Ample amounts of oxygen are critical to cellular health. Without it, wounds have trouble healing, and chronic health problems can occur. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is an FDA-approved treatment that can help deliver an increased amount of oxygen to inflamed or injured tissue. If you’re interested in trying hyperbaric oxygen therapy in Denver, this guide will tell you everything you need to know about this innovative therapy.
How does hyperbaric oxygen therapy work?
During an HBOT session, the patient lies on an inclined table inside a pressurized chamber or room filled with 100% pure oxygen. The increased concentration of oxygen causes more oxygen molecules to dissolve into the bloodstream.
As these dissolved oxygen molecules enter the capillaries, they are carried through the circulatory system until they reach their destination - the tissue where healing is needed. Once there, the oxygen stimulates cell growth and can speed up the healing process.
Who can benefit from HBOT?
Anyone who needs a faster healing time following surgery, chemotherapy, or radiation treatment may benefit from HBOT. People suffering from carbon monoxide poisoning, cyanide poisoning, decompression sickness, gas gangrene, osteomyelitis, flesh-eating diseases, chronic infections, and diabetic wounds can also benefit from this therapy.
Though HBOT is not yet FDA-approved for the following conditions, studies suggest it can also help treat chronic conditions such as arthritis, cancer, heart failure, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s Disease, stroke, traumatic brain injuries, and more.
Are there any side effects associated with hyperbaric oxygen therapy?
There are no known side effects related to hyperbaric oxygen therapy. However, you should always check with your doctor before beginning any new treatments. Some people may experience mild discomfort during the first few sessions, but most people describe it as a relaxing experience. Some even nap during their treatment sessions.
What's the science behind HBOT?
In contrast, when someone receives HBOT, hundreds of millions of erythrocytes move through the body each minute. Because of this large number of moving cells, HBOT promotes rapid recovery from illness and trauma.
What do I need to know about getting started?
You should consult with your physician before trying HBOT if you're pregnant, nursing, taking medications, or have medical problems. You'll want to tell him/her what kind of care you plan to receive and how often you expect to go to the clinic. Your physician will determine whether you meet all the requirements for receiving HBOT services. He/she will then refer you to a local provider and you can schedule your appointment.
Is HBOT safe?
HBOT is completely safe. No harmful chemicals are used in this non-invasive and drug-free therapy. At most, patients may have electrodes attached to their bodies.
How much does it cost?
Here at Functional Recovery & Enhancement, we offer HBOT at an affordable rate. Our most popular package includes 20 sessions at $100/session—one of the most affordable rates in Denver. And if you bring another person, the second person is half price.
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