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Can HbOT for Endometriosis help to alleviate the condition?

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HbOT) could provide a viable option for treating a variety of medical conditions, including endometriosis.

The capacity of HbOT for endometriosis to lower inflammation and encourage healing could offer potential advantages as a therapeutic treatment.

HbOT involves patients breathing almost pure oxygen under higher than normal atmospheric pressure.

In this environment, blood can dissolve more oxygen, improving its ability to carry oxygen to tissues, thus fostering healing.

HbOT has been used for many years to treat a range of illnesses, such as burns, wounds, and carbon monoxide poisoning as it:

  • Decreases inflammation
  • Boosts the immune system
  • Increases oxygen levels to promote healing
  • Is safe and non-invasive

HbOT is drug and intervention free, and it can be used for treatment of many medical diseases, including infections and wound healing.

Please Note: Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy complements conventional treatments. We do not recommend it as a replacement. If you are unsure, please consult your doctor.

The benefits of HbOT for Endometriosis?

One in ten women of reproductive age suffer from the gynaecological condition of endometriosis.

It is characterised by endometrial tissue growing outside the uterus, which can result in:

  • Infertility
  • Persistent pelvic discomfort
  • And other symptoms

Although there are several endometriosis treatment options, not all women with the condition respond well.

According to research, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HbOT), may provide endometriosis patients with a potential alternative to conventional therapies.

The benefits of HbOT for endometriosis for patients

The capacity of HbOT to lower inflammation and encourage healing may be associated with the potential benefits for endometriosis patients.

Chronic pelvic inflammation, a feature of endometriosis, can aggravate discomfort, infertility, and other symptoms.

As a result of the body producing more anti-inflammatory cytokines and expressing less pro-inflammatory cytokines, HbOT for endometriosis has been shown to decrease inflammation.

HbOT can enhance tissue oxygenation and encourage the development of new blood vessels, enhancing tissue regeneration and repair.

Research into HbOT for endometriosis

Studies into the possible advantages of HbOT for endometriosis, whilst still at an early stage, are proving very promising.

The effects of HbOT on women with persistent pelvic pain due to endometriosis were investigated in a 2012 study, featured in the Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research.

33 people took part in the trial, receiving 20 HbOT sessions over the course of four weeks.

According to the findings, pain levels were reduced, and quality of life scores were significantly improved following the treatment period. In addition, researchers saw a considerable decline in pelvic inflammation which was indicated by blood levels of inflammatory markers.

An investigation on the effects of HbOT in women with endometriosis-related infertility was published in the Journal of Reproductive Medicine in 2010. In this study, 20 women underwent 40 HbOT for endometriosis over the course of two months.

The researchers discovered that fertility significantly improved with a 40% pregnancy rate among women who finished the trial.

Further evidence that HbOT could improve ovarian function came from the researchers’ observations of a substantial decrease in pelvic inflammation and an increase in the number of ovarian follicles.

Although overall, the prospective advantages of HbOT for endometriosis are encouraging, more studies are required to completely realise it’s potential as a remedy for this condition.

Why choose Oxify?

According to the findings of these studies, HbOT for endometriosis provides patients with a potential alternative and complementary treatment to more conventional, therapies.

At our centres in Leeds, Manchester, Retford, York and Newcastle/Gateshead we have treated clients for a wide range of conditions, including endometriosis.

Our highly specialised and professional team understand the challenging circumstances of endometriosis, so they will make sure you are comfortable in the chamber, talking you through the process.

If you would like to learn more about HbOT for endometriosis, contact us to learn more about the benefits. Alternatively, choose a location here to book a taster or a full session at an Oxify clinic near you by following the instructions on screen.