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Case Study

HBOT helps Labyrinthitis sufferer to get balance back

Irene Brooks, from Hoo near Rochester, experienced her first symptoms of Labyrinthitis in December 2015 and was told by her specialist that she’d “never get any better”.

Labyrinthitis is an inner ear infection that causes the labyrinth, a delicate structure deep inside the ear, to become inflamed. With a variety of symptoms ranging from dizziness and loss of hearing to nausea and changes in vision, Labyrinthitis can cause sufferers to have a significant decrease in quality of life.

For Irene, her symptoms were so severe that she went from being a very active person, attending a variety of aerobics classes and going on lots of long walks, to staggering around with the aid of a walking stick. She was also unable to drive for two months, which had a significant negative impact on her daily life.

Irene originally approached The Oxygen Clinic with a back problem which, after suffering from severe pain for most of her adult life, The Oxygen Clinic successfully treated with three sessions of Shockwave Therapy. Her husband also attended the clinic following an operation, and found HBOT incredibly helpful in speeding up his recovery. Irene spoke to The Oxygen Clinic about her Labyrinthitis to see whether HBOT could help to improve her condition.

On her treatment at The Oxygen Clinic, Irene said: “I had two sessions of HBOT. To be honest, I felt better after only one session and I was amazed by the immediate benefits of the therapy. I wish I had gone to The Oxygen Clinic when I was first taken ill, and if I’d have known how beneficial HBOT can be I definitely would have attended the clinic sooner.

“I am now living life to the full, doing all my exercise classes and going for long walks again which I’m really enjoying. I was feeling so unlike my usual self that it’s great to feel normal again.

Commenting on Irene’s treatment, The Oxygen Clinic said: “Boosting oxygen supply to the body’s tissues, HBOT has a number of benefits for a variety of conditions. The increased oxygen supply in Irene’s body would have helped to reduce the inflammation in her ear, immediately putting her on the path to recovery.

“We’re delighted that her time at The Oxygen Clinic was successful and the HBOT we offered her was so beneficial.”

 

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I had two sessions of HBOT. To be honest, I felt better after only one session and I was amazed by the immediate benefits of the therapy.

Irene Brooks

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