Lyme Disease

The HBOT for Lyme Disease

This kind of oxygen therapy is a trusted treatment for a variety of health issues and concerns, like Lyme disease. This disease is a type of bacterial infection caused by Borrelia burgdorferi. Early signs of this disease include flu-like symptoms. As it progresses the symptoms may vary but can include muscle and joint pain, fatigue, swollen glands, fever, upset stomach, headaches, forgetfulness, sleep disorders, depression, light sensitivity, among several others. Lyme bacteria are debilitated in high oxygen environments. This means these organisms are highly affected by the environment HBOT creates.

In the past decade, this disease has spread across the nation and has increased in incidence ten-fold. Generally, if an aggressive antibiotic program is initiated in the early stage of the illness, successful treatment is achieved. Unfortunately, many of the infected either do not initially know they have the disease or do not adequately respond to the antibiotics and are essentially incapacitated by the illness. New and exciting research showing the efficacy of HBOT now offers hope to individuals crippled by chronic Lyme disease. The research demonstrating profound improvements in chronic Lyme disease patients treated with HBOT. These improvements include pain reduction, return of mental clarity, reduction of depression, and the ability to discontinue the antibiotics.