Promising Benefits of HBOT for Long COVID Symptoms

What is long COVID?

Long COVID, also known as Post-Acute Sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 infection (PASC), is a condition where people who have recovered from COVID-19 experience persistent symptoms for weeks or even months after the initial illness. Long COVID affects nearly 20% of people who have otherwise recovered from the illness. Common symptoms of long COVID include fatigue, shortness of breath, chest pain, difficulty concentrating, memory problems, joint and muscle pain, headaches, and sleep disturbances. 

Since long COVID is a relatively new condition, medical professionals have limited treatments and options for treating its most common symptom, fatigue. The increasing number of people with long COVID has driven medical professionals to become more interested in finding the most effective treatments. Recently, studies have shown that hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) could help alleviate the symptoms of long COVID.

What Is HBOT?

Our Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) delivers concentrated oxygen to your cells by increasing atmospheric pressure, bypassing the normal oxygen delivery system. The increased pressure and concentration of oxygen can help to deliver more oxygen to the body’s tissues, promoting healing and improving certain medical conditions. It is important not to confuse our therapy with medical hyperbaric oxygen therapy, which involves significantly higher pressures and oxygen concentrations, and may have more potential for negative side effects.

HBOT and Long Covid – The Oxygen Connection

Although the cause of the lingering fatigue and feelings of brain fog after COVID is still unclear, scientific reports suggest that prolonged tissue hypoxia could be one possible explanation. In other words, tissue receives inadequate oxygen and cannot remain in homeostasis. 

Results of a clinical trial where researchers studied ten patients suffering from severe and persistent post-COVID-19 syndrome, revealed significant statistical and clinical improvements in fatigue and cognitive symptoms. The results align with the patients’ observations, many of whom said that the significant improvement they experienced after HBOT had changed their lives.

If you have been suffering from fatigue and brain fog due to long COVID, book an appointment to try HBOT today.

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