This explanation is in keeping with the clinical results I see.In my clinic improved bowel function is in the top 20 most commonly seen benefits.C-reactive protein and high levels of cytokines have been shown to decrease with HBOT.
The literature states that in order to kill viruses 100% oxygen at 2.7 ATA or above is required.
However, there is no reason to believe that even mildly increased oxygen tensions may inhibit viral activity and/or make the host less hospitable to chronic viral inhabitation.
, 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.
Because inflammation is accompanied by swelling, tissue expansion or compression will occur.
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