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Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is a treatment for decompression sickness, which is common in scuba diving. It increases the amount of oxygen in your blood. This increase in the blood oxygen temporarily restores normal levels of gases in the blood.

It also aids in the function of the tissues in the body to fight infection and promote healing in chronic wounds. Injured tissues will require more amount of oxygen. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy facilitates breathing 100 percent oxygen at a higher atmospheric pressure. This will allow the blood cells to carry more oxygen throughout the body compared to normal breathing air. The normal breathing only uses about 21% oxygen.

How does Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy work?

Before the therapy, the doctor will assess the patient, especially regarding the use of skin care products and other medications. The patient will need to leave metal objects and other electronic devices before going inside a specialized tube called the Hyperbaric Monoplace Chamber. These objects can create sparks and can cause a fire. The whole procedure will last from 90 to 120 minutes for the maximum benefits.

For a one-person chamber, the patient will lie on a table inside the hyperbaric chamber. While for a multiple person chamber, patients will sit inside the chamber and receive the treatment through a specialized mask. The patient will breathe normally inside the chamber while medical staff monitors the breathing of the patient. The patient will repeat the procedure daily or weekly for up to 30 sessions, depending on the doctor's recommendations.

What are the benefits of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy?

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy can treat various medical conditions. This includes severe anemia, autoimmune diseases, Lymes Disease, sudden diseases, migraine, and traumatic brain injuries. It can also treat mental health disorders and related conditions such as anxiety, depression, and PTSD.

It can increase oxygenation to the body’s tissues, which can aid in healing chronic non-healing wounds. This will help the tissue health through the growth of new skin, blood vessels, and connective tissues. It also increases blood flow and circulation, as well as enhance the effectiveness of antibiotics in the body. For those suffering from pain and swelling, it can reduce swelling and pain in the affected areas.

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is generally safe. However, patients may experience a few minimal side effects after the treatment. It may include visual refractive changes, cataract maturation, and hypoglycemia, especially for patients with diabetes. Doctor’s assessment and recommendation are essential to prevent severe complications from the treatment.

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