Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is a well-established treatment for decompression sickness, a hazard of scuba diving. Other conditions treated with hyperbaric oxygen therapy include serious infections, bubbles of air in your blood vessels, and wounds that won’t heal as a result of diabetes or radiation injury.
Your blood carries this oxygen throughout your body. This helps fight bacteria and stimulate the release of substances called growth factors and stem cells, which promote healing.
In a hyperbaric oxygen therapy chamber, the air pressure is increased to three times higher than normal air pressure. Under these conditions, your lungs can gather more oxygen than would be possible breathing pure oxygen at normal air pressure.
Its main use is to treat diving-related illness, but it may enhance healing in people with various other conditions.
Your body’s tissues Require an adequate supply of oxygen to function. If tissue is injured, it requires even more oxygen to survive. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy increases the amount of oxygen your blood can carry. An increase in blood oxygen temporarily restores normal levels of blood gases and tissue function to promote healing and fight infection.
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is used to treat several medical conditions.
Doctor suggest hyperbaric oxygen therapy if you have one of the following conditions:
- Anemia, severe
- Brain abscess
- Bubbles of air in your blood vessels (arterial gas embolism)
- Decompression sickness
- Carbon monoxide poisoning
- Crushing injury
- Deafness, sudden
- Infection of skin or bone that causes tissue death
- Nonhealing wounds, such as a diabetic foot ulcer
- Radiation injury
- Skin graft or skin flap at risk of tissue death
- Vision loss, sudden and painless
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy typically is performed as an outpatient procedure and doesn’t require hospitalization. If you’re already hospitalized and require hyperbaric oxygen therapy, you’ll remain in the hospital for therapy.
You may need multiple sessions of HBO therapy for it to be effective. Your treatment plan and results will vary, depending on your specific condition. For example, if you have a wound that hasn’t been healing as fast as it should, your doctor may recommend HBO therapy along with other treatments. However wound care, bandaging, and antibiotics your wound may require 25 to 30 sessions of HBO therapy before it fully heals.
Other approved uses
The FDA have approved HBOT to help treat:
- An air or gas embolism
- Anemia due to severe blood loss
- Some brain and Sinus infections
- Carbon monoxide poisoning
- Burns resulting from heat or fire
- Skin grafts
- Necrotizing soft tissue infections
- Osteomyelitis, a bone marrow infection
- Arterial insufficiency, or low blood flow in the arteries
- acute traumatic ischemia, which may involve a crush injury, for example
- Gas gangrene
- Radiation injury, for example, as a result of cancer treatment
Evidence has shown that these uses are safe and effective. Insurance companies or Medicare usually cover the cost of FDA-approved HBOT treatment.
Some healthcare providers may use HBOT to treat other conditions, including a type of hearing loss.
Also, wounds and infections that have not responded to other treatment may respond to HBOT. For example, it may help reduce the need for amputation in people with diabetic foot ulcers.
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