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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