Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) – Safe & Effective Therapy
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) or simply referred to as hyperbaric medicine, therapy, or treatment that is a revolutionary kind of therapy and has ample use in treatment of many types of disorders. This therapy is very popular, and number of scientific studies have also been conducted on this therapy. The outcome of various studies has proved this treatment to be safe and effective from different perspectives. Hyperbaric therapy doesn’t involve use of harsh medications that are associated with potential side-effects. The main component in this treatment is the oxygen or rather say pure oxygen at about three times high pressure than normal pressure at sea level.
Health conditions for which HBOT is recommended
This therapy is simple, but its benefits are very large, and number of disorders can be safely treated by a simple use of oxygen element in HBOT. There is quite an extensive list of health conditions or disorders for which this treatment is applied, and all these conditions are difficult to mention, but some of them are anemia, radiation injury, crushing injury, skin graft, nonhealing diabetic foot ulcer, skin infection, carbon monoxide poisoning, vision loss, brain abscess, burn, air bubbles in blood vessel, decompression sickness, gangrene, and deafness. HBOT is a suggested treatment in the above conditions.
Health conditions for which HBOT effectiveness is not confirmed
There are certain health conditions for which HBOT is used but its effectiveness is yet to be ascertained. These conditions are asthma, AIDS/HIV, autism, cancer, cerebral palsy, Bell’s palsy, brain injury, depression, Alzheimer’s disease, migraine, heart disease, heart stroke, allergies, arthritis, hepatitis, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, sports injury, spinal cord injury, gastrointestinal ulcers, cirrhosis, and fibromyalgia. Number of studies have been conducted so far and studies and research work are in progress to find effectiveness of hyperbaric therapy in these conditions. The outcome of this continued research will obviously provide some positive evidence of HBOT use in more conditions in future.