Hyperbaric Medicine is successfully used in the medical field to treat the following conditions:
- Skin and soft tissues diseases
- Diseases of the circulatory system
- Osteo-articular and muscular system disorders
- Respiratory diseases
- Digestive disorders
- Diseases of the kidney
- Central nervous system disorders
- Peripheral nervous system disorders
- Adjuvant pain therapy
- Adjuvant cancer therapy
- Adjuvant treatment of addictions
- Treatment before and after surgery
Hyperbaric medicine helps a lot before and after surgery.
The effect of the therapy is that the body becomes hyper oxygenated. When tissue and cartilage are subject to scalpel, blood vessels that carry (vital) oxygen to the surgical site are damaged. It may appear swellings and bruises (accumulation of excess fluid in the tissues) as the body’s natural reaction to trauma and prevention of diffusing the oxygen into the damaged tissue. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy speeds up the healing by additional intake of oxygen to the cells. Customers who do these therapy sessions before and after surgery, heal up to 80% faster than other patients and their scars are greatly reduced, because the body has the needed oxygen to recover itself. This therapy improves the healing, delivering oxygen to tissues, cartilages and blood vessels destroyed by the surgical intervention.
Cells that do not receive enough oxygen, heal slowly or die and stand in the way of recovery. Any surgery weakens the immune system and increases the chances of infection. When cells responsible for protecting the body against infections encounter a bacteria, they need oxygen surplus to fight and kill the harmful agent. When these cells do not have enough oxygen, the bacteria overwhelm the immune system and infection occurs. Hyperbaric medicine helps healing and strengthens the immune system. Doing this therapy prior to surgery increases the body’s ability to respond to trauma and to fight the infectious agents that can proliferate rapidly in a wound. HBOT before surgery, floods the body with oxygen and helps smokers to eliminate carbon monoxide and other toxic gases introduced by smoking.
After surgery, this therapy increases the amount of oxygen in tissues and damaged cells, accelerating recovery and reducing the chance of infection. Swellings, bruises disappear more quickly and scars shrinks considerably. It also helps physical and psychical heal.