Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
Purified oxygen is breathed in a pressurized environment during hyperbaric oxygen therapy. Decompression sickness, which can occur while scuba diving, has a well-established treatment in the form of hyperbaric oxygen therapy. In Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) we expose the whole body to a high-pressure 100% pure oxygen for nearly 45 min to 1 hour in a pressurized (body) glass chamber. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is used to treat several medical conditions and medical institutions use it in different ways.
Some of the medical Conditions for which HBOT is recommended are as follows:
Benefits of HBOT:
This extra oxygen helps fight bacteria. It also triggers the release of substances called growth factors and stem cells, which promote healing. Your body’s tissues need an adequate supply of oxygen to function. When tissue is injured, it requires even more oxygen to survive. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy increases the amount of oxygen your blood can carry. With repeated treatments, the temporary extra high oxygen levels encourage normal tissue oxygen levels, even after the therapy is completed.
How Does HBOT Work?
You will probably need more than one session of hyperbaric oxygen therapy to experience its benefits. Your medical condition will determine how many sessions you will need. Treatment for some illnesses, such as carbon monoxide poisoning, may require three visits. Others, such as wounds that do not heal, may need 40 treatments or more. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is typically a component of a comprehensive treatment strategy to effectively treat recognized medical disorders. This program might incorporate additional treatments and medications made just for you.