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Benefits of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

The benefits of HBOT include increased oxygen perfusion, decreased edema, and several actions that help the patient fight infection. Since the patient is in 100% oxygen under pressure, the benefits of pressure and oxygen are combined. Increased pressure decreases gas bubble size, while pure oxygen has vasoconstrictive and diffusion effects.  The constriction of the blood vessels reduces edema, which significantly aids in wound healing. Diffuse oxygen in the tissues removes toxins and is readily available for biological use. HBOT helps fight infection by supporting hypoxic tissue, increasing the efficiency of white blood cells, inhibiting bacterial growth and release of some bacterial endotoxins, and by increasing the effectiveness of antibiotics.