Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is a non-invasive medical treatment that involves breathing pure oxygen in a pressurized environment. HBOT has gained recognition for its therapeutic benefits across various medical conditions. This therapy is administered in a hyperbaric chamber, where the increased pressure allows oxygen to dissolve into the bloodstream at higher concentrations, promoting healing and tissue regeneration. HBOT is known to enhance the body’s natural healing processes and has shown effectiveness in treating conditions such as decompression sickness, wounds that are slow to heal, carbon monoxide poisoning, radiation injuries, and certain infections. Furthermore, it has been reported to improve symptoms related to neurological disorders, such as traumatic brain injury and stroke. With its potential to accelerate recovery and alleviate symptoms across various health issues, hyperbaric oxygen therapy offers promising avenues for patients seeking alternative or adjunctive treatments.

  • How long does a hyperbaric oxygen therapy session last, and how many sessions are needed?

    Session durations and the number of sessions required can vary depending on the individual’s condition and treatment goals. Typically, sessions last from 60 to 90 minutes, and a series of treatments may be recommended for optimal results.

  • What can I expect during a hyperbaric oxygen therapy session?

    During an HBOT session, you will enter a pressurized chamber, where you’ll breathe pure oxygen through a mask or hood. The chamber’s pressure will gradually increase to the prescribed level, and you’ll remain inside for the duration of the treatment, typically relaxing or watching TV.

  • Are there any side effects of hyperbaric oxygen therapy?

    While HBOT is generally well-tolerated, some individuals may experience temporary side effects such as ear discomfort, sinus pressure, or mild fatigue. Serious complications are rare but can include oxygen toxicity, barotrauma, or changes in vision.

Have Any More Questions?

If you have any more questions about how you can experience hyperbaric oxygen therapy at Alpers Dental, give us a call or request a consultation!

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