Hyperbaric oxygen therapy can be extremely beneficial for patients with depression that need additional treatment beyond medication and psychotherapy.
Experiencing a traumatic event can cause physical changes in the brain. Study Show Effectiveness of HBOT on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT), an established medical treatment that involves breathing pure oxygen in a pressurized environment, could provide a new means to slow the progression, or even prevent the development, of Alzheimer’s disease.
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy for migraines aims to minimize or eliminate symptoms and decrease the frequency at which they occur, without the use of prescription drugs.
Traumatic Brain Injury
HBOT can dramatically and permanently improve symptoms of chronic TBI months or even many years after the original head injury.
Since more oxygen is being spread throughout the circulatory system and tissues within the body, it stimulates the body's healing response system. In addition, the oxygen helps reduce anxiety levels and stress levels due to heightened levels of oxygen within the brain and creates a calming effect.
By supplying oxygen-rich plasma to tissues deficient in oxygen, HBOT promotes wound healing. Damage to the body's blood vessels from wounds results in the discharge of fluid, which seeps into the tissues and causes swelling. As a result of the swelling depriving the injured cells of oxygen, tissue begins to deteriorate.
Recovery from Cosmetic Surgery
It is possible to speed up healing and reduce recovery time by using HBOT in conjunction with aesthetic surgery. Patients getting facelifts, laser skin resurfacing, chemical peels, tummy tucks, liposuction, breast reduction or augmentation, among other treatments, see faster healing with HBOT.
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy can make you feel and look younger. Treatments with hyperbaric oxygen can encourage the production of more collagen to help restore your skin and reduce some of those wrinkles.
The most common burn degree for which HBOT is used therapeutically is second and third degree burns. The initial thermal injury in third-degree burns is followed by circumferential, expanding tissue loss. This indicates that because the blood vessels have been disrupted as a result of the burn, the tissue around the burn also sustains harm. As a result of the blood vessels being destroyed, the burn site's downstream blood flow is halted, causing more tissue death from an oxygen shortage.
A compromised graft or flap may benefit from hyperbaric oxygen therapy as an adjuvant treatment, which can help the patient and their care team avoid more bad outcomes. HBOT can hasten the healing of wounds, save damaged grafts and flaps, and enhance patient outcomes if it is finished in a timely manner.