Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT)
Hyperbaric oxygen is a treatment in which patients breathe 100% oxygen inside a hyperbaric chamber at pressures greater than normal atmospheric (sea level) pressure.
Under these conditions of elevated oxygen levels and elevated ambient pressures, several beneficial effects are generated; effects that cannot be duplicated while breathing oxygen under atmospheric pressure. These effects provide the basis for a select number of applications, listed in the next column.
Hyperbaric oxygen is a commonly recognized treatment for the following conditions:
When injured or diseased tissues are exposed to hyperbaric doses of oxygen the following therapeutic effects can be realized: