How can HBOT be used to cure Lyme Disease in Pets?

How can HBOT be used to cure Lyme Disease in Pets?

Lyme disease affects both animals and human beings. Transmitted by tick bites, the disease can be difficult to detect and can cause serious health problems.

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) involves breathing 100% oxygen under a higher atmospheric pressure, which leads to deeper oxygen diffusion in blood cells and plasma.

It is used for certain types of conditions. Some of these are radiation injuries, infections, burns, some skin graft, crush injuries, diabetes injuries among others, but today we are going to talk about how it can cure Lyme Disease and how it does it.

What is Lyme Disease?

Lyme disease (Lyme borreliosis) is a disease that affects both animals and human beings.

Transmitted by tick bites, the disease can be difficult to detect and can cause serious health problems and recurring. It is, therefore, preferable to prevent infections by taking appropriate measures to prevent tick bites and, for dogs, possibly vaccination against the disease. The bacterium that causes Lyme disease, a worm-shaped bacterium called Borrelia burgdorferi, is transported and transmitted primarily by the tiny black-legged tick known as the deer tick.

Deer ticks can bite people or animals during outdoor activities such as hiking or camping, or even when they spend time in their backyard.

How can HBOT be used to cure Lyme Disease in Pets?

HBOT dates back to 1600 and has been shown to be a beneficial alternative medical technique to combat bacterial infection and stimulate the release of growth factors and stem cells that promote natural healing.

In the research of hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) for the treatment of Lyme disease in humans and in animals, it has been shown in studies to Charles Pavia, Ph.D., and William P. Fife, Ph.D., that spirochetes exposed to a partial pressure increased of oxygen could not survive.

Since plasma is located in areas between cells, this increase in the amount of oxygen transported by plasma allows it to distribute oxygen at very high levels in muscle tissues and the body, and in areas where normal blood flow is damaged. This causes the destruction of Borrelia burgdorferi spirochetes accessible, which disrupts the reproductive cycle or force as spores (inactive).

During a series of treatments, HBOT therapy causes angiogenesis, the formation of new capillaries. This is important for the distribution of penicillins and cephalosporins from antibiotics through blood flow.

The new blood vessels allow antibiotics to reach poorly perfused tissues, and the combination of hyperbaric therapy and other antibiotics is greater than the effect of the two suns. Antibiotics can be more easily incorporated into the cell wall of bacteria in the presence of oxygen.

Treatment time and required amount of sessions are generally determined by the condition presented and the patient's response to therapy. Some patients will start treatment for up to 30 minutes, while others will remain on treatment for one hour or more.

References and Studies

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1726490114000422

https://www.petmd.com/dog/conditions/infectious-parasitic/c_dg_lyme_disease

https://www.animalemergency.net/hbotwhat-hyperbaric-oxygen-therapy-can-do-for-your-patients/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5980284/

https://sarasgarden.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/Lyme-Disease-HBOT.pdf

https://www.amymyersmd.com/2018/03/hyperbaric-therapy-autoimmune-disease/

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