oxygen saturations ranged from 90-93%.

He underwent 5 HBOT treatments for 3 weeks and experienced increased oxygen saturation and became no longer dependent on O2 after his final treatment. Upon discharge, he was able to return to work as well as his normal daily activities. The following weekend, he stated that he was able to play a full 18 holes of golf and was very pleased with his recovery.

Patient 2:

A 38-year-old female visited HHTC two months post-COVID-19 and complained of random twitches, dizzy spells, and depression.

She completed a total of 10 treatments once a week for 10 weeks. On her ninth treatment, tremors were completely gone, she no longer felt nauseous or dizzy, and her depression had improved. 

Patient 3: 

A 50-year-old female was diagnosed with COVID-19 in early January and was confirmed negative a few days later. Although she was in great health prior to contracting the virus, she eventually developed tremors, extreme dizziness, weakness, loss of taste, and severe headaches.

The patient’s son was a doctor who recommended she visit HHTC for treatment. Her son had to bring her to treatments because she was unable to drive. Upon arrival, her tremors were so intense that she could barely drink from her water bottle. 

By her third treatment, she was able to drive herself with no complications and tremors had reduced by at least 50%. Upon discharge, her symptoms were resolved and she was pleased with her results. 

 

Want to learn more about hyperbaric oxygen therapy for lingering COVID-19 symptoms?

Our trained, caring team hyperbaric specialists are ready to answer any questions you may have! We welcome you to contact us today.

 

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Sources:

1: Statista | Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the U.S. – Statistics & Facts

2: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention | COVID-19 Long-Term Effects

3: ClinicalTrials.gov | Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for Post-COVID-19 Syndrome (HBOTpCOVID)

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