A Quick Overview Of Hyperbaric Chamber Therapy

On 11 May, 2022

Hyperbaric chamber therapy (HBOT), also known as hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT), is a medical treatment that aids in the body's natural healing processes. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy was first used in the United States in the early 1900s. It was later used to treat decompression sickness and the risk of scuba diving. HBOT is now medically prescribed and supervised by doctors and it may even be covered by insurance (depending on the condition being treated).

A Quick Overview Of Hyperbaric Chamber Therapy

Learn how a hyperbaric chamber work and what ailments HBOT is frequently used to treat. Are they contentious, and, and maybe most pertinently, what does the investigation show about their effectiveness and safety?

What Is the Process of HBOT?

One method of HBOT involves the patient being treated inside a tube-like chamber. Some tubes are clear acrylic, which allows patients to see outside the chamber. This transparency may alleviate some of the anxiety associated with feeling trapped inside the tube.

A patient is commanded to stay in bed in the enclosed environment and breathe air within the tube as the pressure is steadily increased during HBOT.

A multi person hyperbaric oxygen room is another mode of treatment in which oxygen is delivered via a mask or a lightweight clear hood placed over the head. There is no tube or chamber in this scenario, so a person can sit or lie down in a lounge chair.

Treatments can last up to two hours. The number of treatments prescribed is determined by the condition being treated with HBOT.

Oxygen levels have increased.

There is no way to regulate the amount of oxygen absorbed by the body. HBOT is a hypothetical method of increasing the volume of oxygen absorption by increasing atmospheric pressure. The pressure inside the chamber is typically two to three times higher than the outside air pressure, implying that patients are breathing in 100 percent oxygen.

Hyperbaric chambers function by supplying controlled oxygen. Normally, oxygen is carried in the bloodstream after it is soaked up by the lungs and propagates to all vital organs through the cardiovascular system. HBOT dissolved oxygen in the blood, sweat glands, spinal fluid (the fluid that covers the brain and spinal column), tissue fluid, and lymph nodes. The body's oxygen-rich fluids can then make the journey to areas where blood supply is obstructed.

Benefits

To heal, the body requires oxygen. Many injuries and illnesses are caused by a lack of oxygen-rich blood, which cannot travel to negatively affected parts of the body. Diabetes, for example, can cause poor and slowed blood flow, making it difficult for oxygen-rich red blood cells to meet injured skin areas. This outcome in injury issues that cure very gradually or can not heal at all.

Hyperbaric oxygen treatment has been used to treat a wide range of medical conditions and injuries that benefit from increased oxygen levels in the tissues. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy can be used as a stand-alone treatment or as an adjunct to other treatments, such as antibiotics.

Uses

Some of the most common uses for HBOT that are frequently covered by insurance are as follows:

  • Gas embolism in the arteries (air bubbles in the blood vessels)

  • Poisoning from carbon monoxide (from breathing noxious fumes)

  • Poisoning with cyanide

  • Sickness caused by decompression (a common scuba diving condition, also called "the bends")

  • Diabetic wounds, for example, are examples of non-healing wounds.

  • Gangrene caused by gas (fast-spreading gangrene in infected wounds that gives off a foul-smelling gas)

  • Intracranial abscess (originating from an ear infection, sinus infection, or another primary source of infection)

  • Radiation therapy-caused tissue damage

  • Osteomyelitis (long-term inflammation of bone or bone marrow)

  • Skin grafts or flaps that have been compromised

  • Anemia of severe severity

  • Abscess in the brain

  • Burns

  • Injuries that are crushing

  • Deafness that occurs unexpectedly

  • Sudden, painless loss of vision

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