Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy or in short HBOT is a medical procedure which is commonly used for brain rehabilitation and mitigating cognitive impairments.
The Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy operates at a higher pressure when compared to atmospheric pressure. It is an effective treatment, which boosts the healing process of our body through a pressure chamber. This equipment, which is capable of producing 100% of oxygen, is often performed by a professional personnel. While conducting the treatment, the concerned trained personnel frequently monitor the patient for any sorts of variations in the oxygen supply. The pressure can be regulated as and when required.
This medical treatment is also widely used to cure medical conditions such as gas gangrene and carbon monoxide poisoning. A recent study conducted by a team of health care professionals revealed the fact that this therapy is very helpful in warding-off chronic diseases like cognitive impairments, brain rehabilitation, cerebral palsy and multiple stenosis.
According to a standard procedure, the oxygen is supplied to the body through red blood cells. However, HBOT allows the oxygen to be supplied to each part of the body including plasma, lymph, bone and even the central nervous system. As a result, the oxygen is absorbed by the damaged tissues. It promotes the growth of white blood cells thereby wiping out bacteria and minimizing swelling.
The HBOT helps in enhancing the quality of life of individuals who are affected with chronic diseases such as strokes, cerebral palsy and cognitive impairments and head injuries. People with acute diabetes, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy would be very helpful in the recovery of limbs affected by ulcers. A foot ulcer is the result of inadequate blood circulation and damaged nerves, which may necessitate the amputation of the limb. According to a study conducted by the Center for the disease control and prevention, majority of the amputation are for people afflicted with uncontrolled diabetes.
A large number of people resorting to hyperbaric therapy are those suffering from intense bone tissue damage which is the result of excessive radiation treatment for cancer. Radiation Therapy is indeed one of the recommended treatments to destroy cancer cells but at the same time, it might even damage the blood vessels.
What are the different types of pressure chambers?
Monoplace and Multiplace are the two major types of pressure chambers. Out of which Monoplace chambers can accommodate a single person whereas Multiplace chambers are meant for accommodating multiple patients at a time. The only difference is that the oxygen is delivered through a mask or a hood.
How should we prepare for the treatment?
Owing to the sterile nature of the chamber, the patients are only allowed to wear cotton clothes with no other cosmetic make-up. Prior to the treatment, the patients should refrain from drinking alcohol or carbonated drinks. The patients would be monitored and ascertained to check whether prescribed medications are used. Comparatively, experience has shown that the Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy is safe and effective.…