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Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy For Chronic Lyme Disease

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) has been utilized more and more in the last decade to deal with Lyme disease. Monumental research by the Texas A&M University has shown dramatic improvements in the general state of patients with Lyme disease when treated with hyperbaric oxygen therapy. Hyperbaric has been demonstrated to:

  • Decrease pain
  • Regulate the immune system
  • Increase energy
  • Relieve sleep disorder
  • Decrease cognitive impairment 

Here we look at the latest studies done on Lyme disease with hyperbaric oxygen therapy.

What Is Lyme Disease?

Lyme disease is a disease spread through tick bites and is one of the most common airborne diseases in the US. According to the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, roughly 30,000 cases are reported annually.

Lyme disease is caused by the bacterium, Borrelia burgdorferi, which is transmitted to people by infected deer ticks. While short term victims of Lyme disease report symptoms such as bull -eye rash, fever, flu-like symptoms, migraines, fatigue, joint and muscle pains, a high number of cases are misdiagnosed and immediately grow into a more severe illness called late disseminated Lyme.

Early treatment with antibiotics can cure Lyme disease outright; however, delaying treatment can create long-term complications. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is great in this situation, as it has been shown to help treat Lyme disease. 

"Eighty-four percent of patients in the study showed significant improvement or elimination of symptoms... "

Case Study: HBOT and Lyme Disease Clinical Trial by Texas A&M

In a clinical trial performed by Dr. William Fife of Texas A&M University, 91 patients diagnosed with Lyme disease were treated with hyperbaric oxygen therapy treatment. The 91 patients completed 1,995 hyperbaric oxygen treatments in total. All patients were given 100% pure oxygen for 60 minutes, for a variety of sessions, up to 3 months in duration.

Each patient was evaluated by a questionnaire, sourced from a standard Lyme disease questionnaire by Lyme specialists. Eighty-four percent of patients in the study showed significant improvement or elimination of symptoms.

While HBOT is effective in treating Lyme disease, all except one of the patients developed severe Jarisch-Herxheimer reaction, usually starting within the first five days of treatment. In most cases, the Jarisch-Herxheimer response lasted throughout the duration of hyperbaric oxygen treatments. Most subjects started to show significant improvements after HBOT treatments were finished.

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