Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT)

How does HBOT work?

Hyperoxygenation – By increasing the oxygen dissolved in the plasma (the liquid portion of the blood), the lymphatic fluid, and the cerebrospinal fluid, HBOT increases the oxygen available to damaged tissues, stimulating healing. Neovascularization – HBOT stimulates blood vessel formation (angiogenesis) and collagen (connective tissue) formation in areas that were previously resistant due to lack of oxygen. Hyperoxia enhanced antimicrobial activity – HBOT reduces or eliminates the effects of toxic substances by increasing the tissue oxygen levels. Hyperoxia enhanced immune response – HBOT activates the white blood cells to fight infection, promoting resistance to infection, as well as wound healing. HBOT also helps to reduce inflammation and oxidative stress.

What conditions are treated with HBOT?

HBOT is FDA approved to treat air or gas embolism, altitude sickness, carbon monoxide & cyanide poisoning, crush injury & acute traumatic ischemia, decompression sickness, delayed radiation injury, diabetic foot ulcers, enhanced healing of problem wounds, exceptional blood loss, gas gangrene, intracranial abcess, necrotizing soft tissue infections, osteomyelitis (refractory), skin grafts and flaps (compromised), and thermal burns. All other conditions treated by HBOT are considered off-label uses. Many of these uses are quite commonplace internationally, in countries such as Russia, China, Japan, and Italy. However, by designating these conditions as off-label in the U.S., it means that insurance companies don’t have to reimburse you for the treatment of these conditions with HBOT, saving them billions of dollars.

How does HBOT treat so many different conditions?

HBOT treats the underlying disease process that causes and perpetuates a wide variety of chronic conditions. HBOT is used therapeutically to treat conditions in which tissues have been damaged by oxygen deprivation. When the oxygen is restored to these tissues, much of the lost function returns. HBOT also helps to reduce inflammation and promote wound healing throughout the body and in the brain.
Are there many published studies on HBOT?
There are over 30,000 published scientific studies on HBOT

What happens during the treatment?

For many people, a session in a hyperbaric chamber is no different than an airplane flight. You need to able to clear your ears to be comfortable. Once you have descended to pressure and your ears adjust, you will feel completely normal in the chamber. If you are in a portable chamber with room air, you can bring a portable computer or an ipod into the chamber, along with beverages, blankets, and pillows. If you are in a large enough chamber, you can sit up, exercise, or sleep. If you are in a smaller chamber, you can lie down and read, listen to music, or watch videos.

What is the standard treatment protocol?

Many doctors recommend an initial group of 40 sessions, one or two per day, for 60 to 90 minutes each, 5 to 7 days per week. After a two to four week break, a second round of 40 sessions is usually recommended. For chronic conditions, people often do hundreds of sessions over a period of years.

How safe is HBOT?

HBOT is incredibly safe. The most common problem experienced by people undergoing HBOT is problems equalizing the pressure in their ears.

Under proper supervision, the risks of HBOT are very minimal. The most common side effect is ear pain, and patients are monitored closely for this. Rarely, oxygen toxicity, pulmonary barotrauma and vision change can be experienced.

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