[abstract] INFLUENCES OF HYPERBARIC OXYGEN ON BLOOD PRESSURE, HEART RATE AND BLOOD GLUCOSE LEVEL IN PATIENTS WITH DIABETES MELLITUS AND HYPERTENSION

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[abstract] INFLUENCES OF HYPERBARIC OXYGEN ON BLOOD PRESSURE, HEART RATE AND BLOOD GLUCOSE LEVEL IN PATIENTS WITH DIABETES MELLITUS AND HYPERTENSION

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Title: [abstract] INFLUENCES OF HYPERBARIC OXYGEN ON BLOOD PRESSURE, HEART RATE AND BLOOD GLUCOSE LEVEL IN PATIENTS WITH DIABETES MELLITUS AND HYPERTENSION
Author: Al-Waili, NS; Butler, GJ; Beale, J; Abdullah, M; Finkelstein, M; Merrow, M; Rivera, R; Lee, B
Abstract: BACKGROUND: We investigated influences of HBO2 (Hyperbaric oxygen) on SBP (Systolic blood pressure), DBP (Diastolic blood pressure), HR (Heart rate) and BGL (Blood glucose level) MATERIALS AND METHODS: Forty-one patients with HTN (Hypertension), DM (diabetes mellitus), HTN and DM and or no HTN or DM underwent HBO2 sessions (15-40 sessions for each patient). SBP, DBP, HR and BGL (for diabetics) were recorded before and after each sessioRESULTS: HBO2 caused significant elevation in SBP (11percent) and DBP (12percent), and lowering in HR (18percent) (pless than0.001). Patients with DM and HTN showed higher elevation in SBP and DBP. HBO2 lowered BGL by 23percent (Pless than0.001). BGL dropped to less than 100 mg/dl in 31/60 sessions (52percent) when basal BGL ranged 120-170 mg/dl. BGL was less than 70 mg/dl in 8 /34 sessions when basal BGL was less than 120 mg/dl. There was possibility of getting low BGL when BGL was less than 170 mg/dl and great reduction in BGL was occurred when basal BGL was less than 120 mg/dl. When basal SBP was greater than 140 mmHg HBO2 caused a profound elevation in SBP and DBP. Critical elevation was obtained when SBP was greater than 160 mmHg. The use of beta blockers caused great elevation of blood pressure and reduction in HCONCLUSIONS: HBO2 causes elevation of blood pressure and lowering of HR and BGL, which were augmented by HTN, DM, and beta blockers. It is highly recommended to feed diabetic patients when their BGL was less than 120 mg/dl with use of oral antidiabetics and less than 170 mg/dl with use of insulin, and also to avoid using beta blocker for HTN.
Description: Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society, Inc. (http://www.uhms.org )
URI: http://archive.rubicon-foundation.org/3644
Date: 2006

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