Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) works by placing a patient inside of a hyperbaric oxygen chamber, where the person breathes 100% oxygen and an increase pressure of about 2.5 times normal atmospheric pressure. This pure oxygen and increased pressure allow red blood cells to deliver more oxygen to tissues and organs and white blood cells to perform more effectively. Increasing a person’s oxygen levels allows the body to repair itself more efficiently and promotes overall wellness. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is used to treat many diseases and health issues.
The most common uses for HBOT are to treat decompression sickness and carbon monoxide poisoning. However, the list of diseases and conditions treated in the hyperbaric oxygen chamber is extensive. It includes closed head injury, stroke, cerebral palsy, autism, Lyme disease, swelling (edema), joint-related issues, peripheral neuropathy syndromes, poor circulation, reflex sympathetic dystrophy, complex regional pain syndrome, chronic fatigue syndrome, osteoradionecrosis, crush injuries, brain edema, near drowning, acute hearing loss, radiation myelitis, certain liver disease, and recovery following cosmetic surgery. Additionally, it can increase the effectiveness of some antibiotics and stimulate new blood vessel growth to increase circulation in areas of poor circulation.
The FDA currently recognizes hyperbaric oxygen therapy for a number of medical conditions, all of which are generally covered by insurance. V5 Medical Center also offers HBOT for other treatments that it may help. Treatment of these conditions is backed by increasing scientific research and anecdotal evidence alike. Following is a list of some medical conditions treated at our clinic.
Other Conditions Treated Include:
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*Disclaimer: This information listed above is for general information only. V5 Medical Center makes no assurances, promises or guarantees as to the results of hyperbaric oxygen therapy. V5 Medical Center also emphasizes to patients that each case is unique, and no medical advice is given without the patient’s consultation to discuss individual needs and history.