hyperbaric treatment

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ThePostmodernIrony
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   Posted 9/25/2008 3:00 PM (GMT -6)   
Does anyone know of any studies on hyperbaric treatment and U.C.?
UC diagnosed January 05

Past Meds: Azasan (Imuran) - piercing chest pains after six days so tried different brand aka Azathioprine - morning nausea /didn't really help after more than 6 months, dicyclomine (still flared), Remicade - 7 treatments (stopping because no dramatic changes), allergy shots (03-07), levbid
Current meds: Asacol 3 - 3x, Aciphex (acid reflux), prednisone 10 mg now tapering, multivitamin, caltrate 2x a day. probiotic (florasmart), astelin (nasal spray as needed for allergies), fosamax (bone density), canasa


quincy
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   Posted 9/26/2008 11:59 AM (GMT -6)   
No..what's it supposed to do?
*Heather* Status..Asacol 6 (3 twice daily); enemas every 4th night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~vitamins/minerals/supplements 
~Probiotic 4(Natural Factors Protec) bedtime + Primadophilus Reuteri Pearls occasionally
~multi-digestive enzymes as needed
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux);  Effexor XR 75mg(depression);  Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS"  worth it !!!
 


ThePostmodernIrony
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   Posted 9/26/2008 1:23 PM (GMT -6)   
it heals wounds, i tried looking up on the internet for studies related to UC and didn't find anything unless i payed subscription fees - i saw some study with mention of crohn's too.
UC diagnosed January 05

Past Meds: Azasan (Imuran) - piercing chest pains after six days so tried different brand aka Azathioprine - morning nausea /didn't really help after more than 6 months, dicyclomine (still flared), Remicade - 7 treatments (stopping because no dramatic changes), allergy shots (03-07), levbid, canasa
Current meds: Asacol 2 - 3x, Aciphex (acid reflux), prednisone 35 mg now tapering, multivitamin, caltrate 2x a day. probiotic (florasmart), astelin (nasal spray as needed for allergies), fosamax (bone density)


Sara14
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   Posted 9/26/2008 10:04 PM (GMT -6)   
I found an abstract that says it was successfully used to induce remission in UC (you have to pay for full text, I think): http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11588553

Another says the treatment improved the efficiency of 5-ASA meds when both were given to rats with IBD: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16614956?ordinalpos=1&itool=EntrezSystem2.PEntrez.Pubmed.Pubmed_ResultsPanel.Pubmed_DefaultReportPanel.Pubmed_RVDocSum

Full text to another study: http://www.biomed.cas.cz/physiolres/pdf/53/53_493.pdf
Diagnosed with UC March 2007; Asacol 4 tablets 3x/day; Rowasa nightly; Canasa weekly; Viactiv; Metamucil wafers; multivitamin


ucwarrior
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   Posted 9/27/2008 3:06 AM (GMT -6)   
Inflammation of the intestines, as in the case of chronic illnesses, causes a disruption of blood circulation in the gut wall mucosa. This in turn creates a lack of oxygen to the inflammed tissues. Hyperbaric oxygen treatment would make sense to treat such illness but subject had to be free of hormone therapy and in early stages of disease. Alot of these studies were for crohn lesions and performed in the late 80's. It resurfaced in the late 90's.
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