Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is a specialised oxygen treatment that enhances the body’s natural healing processes. It is called the oxygen revolution therapy due to the marvelous outcome of treatment. The combination of increased atmospheric pressure and oxygen in a total body chamber treats a wide variety of medical conditions.
Healing cannot take place without appropriate oxygen levels in tissues and cells. Many illnesses and injuries fail to heal because sufficient oxygen is unable to reach the damaged area. Inflammation, swelling, and reduced blood flow prevent oxygen from reaching injured tissues. Hyperbaric oxygen (usually at an increased atmospheric pressure) stimulates blood flow, which allows for the growth of new blood vessels into the injured tissue. HBOT provides extra oxygen to tissues and cells with minimal side effects.
What are the benefits?
Many illnesses and injuries fail to heal because of inadequate oxygen levels. Inflammation, swelling, and reduced blood flow contribute to non-healing. Adequate oxygen is unable to reach the damaged area. Increased oxygen under pressure (HBOT) provides this extra oxygen to tissue and cells with minimal side effects. HBOT treats cumulative wounds of life (aging).
•New cell regeneration
Dr Raghib Manzoor, Founder, Managing Director and Chief Consultant of CritiCare Research Centre Pvt. Ltd. explained in details about the HBOT. He explains the scope of treatment by HBOT to a wide range of diseases including Autism. Post traumatic brain injury patients get the most benefit of this treatment. Sometimes, burn patients get very rapid and tremendous healing benefit from HBOT.
According to Dr Manzoor, the treatment option has not yet attracted the attention of the physicians in Bangladesh, but it is being used in some facilities. Considering many benefits, he opined that HBOT could heal many patients who otherwise could not make it.
Conditions treated by HBOT
Hyperbaric oxygen is used to treat all conditions which benefit from increased tissue oxygen availability, as well as infections where it can be used for its antibiotic properties, either as the primary therapy, or in conjunction with other drugs. The list contains more than 70 medical conditions.
These are common conditions that are treated with HBOT:
•Acute Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
•Acute Decompression Sickness (The Bends)
•Air or Gas Embolism
•Compartment Syndrome/Crush Injury/Other Traumatic Ischemias
•Diabetic and Selected Wounds
•Exceptional Blood Loss (Anemia)
•Necrotising Soft Tissue Infection
•Osteoradionecrosis and Radiation Tissue Damage
•Skin Grafts and (Compromised) Flaps
Can HBOT help you?
Yes. If your condition involves injury, wounding, loss of blood supply, or inflammation, it would be surprising if HBOT did not help you. It is said that it has the potential to restore your life.
Based on how HBOT works, by treating disease processes that are common to many diseases, it is highly probable that HBOT could help you if dosed properly. Proper dosing is determined by specialist trained physicians. If dosed properly, HBOT has an excellent chance of helping you or your loved one.
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