As we age our bodies naturally loose bone density, for most people this is not an issue; however an unhealthy diet, poor lifestyle choices, and certain diseases can reduce bone density to dangerous levels. As medicine advances there have been studies that show that oxygen plays a very important role in the regeneration of bone mass, these benefits are enhanced through hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) and can lead to a quicker recovery.
They call Carbon Monoxide (CO) a silent killer because you often do not even know that it is hurting you until it is too late. To protect us from this ‘silent killer’ we have all know to install a CO detector, but what happens if this fails? What needs to happen to prevent serious damage being done to you or someone you love? Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is a key weapon in the physicians quiver to fighting CO poisoning.
Think of the worst pain you have ever experienced. Got it in mind? Now imagine that the pain never goes away. Doctors try to help, but the best they can do is reduce the pain temporarily. The pain persists, and soon you start losing sleep, you stop eating, and before you know it, your overall health begins to diminish. You do not know what to do. This is an experience, that sadly, is a reality for many people. While the pain can be caused by many different things, all can agree that they would rather live without it. Thankfully there is hope for those who suffer from chronic pain.
The healing benefits of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) have been known for some time, recent research is giving hope to suffers of IBD. This is exceedingly good news for the Center for Disease Control’s estimated 1.4 million Americans living with IBD today.
IBD or Inflammatory Bowl Disease is a condition that encompasses conditions such as Crohn’s disease and Ulcerative Colitis. Both of these conditions affect the digestive tract causing chronic pain which is treated with various medications but in many cases surgery is necessary at some point.
We all have days that are less than perfect. Heavy traffic, misplaced keys, lost wallets, the list is endless. Yet imagine having a headache so strong you cannot bear the idea of even opening your eyes, so severe you cannot even take care of yourself. For many people this nightmare is a reality.
Headaches which induce pain of sever intensity are normally called migraines. These manifest themselves for various reasons, some of them explicable, others not. What can be agreed on, however, is that various forms of treatment work better for some than others. To better understand the treatment, it is necessary to firts examine the problem.
It starts with a dull throb behind your eyes and before you know it you cannot even bare to get out of bed because of the excruciating pain. This is an all to often experience for individuals who suffer from chronic Migraines.
This debilitating condition is more than just an inconvenience, it can in worst cases lead to job loss from absence and add stress to your relationships. Many sufferers have tried numerous solutions to their condition; Botox, pain killers, diet adjustment, and acupuncture, but to no avail.
An increase in a certain kind of mouse is fueling a breeding boom for Lyme-carrying ticks in the United States and raising the danger that outdoor enthusiasts could contract the disease.
Why the sudden increase in tick larvae populations? It's all about food. In the Northeastern United States acorn trees grow abundantly and serve as the primary food-source of the white-footed mouse. This particular rodent is attractive to ticks because unlike raccoons, birds, possums and other food-sources, the white-footed mouse can't groom itself very well and the ticks enjoy an all-you-can-eat rodent buffet.
Nate Geller was 10 when he suffered a concussion playing lacrosse with other youths on a field in Seattle.
“Nate went down, he got dizzy, stood up. He got dizzy and fell down again,” Nate's mom Eileen Geller told Dennis Woltering of Eyewitness News in Harvey, La. It wasn't until after the game that Eileen realized something might be seriously wrong with her son. When Nate awoke the next day he had a severe headache, couldn't walk and he couldn't focus his eyes on anything for more than a few seconds. It was clear to Eileen that Nate's brain wasn't working like it should.
After a trip to the pediatrician, the Gellers learned Nate was suffering from a concussion, an injury causing widespread concern of late as parents and physicians are discovering the potential long-term side-effects of what was once thought to be just a minor injury.
We're entering the last week of Autism Awareness Month so it's a great time to celebrate a truly amazing young woman.
Carly Fleichmann is a writer, journalist and self-designated advocate for children with autism and their families. Her website CarlysVoice.com is chock-full of valuable advice for parents, encouragement for kids with ASD and even a guide to iPad apps and computer software to help autistics with learning and communication. Carly has interviewed celebrities, had her story featured on multiple TV talk shows and as if that wasn't enough for a high-school girl, she and her father wrote a book Carly's Voice: Breaking through autism, a first-hand account of living with autism.
As March draws to a close (and MS Awareness Month with it), we look forward to April hoping for more of that lovely Northwest sunshine, spring flowers (and showers) and this year’s Parkinson’s Awareness Month.
This is a time at Washington Hyperbaric Therapy Center when we turn our hearts and minds to our friends living with Parkinson’s. We support the Parkinson’s community by helping educate the public about the disease and keeping an eye toward the horizon for new medical advances to treat and cope with PD.