Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT)
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy or HBOT is a medical treatment where a patient receives 100% oxygen at an increased atmospheric pressure for a set duration of time. HBOT can treat a wide array of medical conditions including cardiovascular, central nervous system, gastrointestinal, infectious, musculoskeletal, and soft tissue conditions. The chamber itself looks like a miniature submarine. It has four small round windows and a camera for patient viewing. During these treatments, the elasticity of red blood cells is improved and the concentration of oxygen in the plasma increases, enabling better perfusion of oxygen to the patient’s tissues. Patients are treated at 1.5 or 2.0 atmospheres absolute (ATA) of pressure. A patient at 2 ATA has oxygen delivered at 20 times the rate of being in normal room air. Treatments are generally between 45 to 60 minutes, with 12 to 15 minutes prior to reach pressure, and another 12 to 15 minutes post to decompress. The treatment times and total number of treatments depend on the medical issue being treated.
Benefits of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
The benefits of HBOT include increased oxygen perfusion, decreased edema, and several actions tha...
HBOT is a non-invasive therapy that treats a wide array of conditions and offers a vast number of...
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) Case study of a treatable rare condition known as RUIN.