“I have greater balance now” Former RTE 2FM presenter Gareth O’Callaghan shares health update

The presenter was diagnosed with an incurable disorder back in 2018

Gareth O'Callaghan

Gareth O’Callaghan has updated his listeners on his health, as he continues his battle with  Multiple System Atrophy.

The former RTE 2FM  presenter was diagnosed with the rare neurodegenerative disorder back in March, and has been undergoing treatment ever since.

Gareth, who had been presenting on 4FM radio up until August 2018, took to social media to update followers on how his health has been since his diagnosis.

“Third session of hyperbaric oxygen therapy @OxyGenerationCl completed,” Gareth update fans on Twitter.

“I’ve been asked a lot about it since I started my treatment. Great benefits have been documented in cases of cancer, diabetes, asthma, nerve damage, injuries, strokes and in many progressive neurological cases.

“After my third session I’m continuing to feel energised and my stress levels are now practically non-existence. Pain was becoming a major issue for me. It hurt to walk, to stand, to put on clothes and take them off. Even holding a knife and fork was getting painful. That’s easing.

Gareth and Niall Boylan
Gareth and Niall Boylan

“The pain is not all gone, but it’s a milder more bearable sensation than it was. I can now reduce the pain meds I was slowly increasing. I have greater balance now. Before I often had to grab hold of something to stop me from falling over because of blood pressure problems.

“My breathing is stronger, more consistent and softer. Before it was often a case of gasping for breath, coughing repeatedly to try and catch my breath. It often felt as if I was about to have an asthma seizure.”

“It’s early days, but these are all such promising signs that my body feels like it’s working hard to heal what’s going wrong internally due to the MSA illness, thanks to the 100% pure oxygen I’m healing at the pressurised conditions I experience in the hyperbaric chamber.”

The star briefly returned to radio over Christmas, saying he was “back on air very soon just for a few days to present some shows for Christmas FM.”

We wish Gareth all the best in his treatment!

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