MS AWARENESS WEEK 2021
This week marks MS AWARENESS WEEK 2021 (19th - 25th April 2021) and we will be focussing on how the pandemic has effected the lives of our members living with Multiple Sclerosis through their personal stories,
"𝑅𝑒-𝑜𝑝𝑒𝑛𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑜𝑓 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑐𝑒𝑛𝑡𝑟𝑒 𝑤𝑎𝑠 𝑓𝑎𝑛𝑡𝑎𝑠𝑡𝑖𝑐, 𝐼 𝑤𝑎𝑠 𝑠𝑜 𝑝𝑙𝑒𝑎𝑠𝑒𝑑 𝑡𝑜 𝑏𝑒 𝑎𝑏𝑙𝑒 𝑡𝑜 𝑔𝑒𝑡 𝑏𝑎𝑐𝑘 𝑡𝑜 𝑤𝑒𝑒𝑘𝑙𝑦 𝑜𝑥𝑦𝑔𝑒𝑛. 𝐼𝑡 𝑚𝑎𝑑𝑒 𝑚𝑒 𝑟𝑒𝑎𝑙𝑖𝑠𝑒 ℎ𝑜𝑤 𝑖𝑚𝑝𝑜𝑟𝑡𝑎𝑛𝑡 𝑖𝑡 𝑤𝑎𝑠 𝑡𝑜 𝑚𝑦 𝑤𝑒𝑙𝑙 𝑏𝑒𝑖𝑛𝑔. 𝐼 𝑠𝑙𝑒𝑒𝑝 𝑠𝑜 𝑤𝑒𝑙𝑙 𝑎𝑓𝑡𝑒𝑟 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑜𝑥𝑦𝑔𝑒𝑛 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑓𝑒𝑒𝑙 𝑠𝑜 𝑚𝑢𝑐ℎ 𝑏𝑒𝑡𝑡𝑒𝑟 𝑓𝑜𝑟 𝑎 𝑓𝑒𝑤 𝑑𝑎𝑦𝑠 𝑎𝑓𝑡𝑒𝑟, 𝑙𝑖𝑓𝑒 𝑑𝑜𝑒𝑠 𝑛𝑜𝑡 𝑓𝑒𝑒𝑙 𝑠𝑢𝑐ℎ 𝑎 𝑠𝑡𝑟𝑢𝑔𝑔𝑙𝑒".
Ali, Centre member at The Brightwell
OXYGEN TIMETABLE UPDATE 13th April 2021
Our Oxygen Timetable has been updated to reflect the additional sessions that will be added from Monday 19th April.
Please ensure that you arrive for your appointment 15 minutes before your session starts.
Local oxygen therapy may be successful for long-covid.
Oxygen therapy at pressure (utilising barometric chambers) for people living with the effects of long-covid, like other post-viral syndromes, is being seen to be beneficial in easing many of the symptoms.
The Brightwell Centre in Bradley Stoke, a charity, has been providing oxygen therapy in its barochamber over the past 35 years for those with Multiple Sclerosis, neurological and many other conditions that have been shown to benefit from high dose oxygen.
Following on from the improvements reported after oxygen treatment of a number of people living with long-covid in many countries, The Brightwell is now providing this service, together with other MS Therapy Centres across the UK.
Those with long-covid undergoing oxygen therapy at The Brightwell report that they are already feeling the benefits. One such person who has been living with the symptoms of long-covid for the last eleven months, has only had 20 sessions of oxygen therapy over the last 5 weeks and has reported a considerable improvement in their general condition with the resolution of aggressive shooting pain, clearing of brain fog, permanent headaches and word blindness. In addition, they have reported that they are no longer fatigued and for the first time in many months are returning to their old self.
Concerns have been expressed recently by Kamlesh Khunti, a professor from the University of Leicester who sits on SAGE, that the likely numbers of those who may suffer from long-covid could exceed those who have been hospitalized or have died from the virus.
Research is ongoing worldwide to find an answer to this serious complication to the virus but whilst the world waits for trials to be completed high dose oxygen may have a major part to play.
Doro Pasantes, Centre Manager for The Brightwell says “we are offering oxygen therapy, which may be an aid to simple recovery”.
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