María José Campanario palia los terribles dolores que le provocan la fibromialgia que sufre gracias a una cámara hiperbárica.
The wife of the famous right-handed man, Jesulín de Ubrique, has long suffered from the painful effects of fibromyalgia, which have even led to two hospital admissions this past Christmas. Fortunately, it seems that María José Campanario has found an ally in the hyperbaric chamber that helps her, along with her basic treatment, to manage this disease much better.
What is Fibromyalgia
As many may not know what this disease is, we will take this opportunity to briefly explain what it is and its symptoms.
Fibromyalgia is a disorder that affects the skeletal muscle in a generalized way, framed within the rheumatic diseases, and that, in addition, is accompanied by problems such as
- Mood imbalances, which can lead to anxiety or even depression
- Memory loss.
- Sleeping problems
- Irritable bowel syndrome
Many of these problems are in turn symptoms of this disease, along with others like the fact that there are specific points on the body that feel a sharp pain or overwhelming fatigue when waking up.
As Maria Jose Campanario herself explained in an interview, fibromyalgia is a very hard disease:
“Bottoms out. The medication was no longer working and I couldn’t sleep, and without sleep you lose your joy, you lose your strength, you lose your desire to eat… you lose everything”.
The hyperbaric chamber of María José Campanario
The hyperbaric chamber that María José Campanario uses to alleviate the effects of the fibromyalgia she suffers, which she does mainly by carrying out a treatment called hyperbaric oxygenation.
What this treatment consists of is the following:
Hyperbaric oxygenation is a medical specialty that consists of introducing the patient into a hyperbaric chamber under a higher pressure than the atmospheric one in order to breathe 100% pure oxygen. Under these conditions the oxygen is converted into medicine, initiating a therapeutic activity in the body.
Ultimately, what is being achieved is to increase the amount of oxygen in the blood.
Benefits of hyperbaric oxygenation against Fibromyalgia
And why is this treatment so good and helping Maria Jose Campanario so much?
In the words of a physician who is an expert in hyperbaric medicine, hyperbaric oxygenation therapy works on three levels:
- The first of these is the sympathicolitic effect that acts on painful impulses
that transmit C-fibers.
- The second is the generation of endogenous opioids by the nitric oxide route.
- And the third is that it also works by blocking sodium and calcium channels.
The treatments in hyperbaric oxygenation are more and more extended, as Doctor Viqueira, an expert with more than 38 years of experience in this field, says:
Rheumatologists are increasingly referring public health patients with fibromyalgia to these treatments.
All this leads to the following beneficial effects of this therapy:
- Anti-inflammatory effects from vasoconstriction
- Stimulates cells that produce collagen
- Activates the immune response
- Accelerates rehabilitation processes in ligament, bone, joint or muscle injuries
- Decreases symptoms related to depression, anger, sadness, or fatigue
- Intervenes in the regulation of oxidative stress
- Reduces muscle fatigue
- Increases energy at the cellular level
As can be seen, it reduces many of the symptoms suffered by fibromyalgia patients, as is the case with María José campanario.
Hyperbaric chamber treatments
It is true that in the case of Jesulin de Ubrique’s wife, they have their own hyperbaric chamber at home. This is not necessary as at the Hyperbaric Medical Clinic of Estepona we offer these treatments, advised by the best professionals in this field. We advise you and study your case so that you can treat your ailments.
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