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When you suffer from a wound, your body quickly begins to heal itself. As impressive as the process is, it’s sometimes slower, particularly for more severe injuries and those with more severe issues.

Medical treatment that can help improve healing time is extremely beneficial. Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy offers just that.

What is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT)?

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy is a procedure that helps promote healing. When you hyper oxygenate tissues through HBOT treatment, the tissue becomes saturated with oxygen, stimulating healing and improving cell health and regeneration.

Hyperoxygenated tissues go through reepithelialization. Reepithelialization is the increase in epithelial cells that help close wounds and form a barrier on the skin. Whether these wounds are external or simply muscle fiber tears from strenuous workouts of athletic individuals, HBOT can benefit the needs of countless individuals.

According to a 2010 study, oxygen therapy can increase the wound closure rate by as much as 69 percent. This makes hyperbaric oxygen treatment especially beneficial to those who have conditions that make wound healing a slow process, such as those that suffer from diabetes or other ailments or those that have undergone corrective or plastic surgery and require expedited healing time to get back on their feet.

How HBOT Works

HBOT takes place in a hyperbaric chamber. Inside, the air is pressurized to about 2.5 times more than that of the atmosphere. This process gives your body the chance to bring more oxygen to your tissues and organs.

Oxygen has been described by doctors as a medication like any other. Your circulatory system typically carries oxygen to your wounds. HBOT allows the oxygen to go beyond your arteries and get deep into all levels of your tissues to promote healing. Additionally, during HBOT, your bloodstream gets supersaturated with oxygen, allowing for improved delivery of oxygenated blood cells to your organs and all areas of your body as well as reduce swelling and fluid buildup.

The high amount of oxygen stimulates the mitochondria in the cells. These cells provide you with energy. Stem cells or healing cells are attracted to the wounded area and healing becomes expedited.

Who Can Benefit from HBOT?

The benefits of hyperbaric treatment are almost limitless and far-reaching. Doctors agree that these include:

  • Surgical recovery
  • Skin grafts or skin flaps
  • Recovery from surgeries such as facelifts, breast augmentation, nasal reconstruction, and abdominal procedures
  • Wound healing
  • Burns
  • Neurological injuries to the brain or spinal cord
  • Diabetic induced food ulcers
  • Gangrene
  • Infection in the skin or bone
  • Poisoning due to carbon monoxide
  • Arterial gas embolism
  • Sudden deafness or vision loss
  • Cerebral abscess
  • Radiation trauma
  • Severe anemia
  • Crushing injury
  • Decompression issues

The elderly have much to gain from HBOT as well. As we age, our bodies experience many complications such as diabetes, heart issues, bone loss, circulation and a plethora of other problems. While some of these breakdowns are due to genetics, many connect to oxygen levels within the body. Without the proper oxygen levels, cells lack the energy to procreate and fight off infection and inflammation. It makes sense that a lack of cell energy would interfere with therapeutic and curative activity.

Additionally, secondary conditions such as infections that won’t heal due to diabetic concerns require an enhanced remedial action. Proactive seniors can use hyperbaric therapy to decrease swelling, soreness, and pain to promote health-giving strength.

What HBOT is Like

HBOT is much like being in your bed. Hyperbaric chambers are glass cylinders. You can see through the chamber, but a small area confines you. The experience is exceptionally unusual but very adaptable.

Many times the clinic will place a television in the room that you can watch through the chamber’s window. You can also communicate with a hyperbaric oxygen chamber technician who is nearby at all times to ensure your comfort and safety.

Feeling pressure on your ears is likely to occur. If this becomes bothersome, you can clear your ears by yawning, swallowing or closing and opening your eyes.

HBOT typically involves more than a single treatment. The duration and frequency of treatments may vary based on your goals and your doctor’s recommendation. This process may seem like a big commitment, but having a routine will allow you to get acquainted with the process. Integrating the session into your practice is worth it over time because the results will be remarkable.

Side Effects

At Benessair Health you will have a consultation with a board-certified physician and a certified HBO technician prior to your HBO treatment to address your specific needs, concerns and conditions.

Your Well-Being

Your body is good at healing itself, but sometimes it could use a boost. Since healing occurs in many different ways and areas inside your body, there are numerous benefits to be gained from HBOT.

Start Your Wellness Journey

Benessair Health provides evidence-based services from HBOT, infusion therapy, genetic testing, nutrition assistance, personal training, soft tissue manipulation, physical therapy, and much more. All medical services are under the watchful eye of a board-certified physician so you can rest assured you will receive the best support available.

Our premium specialties include cellular health, long-life, and a complete approach to our clients’ overall well-being. Now, more than ever, your health is vital to your longevity so start your wellness journey today. Contact Benessair Health at 480-479-4951 or schedule an appointment online to live better longer.

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