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What is the efficacy of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) in addiction treatment?

Severe and long-term alcohol or drug use often leads to loss of brain function relating to cell death. Research indicates that Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) can help accelerate brain recovery and assist addicts whose brains have been damaged from years of substance abuse. Oxygen is the natural antibiotic of the body. It helps the damaged bodies of […]

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How does Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy help heal the brain?

What is HBOT? HBOT involves breathing oxygen in a pressurized chamber in which the atmospheric pressure is raised up to three times higher than normal. Under these conditions, your lungs can gather up to three times more oxygen than would be possible breathing oxygen at normal air pressure. HBOT works as its name implies – hyper (more […]

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How does Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy benefit the older adult patient?

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy: A Brief History and Review of its Benefits and Indications for the Older Adult Patient  www.managedhealthcareconnect.com/article/hyperbaric-oxygen-therapy-brief-history-and-review-its-benefits-and-indications-older-adult Affiliations: 1Department of Medicine, Division of Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD; 2University of Maryland Medical Center and GRECC, Baltimore VA Medical Center, Baltimore, MD Abstract: Hyperbaric oxygen (HBO2) therapy has long […]

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What is the effect of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) on Scleroderma?

The Effect of Hyperbaric Oxygen on Scleroderma hyperbaricstudies.com/research-studies/the-effect-of-hyperbaric-oxygen-on-scleroderma/ 10/15/2013 Background: Scleroderma is an autoimmune condition in which collagen deposits in abnormally high concentration in the subcutaneous tissue and other areas of the body. In some cases, this restricts blood supply to the skin and prevents normal wound healing. Wounds fester and become infected, decreasing oxygen […]

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What factors should be considered when seeking a provider of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy?

When seeking a provider of hyperbaric oxygen therapy: Inquire about the chambers they use – how old are they?  what kind are they (mono or multi place chambers…reference earlier blog regarding the difference between the the two types of chambers) Ensure the provider is conducting routine maintenance on the chambers – are service records available? Hyperbaric technicians […]

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How is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for Wound Healing, also Anti-Aging?

HBOT: WOUND HEALING IS ANTI-AGING The key to Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy is its ability to reverse hypoxia and decrease inflammation, which are often the core etiology of any wound. HBOT heals wounds no matter where they are in the body by accelerating all stages of wound healing. It works by modulating the transcription of over […]

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Why is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy beneficial for Athletes with sports related injuries?

HYPERBARIC OXYGEN THERAPY FOR ATHLETES It doesn’t matter if you’re a high school soccer player, professional football quarterback, or Spartan race warrior on the weekends—suffering from an injury is common among athletes and can affect your everyday quality of life if not immediately treated. Many athletes forget what it’s like to feel “normal” after dealing […]

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SO, WHAT EXACTLY IS A HYPERBARIC CHAMBER?

In short, a hyperbaric chamber is a pressurized vessel. The amount of pressure depends upon the patient’s needs, the condition being treated and the patient’s response to treatment. Patients are treated either in an individual chamber, called a monoplace hyperbaric chamber, or in one that can hold several people, called a multiplace hyperbaric chamber. An alternative […]

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What is the history of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy?

History of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) Since the origins and development of hyperbaric therapy and diving medicine are closely tied, the use of compressed gas in medicine actually has ancient roots. We don’t know much about the origins of diving. But as far back as 4500 B.C. free-diving (breath-holding dives) for mother-of-pearl was a distinct […]

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How does Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) Effect Blood Flow?

Normal blood flow  There is 21% oxygen in the air that we breathe, and our lungs transfer this oxygen to our red blood cells (via hemoglobin). These oxygen-filled red blood cells are carried around the body by the plasma (fluid), which travels through the blood vessels. The oxygen diffuses into the surrounding tissue ensuring that […]

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