COVID Long Haulers

COVID-19 Long Haulers Treatment at Oxford Recovery Center

COVID-19 can cause long lasting symptoms for those who have recovered from the acute infection.  The population who experiences these symptoms are commonly referred to as COVID Long Haulers. 

Symptoms can include:

  • Fatigue  
  • Brain fog 
  • Malaise/Lethargy 
  • Memory problems 
  • Low blood oxygen levels without breathlessness 
  • Unexpected onset of hypertension 
  • Unexpected onset of diabetes 
  • Delirium 
  • Confusion 
  • Difficulty concentrating 
  • Rashes 
  • Loss of smell 
  • Persisting chest pain 
  • Coughing 
  • Shortness of breath 
  • Muscle weakness and pain 
  • Joint pain 
  • Headaches 
  • Neuropathy 
  • GI discomfort 
  • Loss of appetite 
  • Weight loss 

The Role of HBOT in Post COVID-19 Symptoms


HBOT is a clinical treatment where the patient breathes 100% oxygen while enclosed in a hyperbaric oxygen chamber at a pressure greater than one atmosphere. 

At pressures greater than normal, the body can incorporate more oxygen into blood cells, blood plasma, cerebrospinal fluid, and other body fluids. The increased oxygen absorption experienced during HBOT boosts stem cell circulation 800% and enhances the body’s ability to heal itself. Known effects of HBOT include reduced inflammation, healing of infections and repair of damaged tissues. Raising oxygen levels in tissues where they have been lowered due to illness or injury encourages blood vessel growth, reduces swelling, and supports the immune system. These effects provide significant symptomatic relief and delayed or decreased progression of disease.



In the News

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Physiologic and biochemical rationale for treating COVID-19 patients with hyperbaric oxygen