Hyperbaric oxygen therapy has been extremely useful in supporting those with a variety of conditions, let’s explore why.
We will discuss what it is before diving deep into the benefits of this amazing treatment.
Keep reading to understand the life-changing effects of this therapy.
What is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy?
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy basically describes the exclusive inhalation of oxygen for medicinal purposes. Hyperbaric chambers match pure oxygen with an increase in atmospheric pressure, allowing a different level of absorption by the body.
This allows it to be more absorbed readily in the body, and this is extremely useful for a variety of conditions that that the FDA has approved its use for, conditions which we will discuss below by analyzing its benefits.
What are the benefits of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy?
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is beneficial in a variety of ways. For example, it can be great at targeting decompression sickness. The problem in with the body in this scenario is that divers may emerge at a rate that is too fast to allow for air in their joints to expand and enter the blood, and this is where HBOT comes in extremely useful, by providing this constant flow of oxygen to support this process.
In addition to this, it can also treat a variety of other conditions, most commonly, Hypoxia. This condition present most commonly in chronically ill patients, and basically means that the body is not receiving enough oxygen to perform its functions. This can cause a variety of conditions, and HBOT is an extremely useful therapy to treat this condition. The introduction of pure oxygen into the blood stream can pair with hemoglobin molecules to allows for easier transport in the blood stream, increasing the efficiency of your body’s mechanisms and supporting its functions, making it extremely beneficial in supporting these chronic conditions.
Furthermore, it is also a great therapy to treat traumatic injuries, such as swelling, and can support those with these long-term conditions from this trauma as well. HBOT works in a similar way in this scenario by increasing the oxygen in the blood to reach the localized areas that need it the most. It can also act restoratively, promoting the growth of the areas that have sustained the most damage.
Whilst the conditions previously discussed are treatable, let’s talk about the importance of something that is less easily treatable, radiation damage. Radiation damage can arise in a variety of different ways, but HBOT is extremely useful in beginning the process of growing healthier cells. For example, it can support the growth of blood vessel networks that the radiation may have damaged whilst supporting the growth of other parts of the body that have been most affected from this radiation damage.
Therefore, HBOT has a variety of benefits that must be considered. It can support injuries, chronic conditions, and hard-to-treat condition such as radiation damage, promoting the growth of cells through an increase in oxygen in the blood, promoting biological processes necessary for growth.