Thursday, November 19, 2009

WHAT CONDITIONS DOES HBOT TREAT?

The short answer are the conditions listed below:


The longer answer is more dependent on Third Party Reimbursements. Most Third Parties reimburse following Medicare's Reimbursement Schedule, which is less than optimal and less than is medically acceptable.

For example, Diabetic Foot Wounds must be a Wagner III (infected to the bone AND non-healing for over 30 days) in order for Medicare to Reimburse, but Insurance Companies reimburse for Wagner II wound grades.

The difference is significant given that once a Diabetic Foot Wound patient has an amputation (the end results of many Wagner III level wounds) they live, on average approximately 5 years. This is a mortality rate higher than many Cancers.

However, when even Wagner III Diabetics are about to undergo Amputation, they still have 75% probability of full healing when given HBOT. Further, they are far healthier and have a much less chance of coming back in with a Diabetic Foot Wound because HBOT actually reverses some or much of the blood vessel damage that has occurred.

In short, HBOT heals the non-healing wound and leaves the patient in a much healthier state.

Now, given the morbidity of patients undergoing amputation, can you imagine a cancer drug being denied to patients that could save 75% of their lives?

Can you imagine any drug for any condition that could reverse an almost absolute 5 years morbidity that was not provided?

Similarly, HBOT is the only therapy to treat and reverse radiation tissue damage, including Osteoradionecrosis. Many cancer patients receive high doses of radiation to kill cancer cells, and then end up with capillary damage that impedes normal good tissue health. Gradually the tissues suffer and die, creating substantial problems.

HBOT actually signals our DNA and causes new blood vessels to grow in these hypoxic (low levels of oxygen) wounds. HBOT causes fast healing because it forces oxygen into areas that lack it, and cause tissue healing from wounds inside outward, and from the outside inward.

Also, HBOT causes an 800% increase in natural Stem Cells which also aide in healing; while boosting and improving the patients immune system, to fight of any infections that are interfering with healing.

Overall, oxygen is directly used in over 200 subcellular metabolisms many of which are compromised in non-healing wounds.

Next - Brain Injuries as Non-healing Wounds and HBOT

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Friday, November 13, 2009

What is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapies

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) increases pressures (baric) greater (hyper) than sea level atmospheric pressure, with 100% Oxygen. This enhances the body’s natural-healing process virtually risk free. Hyperbaric Medicine evolved from efforts to help divers exposed to high pressures who developed problems which were mostly Nitrogen bubbles in their blood vessels.

Hyperbaric Medicine is a medical specialty of one of the most studied drugs in the world. HBOT is supported by over 6,000 leading American studies. Today, HBOT is FDA and Medicare Approved for use to treat conditions like Air Embolism, Excessive Blood Loss, Bone Infections, Burns, Carbon Monoxide Poisoning (smoke inhalation), Crush Injuries, Decompression Sickness, Gangrene, Soft Tissue Infections, Intracranial Abscess, Non-healing Wounds, Radiation Tissue Damage, and Skin Grafts.

Other conditions that show evidence of HBOT value as a treatment include: stroke (cerbrovascular accident), head injury (cerebral edema/coma), cerebral palsy, bone-fracture, acute retinal artery occlusion, migraine & cluster headaches, chronic fatigue-syndrome (CFS), sports injuries, AIDS, sickle cell anemia crisis, acute spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis (MS), Lyme disease, diabetic retinopathy, colitis, diabetic foot ulcers, and plastic/reconstructive surgery (preparation and recovery).

While these conditions are-considered off-label indications for HBOT, there is stronger scientific evidence for a-number of these indications than there is for almost half of all the approved indications; nevertheless, because these conditions are off-label, by law no claims can be made.

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