Multiple Chemical Sensitivity Health Treatment Part 2




Multiple Chemical Sensitivity Treatment

Public Health Issues in Medical Evaluation and Care of MCS Patients

Many physicians are uncertain how to approach the evaluation and care of persons who have multiple symptoms that attribute to low-level chemical exposure. Although medical approaches and therapies differ considerably because of differing beliefs about MCS by physicians, all individuals who report suffering from chemical sensitivities should receive a competent, complete medical evaluation and compassionate, understanding care. The goal of this care should be to promote health without causing additional harm. Individuals should not be subjected to ineffective, costly, or potentially dangerous treatments. Appropriate care for well-characterized medical and psychological illnesses should not be withheld or delayed. The ramifications of recommending functional changes in workplace or home settings should be carefully considered.

Medical Evaluation

The identification of MCS is based largely on the patient’s description of the symptoms and the relationship of these symptoms to environmental exposures. The evaluation of an individual for MCS should, therefore, begin a complete and detailed history, including a comprehensive exposure history. The ATSDR/NIOSH Case Study in Environmental Medicine—Taking An Exposure History (ATSDR, 1992) is a useful guide for physicians unfamiliar with taking an environmental exposure history.

Burundi, Bujumbura
Yonkers, New York
Cory R. New Jersey
Ethiopia, Addis Ababa
Burkina Faso, Ouagadougou
Holland, Amsterdam
Yonkers, New York
Guatemala, Guatemala City
Palestinian State
High Point, North Carolina

Hyperbaric Oxygen Chamber Therapy Part 2





What do Hyperbaric Chambers and Therapies involve?HBOT can be done in single-person chambers or chambers that can hold more than a dozen people at a time. A single-person chamber, or monoplace, consists of a clear plastic tube about seven feet long. The patient lies on a padded table that slides into the tube. The chamber is gradually pressurized with pure oxygen.
Patients are asked to relax and breathe normally during treatment. Chamber pressures typically rise to 2.5 times the normal atmospheric pressure. Patients may experience ear popping or mild discomfort, which usually disappears if the pressure is lowered a bit. At the end of the session, which can last from thirty minutes to two hours, technicians slowly depressurize the chamber.

After an HBOT session, patients often feel lightheaded and tired. Monoplace chambers cost less to operate than multiplace chambers and are relatively portable. Most health insurance policies cover medically approved uses of HBOT. Recently, Medicare and Medicaid have begun to cover them as well.

Montgomery, Alabama
Springfield, Massachusetts
Maldives, Male
Ecuador, Quito
Sri Lanka, Colombo
Orange, Australia
Charters Towers, Queensland
Sale, Victoria
Stirling, Victoria
Al Hulaylah, United Arab Emirates, Al Hulaylah, UAE

Hyperbaric Oxygen Chambers

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Chamber

Portable Hyperbaric Oxygen Chambers

Cerebral Palsy Therapy Hyperbaric Chambers