Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), a pandemic, where it is estimated 33.2 million people have lived with this disease worldwide. People suffering from Aids have low blood oxygenation levels, in addition to the immune system being damaged, this making them extremely susceptible to infection.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) increases the oxygen levels in the blood, fluid and tissues therefore has a multitude of benefits for patients suffering from HIV/AIDS. Patients suffering from debilitating fatigue demonstrated relief within one month of their treatments.
Patients that have been infected with HIV are encouraged to get HBOT as soon as they know they are infected. HBOT reduces the viremia (virus in the bloodstream) and decreases the damage done to small blood vessels that occurs as the initial infection spreads through the body.
More detailed information can be found in the studies listed below. More will be added as the world learns the benefits of HBOT.
**** Please note, the information below is for educational purposes only. We want to help you to make an educated decision about your health care. Please consult a physician before pursuing any kind of therapy.
A prescription is required for Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy.
- “Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for the Treatment of Debilitating Fatigue Associated with HIV/AIDS” by Reillo MR., Maryland Medical Center, Bethesda., July 1993, PubMed
- “HIV Antiviral Effects of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy” by Reillo MR, Altieri RJ, Lifeforce Hyperbaric Medical Clinic, Baltimore, MD, USA, Jan 1996, PubMed
- “HIV: Reactive Oxygen Species, Enveloped Viruses and Hyperbaric Oxygen”, by Baugh MA., BaroAntiviral, San Diego, California 92103, USA, Sept 2000, PubMed
- The effectiveness of intermittent hyperbaric oxygen in relieving drug-induced HIV-associated neuropathy.
Suggested Reading: AIDS Under Pressure: Hyperbaric Medicine in the Management of HIV Disease, by Michelle Reillo
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