Indications for Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Accepted problems for which HBOT is used include the following:

Air or gas embolism
Carbon Monoxide poisoning
Acute traumatic ischemia
Exceptional blood loss
Cyanide poisoning
Decompression sickness
Some non-healing wounds
Clostridial myonecrosis (gas gangrene)
Necrotizing infections
Chronic bone infections (osteomyelitis)
Radiation necrosis or side effect of radio-therapy
Compromised skin grafts and flaps
Thermal Burns wound
Acid burn wound
Diabetic foot wounds
Surgical wounds
Crush injuries
Compartment syndrome
Intracranial abscess (infection or pus in the brain)
Exceptional blood loss anaemia
Enhancement of healing in selected problem wounds
Sports injuries

 Hyperbaric oxygen also has been found to be helpful in a vast number of conditions, including the following:

  • Cerebral palsy
  • Stroke
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Head injuries and concussion
  • Infections of all types
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Attention Deficit Disorder
  • Autism
  • Cancer especially before chemotherapy. (It sensitize cancer cell to chemotherapy)
  • HIV
  • Trigeminal neuralgia
  • Raynaud’s phenomenon
  • Vascular disease
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Decreased immune function
  • Venomous bites
  • Before and after surgery
  • General wellness and Prevention
  • Backache
  • Baby and children (usually burnt wound or cerebral palsy) can also go into hyperbaric oxygen chamber together with their parent.

 

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