HBOT For Crohns’s/ Colitis

Ulcerative colitis (ulcers/sores in your digestive tract) and Crohn’s disease are inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD)that tend to be hereditary and affect approximately 1 in 100 people, mostly adults between 20 and 40. In around 10% of cases, it is not possible for doctors to distinguish between ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease Ulcerative colitis affects the rectum and variable amounts of the rest of the colon (the large bowel or intestine). Crohn’s disease can affect any part of the digestive tract from the mouth to the anus. They usually flare-up with diarrhoea and abdominal pain, then settle down again, although it is possible to have a single attack of the condition. In severe cases perineal wounds are common as well as internal fistulas and fissures with risk of perforation (hole) within skin, bladder, vagina and other parts of bowel. Common denominator is regional inflammation, local low blood supply (ischemia) and low oxygenation usually complicated with bacterial infection. Their exact causes remain unknown. But following may lead to the condition: Immune system. It's possible that a virus or bacterium may trigger Crohn's disease. When your immune system tries to fight off the invading microorganism, an abnormal immune response causes the immune system to attack the cells in the digestive tract, too. Heredity. Crohn's is more common in people who have family members with the disease, so genes may play a role in making people more susceptible. However, most people with Crohn's disease don't have a family history of the disease.

Benefits of HBOT :

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy limits the amount of inflammation in the bowels, and lowers levels of C-reactive protein and tumor necrosis factor alpha, markers of inflammation in the body. Pain has been alleviated, the patient’s weight improved, and bowel movements returned almost to normal. The benefit of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis.

  • Increased oxygen delivery to all body tissues and reduced inflammation.
  • Better oxygenation of the area around the wounds and fistulas triggers healing response and wound closure.
  • Reduced pain and intake of pain medications.
  • Reduced mental and physical stress.
  • Improving restoration of bowel’s flora.
  • Improved elimination of toxins and washout of the metabolic products.
  • Eliminating bacteria and infection as well as increasing the effect of antibiotics.
  • Enhancing the effect of medication