Do Hyperbaric Oxygen Treaments Heal Chronic Wounds?

Chronic Wounds A chronic wound is a disruption in the body’s tissue that is most commonly associated with the loss of skin and the underlying tissue, the loss of muscle, or the loss of bone. When there is a lack of oxygen it makes it difficult for the wound to heal. Hyperbaric Oxygen therapy (HBOT)…

How Does Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) Work?

What is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) HBOT is a medical treatment that enhances the body’s healing process by providing 100% pure oxygen in a chamber where atmospheric pressure is increased in a controlled environment. The air we normally breathe only contains 19-21% oxygen. During treatment, patients breathe 100% pure oxygen. The increased oxygen intake provided…

Sudden Hearing Loss and Hyperbarics

Sensorineural Hearing Loss Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Approval Status Yes Clearance by US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Yes Approval by the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS) Definition and Causes Sensorineural hearing loss, or nerve-related deafness, is a sudden or rapidly progressive loss of hearing related to problems with the inner ear and the nerves that connect…

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for Treatment of Diabetic Foot Ulcers

Every year, 1.9% of patients with diabetes develop foot ulcers. Of those, 15% to 20% undergo an amputation within 5 years of ulcer onset. During their lifetimes, an estimated 25% of diabetic patients develop a foot ulcer. This article discusses use of hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) in treating diabetic foot ulcers, presenting several case studies….

Treatment of Soft Tissue Necrosis with Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

One of the most common condition treated with Hyperbaric Medicine is tissue injury caused by radiation therapy for cancer of the head and neck. Wound healing requires oxygen delivery to the injured tissues. Radiation damaged tissue has lost blood supply and is oxygen deprived. Chronic radiation complications result from scarring and narrowing of the blood…

Lyme Disease

  Late disseminated Lyme comprises many debilitating symptoms and has been considered difficult to treat in the medical community. Symptoms include fever, flu-like symptoms, migraines, fatigue, muscle and joint aches seen in early stage Lyme, but are also accompanied by immune system dysfunction, nervous system abnormalities, chronic axonal polyneuropathy, or encephalopothy, cognitive disorders, sleep disturbance,…