Category: Ulcerative colitis

Published results from a small scale, research study involving hospitalized patients suffering with ulcerative colitis (UC) recently revealed those who were exposed to hyperbaric oxygen therapy, in conjunction with traditional steroid treatment, recovered from the flare, while those patients not receiving concomitant HBOT did not recover.  To read more, go to:  Hyperbaric oxygen therapy benefits hospitalized UC […]

I sustained a deep puncture would in my lower leg when I accidentally backed into a sharp metal object. By the next day, the puncture was severely infected. I sought the help of my family doctor who put me on a combination of antibiotics.

After a month my leg was still swollen and the wound had become larger and refused to heal. As an artist, I was having difficulty standing at my easel to paint because of the pain and burning I was experiencing in my leg. My doctor suspected that my infection was being caused by highly antibiotic resistant bacteria called MRSA (Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus).

A friend suggested that I try Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) along with the antibiotics I was still taking. After only a few treatments, the remaining infection cleared, the wound healed and the swelling from the inflammation went away. My only regret is that I wasn’t aware of the benefits of HBOT earlier in my ordeal.

Cheryl E.