COVID-19 Patients Trying Molecular Hydrogen Therapy - April 2, 2020
This clip shows COVID-19 patients providing their experience with hydrogen gas (H2) and how it's helped alleviate pain. Tyler LeBaron, the Executive Director of Science at Molecular Hydrogen Institute (MHI), breaks down COVID-19's pathophysiology and explains the rationale on how molecular hydrogen can be used to treat COVID-19. It's an insightful and valuable video that we all can learn from, as LeBaron visually guides us on how COVID-19 affects our body.
In a span of two weeks (from when we published this blog), the total number of deaths in the United States has tripled from 10,000 to over 48,000+ (380%+ increase). We don't take this situation lightly and will continue to drive the importance of practicing social distance, staying healthy and taking preventative measures from being severely affected by COVID-19 to our customers, members, family and friends.
What is COVID-19?
We find ourselves in rather crazy times today, where we've never been so detached from our normal routine and daily living. More importantly, we're faced with a pandemic, that many seem to believe, we're just now seeing it peak in the U.S. and in countries around the world. What is COVID-19, how can we prevent it, how do we recover from it are questions we ask ourselves.
Coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, is an infectious disease that causes respiratory illness (similar to the flu) that spreads from person to person. The most common symptoms include fever, cough and shortness of breath. More severe complications of this virus include pneumonia in both lungs, multi-organ failure and sometimes death.
How Does COVID-19 Spread?
The CDC states that the spread of the virus is, "mainly between people who are in close contact with another (within about 6 feet) through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. It's also possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching his or her own mouth, nose or possibly their eyes, but this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads." People who have COVID-19 may show symptoms 2-14 days after being exposed to it, which is why we need to be very cognizant of social distancing, going out and being in large groups.
What Can I Do?
As the government, CDC and local authorities have been requiring and reminding us to practice social distancing, we can also take proactive measures in protecting ourselves with everyday actions. This includes:
- Avoiding contact with people who are sick
- Washing our hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
- Having alcohol-based hand sanitizer to use if soap and water aren't available
- Avoid touching our eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands
If you are sick, help stop the spread of the virus to others by:
- Staying home when you're sick or going to the hospital if symptoms worsen
- Covering your sneeze or cough with tissue, and dispose the tissue away
- Disinfecting and cleaning frequently touched objects and surfaces (ie. keys, phones, tables, door knobs etc.)
Learn more about COVID-19:
The United States now has the largest number of cases in the world* (866,148, updated April 23, 2020), and just recently passed a grimming 48,000+* (updated April 23, 2020) deaths. This isn’t an “old people” disease and shouldn’t be taken lightly. While it is true that the primary risk factor of dying from COVID19 is being old, there are other underlying risk factors that can significantly impact the overall health of a person if contracted with COVID-19.
Joe Rogan invited Michael Osterholm to his podcast, the director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP), and he explains that in China men over the age of 70 and also smoked had a fatality rate of 8-10% from COVID-19. The case fatality rate in women in the same age bracket were about 2%. This is one of the biggest reasons why death spiked from COVID-19 in China.
The United States is "ground zero for risk factors that will cause bad outcomes" says Michael. Obesity, similar to smoking, has the ability to cause severe life threatening disease. 45% of our population over the age of 45 are obese or severely obese. In an article by Women’s Health Research Institute, “83% of men and 72% of women will be overweight or obese in 2020… Less than 5% of Americans currently are considered to have ideal cardiovascular health.” With the current situation we're in with COVID-19, we should be looking into ways on how we can prevent ourselves, especially ones with underlying risk factors, from getting severely sick.
How Hydrogen Water Can Help
Hydrogen-rich water can be a potential healing mechanism for patients to recover from COVID-19. There are clinical trials in China with COVID-19 patients where inhaling hydrogen gas has relieved them of their chest pain and symptoms. In a recent article released by the European Respiratory Journal, it states
"Therapies that target at airway humidification and suppression of mucin secretion might help improve clinical outcomes. In light of the significantly decreased airway resistance and safety, inhalation of hydrogen and oxygen mixed gas which is generated through water electrolysis has been applied in clinical practice. Hydrogen/oxygen mixed gas inhalation resulted in a major amelioration of dyspnea in most patients with Covid-19 in a pilot investigation, and has therefore been endorsed by the latest Recommendation for the Diagnosis and Management of Covid-19 document ."
While there are no vaccines for COVID-19, there are measures we must take to minimize exposure of the coronavirus as much as possible. This includes social distancing, washing your hands frequently, staying home, but we can also start ingesting hydrogen water benefit from this powerful molecule. Check out the HDRO Bottle 2.0 and learn more on how the PEM dual chamber in the bottle helps exhaust all waste gas, to ensure that only H2 is diffused into your water.