Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for Crohn’s disease

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for Crohn’s disease in Morris County, NJ, is now easily accessible. Crohn’s disease, an inflammatory gastrointestinal illness that typically affects the small bowel, causes debilitating symptoms such as abdominal pain, diarrhea, and malabsorption.

If the response to medical therapy is insufficient, a colon resection may be required; however, because the cause of the illness is unknown, treatment is symptomatic.

Hyperbaric oxygen treatment has shown promise in reducing inflammation associated with acute Crohn’s disease exacerbations, resulting in symptom relief and improved quality of life. We present two cases of children who received hyperbaric oxygen therapy for Crohn’s disease flares.

Despite extensive medical treatment, each person’s symptoms persisted. Both patients’ symptoms were improved enough that they were able to reduce their prescription dosages after receiving hyperbaric oxygen treatment.

Although the mechanisms by which hyperbaric oxygen works are not well understood, it appears to be a safe adjuvant in the treatment of refractory Crohn’s disease exacerbations.