Chronic wounds or wounds that won’t heal due to insufficient arterial blood supply require advanced care. HBOT or Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy is one of the advanced wound care methods that can used to complement your current treatment, or as a major treatment itself.
HBOT is also commonly used for decompression sickness, a side effect of scuba diving, as well as conditions that involve serious infections or air bubbles in the blood vessels.
For above conditions, HBOT is an effective treatment option that will be covered by most health insurance plans.
However, HBOT is also used to treat several other medical issues. While they have not been formally “accepted” by the FDA, they are considered “off-label” uses.
The “off-label” certification from the FDA means that a certain drug or procedure is capable of treating more than just what it was originally intended for. For example, if a drug is accepted by the FDA to relieve high blood pressure, but doctors start to notice that the drug also lowers cholesterol, then cholesterol would be considered an “off-label” indication for the drug.
The same theory applies to HBOT.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is a non-invasive medical treatment that involves the use of high pressure oxygen to facilitate the treatment of a range of diseases and health conditions. The cells in your body require sufficient oxygen to repair, preserve, and improve cellular function.
With HBOT, you breathe 100 percent oxygen in a closed, pressurized chamber, which results in:
The treatment usually ranges from 60-90 minutes per session, though you may need multiple treatments depending on your condition and response to treatment.
Oxygen therapy can be used either as a primary or adjuvant therapy for a range of medical conditions. It is helpful for people suffering from inflammatory condition or any other condition that can be improved by optimizing blood supply to vital tissues and organs.
You can benefit from HBOT if:
Some claustrophobic patients may have concerns with the treatment, but most patients are usually comfortable with the treatment, as they can see outside in all directions. Furthermore, one of our clinical team members will be present during the entire treatment. If you are still anxious about the treatment, your doctor can prescribe a medicine to help you relax.
Consult with our Hyperbaric Medicine specialist, Dr. Haimesh Shah of Center for Vein Wellness, to determine if hyperbaric oxygen therapy is appropriate for you and how it can be integrated into your treatment protocol.
For more information, please contact us @ 1.844.77.VEINS or contact us online here.
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