As the pandemic continues its deadly march, various sectors continue to be affected, and the nation’s veterans are among them. According to the Department of Veterans Affairs, the number of COVID cases among veterans exceeded 340,000 at the end of last September — and these are just the numbers from official VA-run hospitals, clinics, and medical centers.
Yet although vaccines are causing recovery rates to rise, more than half of COVID survivors feel the effects of the virus long after it leaves their bodies. Here, hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) can step in to help veterans regain full health. Here’s what we currently know about HBOT treatments for long COVID, in particular.Read more
In this short talk Dr. Harch reviews COVID-19 infection, the virus, the clinical course, deterioration of patients, laboratory findings, and the pathology in the lungs. He characterizes the lung injury as a wound in the lungs with primary problems of inflammation and low oxygen levels. He then shows how similar infection/wound diagnoses with inflammation and low oxygen levels have been successfully treated with hyperbaric oxygen.Read more