While battling throat cancer, Beth Chapman was put in a medically induced coma to try and save her life. It is a sad reality that the star of Dog the Bounty Hunter has been getting worse to the point that this was the best solution.
Now, one medical specialist shares with HollywoodLife the reason why the coma was a necessary step.
The unfortunate news was revealed by her husband, Duane ‘Dog’ Chapman just yesterday.
According to his statement, his beloved Beth had been admitted to the ICU at Queen’s Medical Center in Hawaii the day before (June 22.)
He went on to also ‘humbly’ ask, in his and their family’s names to ‘please pray for Beth.’
Dr. Adil Akhtar now tells HollywoodLife why it was necessary to put Beth in a coma.
‘In a medically induced coma, the patients are put in a controlled state of deep unconsciousness,’ he started.
He goes on to explain that ‘It is temporary, and its purpose is to prevent any brain damage as a result of trauma or the lack of oxygen to the brain. In her case, since she’s suffering from throat cancer, she might’ve developed an airway obstruction or even pneumonia, causing breathing difficulties and decreased oxygenation which led to a medically induced coma to save her life.’
As for how long this type of medical procedure lasts, the specialist shared that it’s usually only for a few days, up to two weeks but it can also last longer depending on the patient’s needs.
Beth decided to use natural treatments, including CDB oil instead of undergoing more chemotherapy but Dr. Akhtar stresses that the cancer curing properties of CBD have not been scientifically proven.
‘The role of CBD in cancer treatment is not established, although there are some studies that are still ongoing. According to the American Cancer Society, studies have not shown CBD to help control or cure cancer. CBD is used to only control symptoms from cancer such as nausea, pain and loss of appetite.’