Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy – is it safe for IPF patients? Any benefit felt?
Hi there everybody out there – I’m writing from the UK – 62 years old and was diagnosed with IPF about 3 years ago. I was on Ovef/Nintedanib but it’s now being stopped as I’m getting worse and my LF has gone below the prescribing threshold . I’m now on oxygen cylinders … but still trying to work m office job (admittely mostly online from home) … and even occasionally play gigs with my band! But it’s a challenge … and they’ve just told me they think a transplant is too risky as I also have coronary artery disease (although I never knew, and it’s not that bad, no angina symptoms or anything like that) …. I’m hoping to try and challenge that, let’s see how I get on …
I have a number of things I wanted to ask the folks in our PF community – and the first thing is …..
Does anyone know about Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT)? Is it considered safe for PF/IPF patients? Has any doctor or professional warned you against it? If anyone out there does do it, have you experienced any benefits? Or problems?
I’ve read the news article about the little study where it showed promising results in PF-induced mice and in-vitro – but would love to hear about people’s actual experiences. Thank you and good wishes! 🙂
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