What to expect from Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Hyperbaric Oxygen Chamber

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) consists of breathing 100% oxygen while under increased atmospheric pressure. When a patient is given 100% oxygen under pressure, hemoglobin is saturated, but the blood can be hyperoxygenated by dissolving oxygen within the plasma.

The following indications are approved uses of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy as defined by the UHMS Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Committee:

1. Air or Gas Embolism
2. Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
3. Clostridial Myositis and Myonecrosis (Gas Gangrene)
4. Crush Injury, Compartment Syndrome and Other Acute Traumatic Ischemias
5. Decompression Sickness
6. Arterial Insufficiencies
7. Severe Anemia
8. Intracranial Abscess
9. Necrotizing Soft Tissue Infections
10. Osteomyelitis (Refractory)
11. Delayed Radiation Injury (Soft Tissue and Bony Necrosis)
12. Compromised Grafts and Flaps
13. Acute Thermal Burn Injury
14. Idiopathic Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss

If you’re new to Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, you may be a bit apprehensive about the process and what happens during a Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy session. However, the whole process is actually quite simple, relaxing and easy.


Sources: 

Medscape
https://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1464149-overview

Hyperbaric Medical Solutions
https://www.hyperbaricmedicalsolutions.com/

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