Once your physician determines hyperbaric oxygen therapy, the next thing patients want to know is how and why hyperbaric oxygen therapy works.
Wound healing is a process with distinct stages in which many systems in our body work together. HBOT enhances these biological processes at every level, which results in faster recovery and better outcomes.
Inflammation is a natural part of healing. Its purpose is to fight infection. It is an early stage of the wound healing process, and is oxygen dependent.
The effects of HBOT* support and enhance the inflammatory process, which makes it shorter and helps wounds move more quickly to the next stage of healing.
Proliferation is the stage of the healing process when the body builds new tissue to fill in a wound. There are many different cells and systems that work together to repair all the different structures in our body, including blood vessels, bones, skin and scars.
The growth of replacement cells and function of repair systems depend on oxygen. The effects of HBOT* support and strengthen this healing phase.
Improving medical outcomes for patients is at the core of hyperbaric oxygen therapy.* In addition to supporting the biological healing processes, there are ways the effects of HBOT also support patient comfort during and after the healing process.
Do you think you may be a candidate for HBOT and want to know if your condition is one of the many medical conditions that can be treated? Schedule an appointment with your physician today!
Are you curious about details of going through the HBOT treatment process, such as:
Read the Patient FAQ to learn all the things you can expect when you and your doctor choose HBOT as part of your treatment plan.
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*Some of these statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Further evidence is needed before mechanisms of action are fully understood and additional medical conditions are approved for HBOT treatment.