What is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy?
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is a specialized oxygen treatment that enhances the body's natural healing processes by inhalation of 100% oxygen in a total body chamber, where atmospheric pressure is increased and controlled. It treats various medical conditions as part of an overall care plan.
Under normal circumstances, oxygen is transported throughout the body only by red blood cells. With HBOT, oxygen is dissolved into all of the body’s fluids, the plasma, the central nervous system fluids, the lymph, and the bone, and can be carried to areas where circulation is diminished or blocked. In this way, extra oxygen can reach all the damaged tissues, and the body can support its healing process. The increased oxygen greatly enhances the ability of white blood cells to kill bacteria, reduces swelling, and allows new blood vessels to grow more rapidly into the affected areas. It is a simple, non-invasive and
Can Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Help You?
Yes! If your condition involves injury, wounding, loss of blood supply, or
inflammation, we would be surprised if HBOT did not help you.
Based on how HBOT works, by treating disease processes that are common to many diseases, HBOT has an excellent chance of helping you or your loved one. Dr. Mario can help find the proper dosing for you.
Are There Any Benefits to Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy?
It has long been known that healing in many areas of the body cannot take place without appropriate oxygen levels in the tissue. Most illnesses and injuries occur and often linger at the cellular or tissue level. In many cases, such as circulatory problems; non-healing wounds; and strokes, adequate oxygen cannot reach the damaged area, and the body's natural healing ability cannot function properly.
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy provides this extra oxygen naturally and with minimal side effects. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy improves the patient's quality of life in many areas when standard medicine is not working. Many conditions, such as stroke, cerebral palsy, head injuries, and chronic fatigue, have responded favorably to HBOT.
How is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Administered?
HBOT is administered in a private setting in a state-of-the-art monoplace chamber. Dr. Mario is a trained technician who will closely monitor the patient and permit the patient to see outside the chamber readily. Patients may watch a movie, listen to music, or rest.
Is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Safe?
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is prescribed by a physician and performed under medical supervision. Although there are minor risks, like all medical treatments, overall hyperbaric oxygen therapy is extremely safe. Dr. Mario will discuss the risks with you before starting any treatment.
What about Side Effects?
The most common side effect is barotrauma to the ears and sinuses caused by the change in pressure. To minimize this risk, Dr. Mario teaches each patient techniques to promote adequate clearing of the ears during compression.
What Conditions does Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Treat?
Hyperbaric oxygen is used to treat all conditions that benefit from increased tissue oxygen availability and infections where it can be used for its antibiotic properties, either as the primary therapy or in conjunction with other drugs.
Here are a few conditions HBOT can help:
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