Most patients with COVID-19 overcome the virus within several days but around 17% of patients continue to have problematic symptoms up to 3 months after the onset of COVID-19 — even after tests no longer detect the virus in their body. This is known as long COVID.
The major complications known as after covid syndrome include:
- Difficulty breathing
- Joint pain
- Chest pain
- Brain fog, including an inability to concentrate and impaired memory
- Loss of taste and/or smell
- Sleep issues
- Gut issues
Due to the ischemic nature (lack of tissue oxygen) of COVID-19, HBOT supplements the amount of oxygen dissolved by the body's tissues following infection and is quickly proving to be a useful method complementary to long COVID treatment.
Introducing hyperbaric oxygen therapy to rehabilitation is a very effective method of fighting troublesome ailments after COVID -19. Through sessions in a hyperbaric chamber, the effects of hypoxia are minimized. Inflammation is reduced, tissues of damaged organs are rebuilt, and the overall efficiency of the body is improved. The high concentration of oxygen accelerates the reconstruction of the whole organism.
the increased pressure in the chamber, the blood and plasma are better saturated with oxygen, which more easily enters the lung cells, helping to reverse hypoxia. Pure oxygen at a pressure 3 times higher than the atmospheric pressure causes slow expansion of the lungs damaged by the disease. Their volume increases, and with time their efficiency. The breathing becomes deeper and the body's exercise capacity increases. Oxygen therapy treatments also strengthen the heart, regulate its rhythm and lower blood pressure. Thus, oxygen therapy in post covid rehabilitation reduces the effects of the disease in the cardiovascular system.
Leanne Lawrence’s testimony, of overcoming chronic fatigue with Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment is one of the most widely reported testimonies of HBO treatment, documented by the BBC. She says, “My life changed within two weeks”. Over the past year there have been several people sharing the healing HBO treatment has brought to them after experiencing lingering symptoms of the Covid-19 virus.
See BBC link here for reference