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Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is a mode of treatment in which patient breathes 100% oxygen at pressure greater than normal atmospheric (sea level) pressure inside a specially designed chamber. It has been employed for more than three decades in America, Russia, Europe and China to treat a variety of medical conditions but is presently gaining widespread recognition for its value in new applications such as in the field of neurology, where it is being used for problems such a traumatic brain injury, stroke and other neurological disorders.
The typical treatment session lasts 70 to 80 minutes, during which the patient can watch movie, listen to music read or simply relax. You may notice increased pressure in your ear, a feeling similar to that of a flight takeoff or landing, but there is no other discomfort. When the session ends, the pressure is slowly returned to normal.
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy can be used to treat conditions which benefit from increased tissue oxygen availability. It has neovascularisation properties, growing new small blood vessels and stimulates the immune system. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy has the ability to kill or inhibit certain bacteria.
Conditions that may benefit from hyperbaric oxygen therapy include:
- Non-healing wounds (diabetic and selected problem wounds)
- Circulatory problems
- Thermal burns
- Radiation tissue damage
- Gas gangrene
- Skin grafts & flaps (compromised)
- Crush injury
- Compartment syndrome
- Limb salvage, reattachment & amputation
- Necrotizing soft tissue infection
- Carbon monoxide poisoning
- Exception loss of blood
- Air or gas embolism
- Decompression sickness
- Sports injuries