More about the benefits of hyperbaric oxygen therapy
How oxygen-saturation fights infection: When the fluids and tissues inside the body are saturated in oxygen, the body is no longer an ideal environment for anaerobic bacteria to thrive and cause infection.
HBOT directly kills anaerobes and enhances the ability of white blood cells to destroy bacteria and fung.
Increased oxygen levels and blood flow: Through HBOT induced vasoconstriction and hyper-oxygenation, edema is reduced and the plasma-oxygen concentration is increased by 10-15 times the usual amount.
HBOT allows oxygen to provide immediate support to areas with restricted blood-flow.
HBOT and toxic gases: By immersing the patient’s tissues in oxygen while under pressure, toxic gases like carbon monoxide are forced out.
HBOT reduces the damage done by toxic gases.
Vasoconstriction: HBOT causes vasoconstriction without depriving the injured tissue of oxygen. This action helps to manage intermediate compartment syndrome, reduce edema in grafted tissue, and reduce inflammation.
HBOT speeds the healing of burns, wounds and traumatic injury.
Neovascularization: Neovascularization is the growth of new blood vessels. HBOT creates the ideal conditions for new growth to occur because oxygen encourages collagen to form as the foundation for new blood vessels. Also, HBOT stimulates new tissue growth in damaged tissue, refractory osteomyelitis, and chronic ulcerations in soft tissue.
HBOT aids in growth of new blood vessels and stimulates new tissue growth.
Pressure Relationship: According to Boyle’s Law, pressure and gas are inversely related. As the pressure on the body increases, the volume of gas within the body decreases. This reaction allows otherwise trapped gas bubbles to circulate. At the very least, these bubbles are allowed to travel into a lesser blood vessel which minimizes damage.
HBOT releases toxic gases and reduces their damage.
Neurological function: Recent scientific evidence has shown that HBOT stimulates blood flow, metabolism, and tissue growth in patients with brain injuries. The treatment reawakens dormant neurons that are alive but not functioning around the injured tissue.
HBOT improves recovery from brain injury by stimulating sleeping neurons.