What is hyperbaric oxygenation treatment indicated for?

Hyperbaric Oxygenation Treatment (HBOT) is a non-invasive method that provides oxygen in high concentrations in a pressurized hyperbaric chamber at 1.45 atmospheres. Inside the chamber the patient breathes oxygen close to 100%, which will be transported through the blood, reaching, in greater concentration, all the tissues of the body, even those damaged.

These are some of the specialties for which it is indicated:

Medical Clinic: Hyperbaric oxygen has been shown to have anti-inflammatory, healing and tissue repair effects, in addition to increasing the blood flow of the central and peripheral nervous system and having an important beneficial effect on neurotransmitters. This makes Hyperbaric Medicine a specially indicated treatment for fibromyalgia. It reduces, reverses and even eliminates its symptoms.

Pathologies:

  • Fibromyalgia
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Migraines
  • Tinnitus. Sudden deafness and vertiginous syndromes

Wounds: there are wounds especially difficult to treat and cure that are subject to hyperbaric oxygenation treatment. Its anti-inflammatory and bactericidal effect adds to the fact that hyperbaric oxygen favors the stimulation of collagen (fundamental in the healing of wounds and tissue repair), the formation of new blood vessels and the formation of stem cells.

Pathologies:

  • Fournier gangrene (infectious disease characterized by a necrotizing action that affects very quickly and that appears in the perineal, genital and perianal areas)
  • Eschars
  • Post-surgical wounds
  • Grafts
  • Diabetic foot
  • Burns
  • Ulcers

Sports Medicine: Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is ideal for people who practice sports and for patients with injuries caused by their practice. Its use accelerates recovery after a competition, in addition to optimizing training, strength and muscle volume. On the other hand, hyperoxia makes the recovery and rehabilitation of tissues, injuries of ligaments, tendons, muscles and joints faster and more effective.

Pathologies:

  • Tendon and ligament injuries
  • Muscular injuries
  • Post-exercise recovery
  • Subacute and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Neurology: hyperbaric chamber therapy increases cerebral blood flow, decreases edema, improves the repair processes of injured tissues, has beneficial effects on some neurotransmitters and increases the flow of oxygen in the central nervous system.

For Parkinson’s, it has been observed that all this reduces the tremor and rigidity characteristic of the disease.

Pathologies:

  • Stroke and Stroke
  • Alzheimer disease
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Spinal Cord Injuries

Children’s neurology: in children aids to axonal regeneration (neuronal connection) both at the level of the central and peripheral nervous systems. In addition, it decreases cerebral edema, attenuates motor deficit, decreases the risk of sequelae and stimulates blood flow, avoiding cerebral circulatory disorders. It also improves motor function and control of the final motor (coordination of muscle movements of small parts of the body, such as fingers).

Pathologies:

  • Autistic spectrum
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Generalized Development Disorder (group of disorders that affect the growth of children in the first years of their life)

Oncology: the hyperbaric chamber in which the treatment is performed generates a hyperoxia so strong that it reaches all the cells of the body, including the tumor cells. Oxygen at such a high pressure means that they can decrease their growth and even favor their reduction. In addition, it is also indicated after treatments with radiotherapy, to help a faster cell regeneration.

Oncological patients have a better tolerance to treatments, thus improving their quality of life.

Pathologies:

  • Radiotherapy
  • Chemotherapy
  • Tumors

Rehabilitation: the increase in the amount of oxygen in the blood produces an increase in cerebral blood flow, has anti-inflammatory effects, reduces edema, improves the repair processes of injured tissues, has beneficial effects on neurotransmitters and makes the central nervous system consume more oxygen All these mechanisms accelerate the recovery and rehabilitation processes.

Pathologies:

  • Muscular, osteoarticular, post-surgical and traumatic injuries
  • Rehabilitation of neurological patients: Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s
  • Rehabilitation after Stroke
  • Trauma with brain damage

Rheumatology: hyperbaric oxygenation treatment’s rapidity to reach the cells achieves greater efficiency in the inflammatory processes and in the regeneration of the tissues necessary for the improvement of the symptomatology of rheumatic diseases.

Pathologies:

  • Arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Scleroderma (immunological disease characterized by hardening of the skin but which can also affect the internal organs of the body)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Vasculitis (inflammation of blood vessels)

Traumatology: Hyperbaric therapy is fully indicated for any trauma or injury of bone, ligament or articular origin. The high level of oxygen in the blood favors the regeneration of tissues, the recovery and creation of new capillaries and. This type of therapy has proven effective in this type of pathologies, being today considered a part of the recovery processes of elite athletes from large sports clubs.

Pathologies:

  • Articular and ligament diseases
  • Grafts
  • Osteomyelitis (inflammation of the bone marrow and bone)
  • Rehabilitation
  • Pre and post-surgical treatments
  • Trauma / Injury

Source

https://www.lamilagrosa.com/especialidades/unidad-de-medicina-hiperbarica/

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