Sanitary vanguard on the Costa del Sol

The Costa del Sol records an important advance in technological and medical vanguard applied to health with the Hyperbaric Medical Center of Estepona.

This medical center, which opened its doors in July 2014 as a result of the personal concern of a couple who has experienced the beneficial effects of Hyperbaric Oxygenation (OHB), has become a center of reference in the province of Malaga and Andalusia. the treatment and cure of diseases with Hyperbaric Oxygenation.

Hyperbaric Oxygen = Quality of life
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is a medical specialty that consists in introducing the patient into a hyperbaric chamber where he undergoes a higher pressure than the atmospheric one, to breathe 100% pure oxygen. Under these conditions, oxygen becomes a medicine and initiates a therapeutic activity in the human organism, causing effects such as:

– Reduction of inflammation and edema.

– Improvement of sequelae for radiotherapy treatments.

– Accelerates recovery in neurological damage.

– It stimulates collagen production.

– It favors the healing in difficult wounds and diabetic foot avoiding amputation.

– Accelerates recovery in fractures.

– Promotes the elimination of stress and chronic fatigue.

In short, the oxygen circulating through the blood at a higher concentration causes the body to improve at a general level.

This type of treatment is especially indicated for the healing of wounds in general and those of difficult healing, such as diabetic foot or certain ulcers in limbs. However, it is also successfully applied in post-operative recovery, support for plastic and reconstructive surgery, anti-aging, cerebrovascular accidents, burns, autism, stress, fatigue and fatigue, helping to improve the quality of life in general. Patients with fibromyalgia are obtaining very satisfactory results and it is also applied to the improvement of the effectiveness of oncological therapies and to improve or avoid sequels in patients with chemotherapy or radiotherapy treatments.

Special mention is made of the advantages of undergoing treatments with Hyperbaric Oxygenation for athletes, since it favors the prevention and healing of injuries and contributes to improving physical performance.

The Hyperbaric Medical Center of Estepona is endorsed by a prestigious medical team and nurses trained to perform these treatments. Likewise, the Hyperbaric Chambers of the Hyperbaric Medical Center of Estepona are of the American brand Perry, of the latest technology, and are made of totally transparent material, have direct communication with the health assistants and meet the maximum technical and health guarantee conditions required, in addition to the greater exclusivity of the market to be single-seater. This fact also allows greater time flexibility for patients.

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Hyperbaric Medical Center of Estepona HMCE

Avda. De España 242 Estepona 29680

Tel. 952806796- comunicació

International Day of Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue

What is fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia is the great invisible disease. And it is invisible because what you do not want to see, usually is not seen, and fibromyalgia is the typical pathology that bothers everyone: family members and the health personnel who sometimes ridicule the insistence of the sick in their demand for assistance, without finding never better. Patients who have this disease suffer a real ordeal until they are taken into account, given that their insistence on the consultations of GPs, with varied symptoms, which generates a great physical suffering, which is not understood by their In the immediate environment and by the medical professionals themselves, it triggers an intense psychic suffering with anxiety and depression.

There are no definitive treatments for their healing, using medication and physiotherapy that only temporarily relieve the symptoms.

Hyperbaric oxygen treatment protocols are being carried out recently, with excellent results; This circumstance that we have already seen in our hyperbaric medicine center, which undoubtedly opens a hope that forces us to continue advancing in its study.

Abnormal respiratory function in immune cells of Autism

Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are a heterogeneous group of defined behavioral neurodevelopmental disorders that are characterized by disturbances in communication and social interactions, along with restrictive and repetitive behaviors.

There is a growing recognition that cellular base abnormalities are associated with ASD including immune and redox dysregulation, oxidative stress and alterations in energy generation. How these systemic anomalies interact with each other and with environmental factors and how these factors interact to alter behavior remains unclear.

Physiological disorders associated with autism
Abnormalities in mitochondrial function are one of the most prevalent metabolic alterations that affect children with ASD. Our research has focused on the etiology of mitochondrial dysfunction in ASD and how mitochondrial abnormalities might interact with other physiological disorders associated with autism, such as oxidative stress. Our findings indicate that there may be an extended spectrum of bioenergetic capacity in individuals with ASD so that their mitochondria can generate energy adequately, but may be more susceptible to oxidative microenvironments, resulting in greater susceptibility to the disease.

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Hyperbaric oxygen as preventive medicine

Oxygen is the food of our cells. Oxygen ensures brain activity, the functioning of the nervous system, glands, muscles and organs.

Hyperbaric oxygen generates immediate general well-being
Widely demonstrated in a multitude of medical and health articles and publications, lack of oxygen primarily affects the brain, since brain cells die without oxygen in the worst case, but low oxygen saturation causes mental problems, confusion and loss of long-term memory.

At a general level, having a low oxygen saturation causes shortness of breath, fatigue and can even cause lung problems.

Having little oxygen in our blood is an immediate cause of lack of energy. Fatigue and tiredness, lethargy and muscle weakness are some of the immediate effects.

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy
If this happens because of low oxygen, can you imagine for a moment what will happen to your body if you give it an extraordinary dose of oxygen? Well, this is what hyperbaric oxygen therapy does.

Hyperbaric oxygen generates an immediate general well-being, increases the blood supply to all your organs with new and pure food-oxygen, stimulates your immune system to make it stronger and better able to fight against diseases, stimulates the production of collagen and many other effects beneficial for the organism at a general level.

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Cerebral Palsy and Autism

One of the less known indications of Hyperbaric Medicine is its application in children with cerebral palsy.

This is a general term that describes a series of neurological disorders that present children who have suffered fetal distress in childbirth, as a result of which your brain remains a time with oxygen deficit that will be responsible for this disease. It is what is called anoxic-ischemic encephalopathy.
The manifestations presented by these children are diverse and of different intensity, depending on the affected brain area, ranging from problems of hearing or vision, motor and postural alterations and cognitive and thinking deficits, generally associated with a maturational delay.

The classic treatment of these children has included physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy and medication of different nature.

Hyperbaric oxygen is an excellent therapeutic measure. It has been shown that the damaged areas of these children are in a state of metabolic gloom, that is, their neurons are inactive but alive, it is a potentially recoverable tissue.

In the same way we work in children with autism, which is a group of clinical situations in which these children limit their mental activity, making it difficult for them to socially interrelate, in addition to presenting a delay in the development of their cognitive functions. The treatment of these children with OHB has shown a considerable improvement in them, which is verified every day by their parents and social environment.

Since the beginning of our care activity, our team, very sensitive to these patients and their families, has specialized in neurological hyperbaric oxygen therapy. At this moment we are a reference center in the treatment of these pathologies with OHB. We are currently dealing with a considerable number of children from different European countries who come to our center. In fact being exclusive in this therapy makes us have an important demand, so we must study each case before citing them in consultation, for which the family sends us the clinical history, from which our medical service studies the particular case and maintains contacts via mail with the family before deciding the suitability of the treatment in that particular patient. Once it is estimated that the child can be treated by us, he or she is called in for consultation and, if necessary, the treatment is scheduled.