Mild Hyperbaric Oxygen Inhibits Growth-related Decrease in Muscle Oxidative Capacity of Rats with Metabolic Syndrome

Metabolic syndrome is linked to physical inactivity and consumption of a high-fat and high-calorie diet and is characterized by obesity, high blood pressure, increased blood glucose levels, and hyperlipidemia1). Skeletal muscle is the primary site of insulin action and glucose metabolism. Reduced oxidative capacity in skeletal muscle impairs glucose metabolism and increases the risk of…

Effects of Hyperbaric Oxygenation on Blood Pressure Levels of Spontaneously Hypertensive Rats

Five-week-old normotensive Wistar-Kyoto rats (WKY) and spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR) were subjected to hyperbaric oxygenation with an enhanced atmospheric pressure (950 mmHg) and an increased oxygen concentration (36%) for 6 h per day. Systolic blood pressure (SBP) and diastolic blood pressure (DBP) were monitored for 8 weeks of hyperbaric oxygenation period. After 8 weeks of…

The impact of pulsed electromagnetic field therapy on blood pressure and circulating nitric oxide levels: a double blind, randomized study in subjects with metabolic syndrome

Regulation of blood pressure (BP) is important in reducing the risk for cardiovascular disease. There is growing interest in non-pharmacological methods to treat BP including a novel approach using pulsed electromagnetic field therapy (PEMF). PEMF therapy has been proposed to impact physiological function at the cellular and tissue level and one possible mechanism is through…

Blood pressure controlled by low reactive level diode laser therapy (LLLT)

Hypertension is one of the major diseases of the present day, with a high rate of mortality. …Essential hypertension remains a mystery as far as its causative factor, and very often fails to respond to conventional medical therapy. Secondary symptomatic hypertension is easier to control, by treating the underlying disease or abnormal condition. The effects…

The characteristics of the geroprotective action of magnetotherapy in elderly patients with combined cardiovascular pathology

Central hemodynamics, diastolic and pumping functions of the heart, myocardial reactivity, microcirculation and biological age of cardiovascular system were studied in 66 elderly patients suffering from hypertension and ischemic heart disease. The patients received systemic magnetotherapy which produced a geroprotective effect as shown by improved microcirculation, myocardial reactivity, central hemodynamics reducing biological age of cardiovascular…