Clostridium Difficile

 

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Clostridium Difficile – also known as C. Difficile or C. Diff –  is a bacterial bowel infection that often affects people who have been treated with antibiotics. Easily spread to others, Clostridium Difficile infects the bowel.

The NHS explains that Clostridium Difficile usually affects people who:

  • Have been treated with broad-spectrum antibiotics (antibiotics that work against several types of bacteria) or several different antibiotics at the same time, or those taking long-term antibiotics
  • Have had to stay in a healthcare setting, such as a hospital or care home, for a long time
  • Are over 65 years old
  • Have certain underlying conditions, including inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)cancer or kidney disease
  • Have a weakened immune system, which can be because of a condition such as diabetes or a side effect of a treatment such as chemotherapy or steroid medication
  • Are taking a medication called a proton pump inhibitor (PPI) to reduce the amount of stomach acid they produce
  • Have had surgery on their digestive system

Clostridium Difficile can leave people feeling extremely tired.

Oxygen Therapy helps many people to have higher levels of energy. It can also help accelerate healing. People with Clostridium Difficile may benefit from Oxygen Therapy.

Herts MS Therapy Centre is a registered charity which welcomes people with any condition. We are proud to have the only Hyperbaric Oxygen Chamber in Herts, you are welcome to try a free test session of Oxygen Therapy.

To find out more about Oxygen Therapy, please visit our Oxygen Therapy page or call us on 01462 684 214.

To arrange a free test session of Oxygen Therapy, please call Claire on 01462 684 214 or email enquiries123@hmstc.net.