At Advanced Regenerative Therapy, our goal is to take the best possible care of our clients. One of the ways we accomplish this is by offering hyperbaric oxygen therapy. Here’s what you need to know about this life-changing treatment.
What is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy?
Traditionally, hyperbaric oxygen therapy was used to treat decompression sickness in scuba divers. However, this treatment can be used to correct a number of medical concerns, such as severe anemia, sudden deafness, bone or skin infections, and non-healing wounds, like diabetic foot ulcers. It involves breathing pure oxygen in a hyperbaric oxygen therapy chamber pressurized to 29.4 to 44.1 pounds of atmospheric pressure per square inch.
How HBOT Works
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy works by delivering oxygen-rich plasma to damaged tissues in desperate need of oxygen. This oxygen-rich plasma helps the damaged tissues heal themselves.
While oxygen usually circulates throughout the body after it is absorbed by the lungs, when you inhale pure oxygen, it is dissolved in the blood. When your blood is rich in oxygen, it can deliver nutrients and healing growth factors to areas in need despite otherwise poor circulation.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Treatment?
If your blood sugar and blood pressure fall within a healthy range, there is a very good chance HBOT will be right for you. Here’s a closer look at some of the signs this treatment is appropriate for you.
You’re Looking for Rapid Wound Healing
You don’t have time to slow down your life waiting for an injury or wound to heal. You don’t have to put your life on hold while waiting for your body to heal itself if you get hyperbaric oxygen therapy. You simply have to carve an hour or two out of your hectic schedule for an HBOT session and you will be back at the top of your game in no time.
You Want To Take Fewer Medications
If you suffer from an uncomfortable or painful medical condition, such as edema, there is a good chance you are taking a number of medications. With HBOT, your body will heal itself faster and your pain is reduced. Depending on the severity of the medical condition you suffer from, you may be able to stop taking pain medications and medications to treat your condition after just one session.
You’ve Been Diagnosed With Dementia
According to studies conducted by the World Health Organization, National Institute on Aging, and Alzheimer’s Association, 5.7 million Americans suffer from dementia annually. Approximately 60 to 70% of these dementia cases are due to Alzheimer’s disease. The vast majority of the other 30 to 40% of dementia cases are made up of vascular dementia.
While researchers are still working to discover all of the potential applications of HBOT, it has been proven in clinical trials that this therapy treats both dementia caused by Alzheimer’s and vascular dementia. Among the dementia-related benefits, you can enjoy following this therapy are an improved ability to:
- Make plans
- Recall long-term memories
- Form short-term memories
You’re Addicted to Opiates
Occasionally, people become addicted to opiates to fill an emotional need. However, most people become addicted to opiates after taking legitimate prescriptions to ease the pain. Over time, people who take opiates regularly become physically addicted and dependent. When physical addiction and dependency occur, each subsequent dose becomes less effective.
If you’re looking to break the cycle of opiate addiction, you’re probably wondering how you can stop despite physical withdrawals. For many, HBOT is the answer. It can treat such physical and psychological withdrawal symptoms as hand tremors, whole-body shakes, anxiety, and bowel incontinence.
You Want To Support Your Immune System
Your health is of the utmost importance. Whether you only have to take care of yourself or you have a family depending on you, you don’t have time to slow down and recover from an illness. HBOT is a great way to boost your immune system whether you are worried about cold and flu season or you’re about to travel. Furthermore, the severity and duration of your symptoms can be reduced significantly if you get HBOT if you’re already sick.
The high concentration of oxygenated plasma delivered to your tissues will help you fight infections from bacteria and viruses. Additionally, this therapy can disable toxic bacteria that have already taken hold so they can’t replicate in your body. Regardless of how strong you think your immune system is, we strongly recommend HBOT to give your immune system a boost.
You Have Swelling and Inflammation
While we mentioned edema briefly, we would like to make clear HBOT is undoubtedly the best therapy for edema relief. Whether your edema is in your calves or elsewhere, you can’t get any better relief with alternative therapies. Additionally, we mentioned pain briefly. We’d like to expand upon this a bit.
What makes HBOT special is it can treat any type of pain, including acute, subacute, and chronic musculoskeletal pain.
Additionally, it has been clinically proven that this therapy is most effective in the extremities, including the fingers, hands, forearms, toes, ankles, feet, and calves. Due to the purity of the oxygen you inhale during your treatment, circulation is improved drastically. The combination of improved circulation and extra oxygen results in rapid, life-changing pain relief.
You Suffer From Sexual Dysfunction
HBOT can also benefit men suffering from sexual dysfunction. Older men who struggle to achieve or maintain an erection often have hormonal issues. Younger men who suffer from sexual dysfunction most commonly have poor circulation in the pelvic region. HBOT can treat sexual dysfunction caused by poor circulation by encouraging your body to grow new blood vessels. This results in improved circulation in the groin and pelvis.
Help Your Body Help Itself Today
Regardless of the medical concerns you are experiencing, there is a very good chance you can benefit from hyperbaric oxygen therapy. To discover whether this treatment can help your body help itself, please give us a call at Advanced Regenerative Therapy today to schedule an evaluation. We hope to see you soon.