Migraine and cluster headaches
Several different researchers have found HBOT helpful in treating cluster and migraine headaches. HBOT has shown promise in decreasing the severity and frequency of certain headaches.
Sports and soft tissue injuries
Some research suggests that the reduction of swelling or edema effect of HBOT may be helpful in sports injuries. Some of the professional NFL, NHL, NBA teams use hyperbaric chambers in the training rooms to assist athletes in “getting back into the game” quickly.
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
This disease has been very frustrating for doctors to treat and HBOT is being considered as a possible treatment for this illness.
The chronic manifestations of Lyme disease include arthritis and neurologic impairment. HBOT is being utilized for these symptoms and will hopefully provide some benefit.
Lupus and other connective diseases
There is growing interest in the use of HBOT in a variety of rheumatologic conditions.
Stroke and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
HBOT is being used in a variety of neurologic disorders. Several centers in this country routinely treat stroke victims and others with head injuries. Brain scans have been shown to change after HBOT and this has lead to the hope that brain damage can be helped. At least one multi center trial is under way examining the use of HBOT in acute stroke patients.
Anecdotal evidence from Canada and elsewhere raise hope that HBOT may improve neurologic function in this group of patients.
Decompression Illness Cured with Hyperbaric Oxygen
HBOT is the treatment of choice for divers suffering from decompression illness due to the “Bends” or air embolism.
Circulatory Problems Improved with Hyperbaric Therapy
Although not a replacement for reestablishing blood flow in the large blood vessels to parts of the body which are not normal, HBOT can get oxygen to areas deprived of this necessary element by dissolving oxygen in the plasma and tissues. Some people have had the death of tissues or gangrene prevented by HBOT and others have been spared amputation saving toes or feet.
Bone and soft tissue infections controlled with Hyperbarics
Some bacteria are actually killed by HBOT and thus certain infections have been cured with HBOT. Lives have been saved when threatened by so called “flesh eating bacteria.” Osteomyelitis or infection in the bone is difficult for doctors to treat and frequently requires prolonged antibiotic use. HBOT can help cure these difficult infections.
Gas Gangrene Reversed with Hyperbaric Oxygen
HBOT can be life saving in gangrene-a condition where the tissues die or are severely damaged.
Poisonings Respond To Hyperbarics
HBOT has saved the lives of fire victims and fire fighters suffering from carbon monoxide poisoning. Cyanide, hydrogen sulfide, methemoglobinemia and other poisonings may be helped by HBOT.
Recluse spider bites and other serious insect bites have been helped by HBOT.
Chronic wounds heal faster with hyperbarics
Some people develop sores or wounds that just won’t heal. This may be due to low oxygen in damaged tissues. HBOT restores the body’s ability to heal the wound by increasing oxygen to the area.
HBOT Speeds Up The Healing Process in Smokers
People who smoke do not heal as well as non smokers. HBOT can help smokers undergoing some types of surgeries such as cosmetic surgery heal more normally.
Burn Victims Improve With Hyperbaric Oxygen
HBOT has been used for years to speed up healing in burn victims. It is also beneficial for patients with smoke inhalation and carbon monoxide poisoning.
Diabetic Ulcers Heal Faster With Hyperbaric Oxygen
Diabetes is a disease that affects the small blood vessels in the tissues which results in wounds or ulcers that may last months to years. These wounds often develop from incidental injuries to the body and may become infected which can spread to the deeper tissues and the bones and may even require amputation. HBOT can help heal these wounds frequently without surgery.
Damaged Tissues from Cancer Therapy Improve with Hyperbaric Oxygen
HBOT can restore tissues and cells damaged from chemotherapy and radiation treatments in cancer patients. Head, neck and other cancer treatments that damage the jaw bone may require HBOT to restore the tissues. Side effects of cancer therapy may cause damage to the bladder (hemorrhagic cystitis), damage to the intestines (radiation enteritis) and other conditions that may be improved by HBOT. Breast cancer patients undergoing reconstruction may need HBOT to allow radiation damaged tissues to heal.
You may already be familiar with Hyperbaric Oxygen Chambers for treating scuba divers with the “bends”. Relax. You can breathe easier. Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment is not just for scuba divers. Did you know that Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) has many other important medical uses?
Such uses are speeding up healing, helping problem wounds heal faster, fighting life threatening infections, saving amputations in people with circulatory problems and many more.
We will provide you with useful information about the benefits of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, answer your questions and help you determine if Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy is for you.
Is Hyperbaric Therapy Right For You Or A Family Member?
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is a medical treatment in which a patient breathes 100% oxygen while the pressure of the treatment chamber is slowly increased above atmospheric pressure. It has been known for years that healing cannot take place without appropriate oxygen levels in the tissues. Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy provides oxygen to damaged tissues and allows the body’s natural healing process to take over.
Hyperbaric Rx Hyberbaric Rx is a Cosmetic Surgery and Hyperbaric Therapy clinic with locations planned in Beverly Hills California and Las Vegas Nevada. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is a treatment that uses a pressure chamber to increase the amount of oxygen in the blood. The air pressure inside a hyperbaric oxygen chamber is 2.5 times greater than the normal pressure in the atmosphere. This added pressure helps your blood carry more oxygen to organs and tissues in your body. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is used to treat many health conditions including: bone infections, skin grafts, wounds, radiation injury, decompression sickness, carbon monoxide poisoning, brain or sinus infections and much more.