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Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in the News

Remarkable Recovery after Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) for Kid Who Suffered
Brain Damage

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Eder Carlson suffered devastating brain damage as a result of a fall into the swimming pool at just 23 months old. She can count herself as one of the lucky ones as she has recovered remarkably since she started her hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) sessions. She has been able to resume most of the cognitive functions that had been greatly affected: speech and movement. Also, she is walking for longer distances compared to when she started her treatment. Eder’s
state was critical since she was underwater for a couple of minutes and had to be resuscitated by paramedics to resume normalcy. After she was out of the hospital, she had to be monitored closely since once she fell asleep she would occasionally stop breathing. Also, she had to be fed and could barely talk or walk by herself. As soon as she hopped on to hyperbaric oxygen therapy, there was remarkable improvement. Her mood improved, she started mumbling and
coordination improved as well. She could now track with her eyes and react to what was happening around her. With time, what she uttered was quite clear and she was back in her active mode: crawling, stretching, maintaining a good sitting posture, and attempting to walk. The remarkable improvement was confirmed by an MRI scan which showed recovery in the damaged brain tissue that had been damaged. Also, the brain shrinkage from the injury had been reversed greatly. The family is quite hopeful that with time, she will get back to being fully functional. 

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for Post-traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injury among War Veterans

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has been working hand in hand with war veterans to help them handle post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) that results from war activities. Over time, most veterans dealing with persistent PTSD have tried out other forms of treatments but they have had minimal success. The VA therefore intervened and proposed that it would provide hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) to the veterans. There has been relative success as far as PTSD is concerned. The PTSD affecting combat veterans is a result of such phenomena as traumatic brain injury and concussions suffered on the battlefield. Increased tissue oxygenation has impacted positively on the state of the veterans. They have recorded having fewer headaches, anxiety, and nightmares. Also, they have dropped the psychotropic and pain drugs that most have been dependent on. Also, the physical and psychological wellness associated with HBOT has resulted in reduced cases of suicide among vets. Also, there have been lesser cases of usage of psychedelic drugs as well as stimulants such as marijuana and alcohol, among others.

Cristiano Ronaldo Installs a Hyperbaric Oxygen Chamber in His Cheshire Home


Known for being one of the best, fittest, and most in-form athletes of our time, there is no better athlete to learn from other than Cristiano Ronaldo. While playing at Manchester United, Cristiano Ronaldo purchased and installed the machine in his Cheshire home for convenience purposes whenever he desired to use it. Seamless recovery means he rarely misses any games and can maintain top shape and performance. At the time of purchasing the machine, he had scored 14 goals in 20 games, which is not a mean feat for a 36-year-old footballer. At this age, most footballers have either retired or are playing their worst football in the lowest leagues around the world.  Cristiano Ronaldo has been using hyperbaric oxygen chambers for a while now hence his top form over the years. He uses the HBOT apparatus to help with fast recovery which also aids in better performance on the football field. One of the most notable experiences from using the machine was the nasty knee injury he sustained in the Euro 2016 final. He had to come off the pitch and inspire the team to win from the side-lines. He was able to recover quite fast in readiness for club football. 

Jeremy Renner Journey to Full Recovery Since he Suffered a Grisly Snowplough Accident


Jeremy Renner is seemingly elated and enjoying his recovery process after posting a selfie while in a hyperbaric oxygen chamber. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is one of the treatments he took up on his journey to full recovery. The ‘Avengers’ movie star suffered a grisly snowplough accident at the beginning of 2023 which left him bedridden and requiring multiple surgeries. He crushed more than 30 bones after the 7-ton snowplough flipped and landed on him. He posted the picture on his Instagram where he captioned a couple of details on his hyperbaric oxygen therapy treatment. He wrote, “Hyperbaric chamber, 2 atmosphere pressure, high oxygen, 2x daily".  This implies that he has two sessions a day at 2 ATA. He is recovering quite well and was seen walking without a cane for the first time since the near-fatal accident occurred. He also shared another image with nasal ducts used in hyperbaric oxygen therapy. He captioned it, “Sending love from O2 chamber.”



Justin Bieber has bought a hyperbaric oxygen chamber for his home


Justin Bieber is a advocate of hyperbaric oxygen therapy and has bought one for his home that he sleeps in, it is unknown what he is trying to treat, it is suspected that he is using the chamber to treat his mental health which hyperbaric oxygen therapy has been used off label for.

Johnnie Irwins Incredible Journey of Treating Cancer Using Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT)

Jonnie Irwin, a renowned British TV presenter, has been on the receiving end of the harsh monster that is terminal lung cancer for a while now. The presenter who had stints at ‘A Place in the Sun’ and ‘BBC Escape to the Country’ recently purchased a hyperbaric oxygen chamber and shared the same news and images through his Instagram platform. He was quite elated with the acquisition which he is currently using for his condition and overall body health and wellness. He highlighted a couple of health benefits that he has reaped from its use. He also asked anyone interested in more information about the hyperbaric oxygen chamber to look it up on Google and learn more about it. He vouched for it and said that most people would be shocked at what it could do. He also stated that he always looks forward to his sessions which
are quite seamless with zero claustrophobia. He can also engage in other activities whilst still receiving the treatment which include watching Netflix like he was in the images he shared.
Jonnie Irwin was first diagnosed with cancer in 2020. Since then he has tried out various forms of treatment. Currently, he is trying out hyperbaric oxygen therapy and he is quite contented with the results. Jonnie, who is now 49 years old, visited a hospital after he discovered that his vision was cloudy while driving home. After numerous tests, he was diagnosed with lung cancer which was at its later stages. It had spread to the bran and he was given a few months to live. It’s been three years now.

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