I explain to my patients that to get cockroaches out of the kitchen, I can either kill them with my shoe or turn on the light.
Interestingly it only takes a little bit of light for them to leave the room.
, not only due to the competing mechanisms of vasodilation and vasoconstriction, but also due to decreasing the inflammation that secondarily constricts blood vessel lumens in a closed spac.
Though it has been stated often on the internet boards that angioneogenesis does not occur unless pressures are 1.5 ATA or greater, the South American physician Dr.
Children with autism have difficulty handling viral infections, most likely due to immune dysfunction.
It has been postulated many times that children with autism have a chronic low grade viral gastroenteritis and viral encephalitits. I speculate that one of the primary reasons HBOT works so well for so many children whose abnormal stools improve once they start HBOT is because the chronic, low-grade, smoldering live viral load harbored in the intestinal mucosa (Wakefield/Krigsman hypothesis) does poorly when surrounded by higher oxygen concentrations.
Children with autism have been shown to have increased oxidative stress and less reduced (active) glutathione HBOT, especially when using pressures less than 2.0 atmospheres, can up-regulate these antioxidant enzymes and afford antioxidant protection against oxidative stress.
Mitochondria are the energy producing organelles of the body.