Wound is damage to the skin and/or the internal tissues and muscles on any part of the body. Wounds are broadly classified into closed and open wounds. Closed wounds refer to those injuries that have damaged the internal tissues but the skin remain intact or with very little visible damage. Examples of closed wounds are injuries that bleed internally, high impact thrust during an accident etc.
Gangrene is the death of tissues in the body. Clostridial Myonecrosis is one type of gas gangrene caused by the infection of Clostridium bacteria. It is often life threatening when treatment is delayed. The bacteria releases toxins into the skin cells, tissues and blood vessels that result in the death of the tissues and along with it, gas is released.
“Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy can improve heart functionality in healthy aging humans” – study conducted by Sagol Center for Hyperbaric Medicine and Research at Shamir Medical Center in B’er Ya’acov.
Actinomycosis is an infectious disease which can spread from one part of our body to another through the tissues. It can cause abscesses, pain and inflammation of the infected tissue. Actinomycosis is caused by bacterium that is already present in our bodies but in select places such as mouth, throat, digestive and urinary tracts. For any reason, if the bacterium is able to travel to different tissues of the body, it can cause the said conditions.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is a procedure where the patient/person is made to sit/lie down in a chamber filled with 100% Oxygen at 2 to 3 times the normal atmospheric pressure. As more Oxygen is taken in at higher pressures, more oxygen gets dissolved in the red blood cells and also in blood plasma and gets distributed to body organs, even with the existing lower number of RBC.
Did you know that world famous football player Chistiano Ronaldo took up HBOT to recover from his knee injury and he was able to recover faster than any other player with similar injury? When athletes train or play, they stress their body and push it off the limits to become a winner. After intense training or a game, their bodies require adequate time to recover to get ready for another session.
Men suffering from erectile dysfunction due to the damage of blood vessels are good candidates for treatment with HBOT. In a study performed on 30 men aged around 60 years who were suffering from erectile dysfunction were put on to 40 HBOT sessions. At the end of the study, erectile function was significantly improved by 88%.
Brain Stroke is a condition when a part of your brain dies off and the body parts controlled by that part don’t respond anymore. Not many things are known about a human brain and it’s exact functionality. Just like any other tissue or muscle in the body, brain tissues also need continuous supply of blood and oxygen for survival and functioning. Cut off the blood supply to any part of the brain and that part dies off in a matter of minutes.
HBOT helps in angiogenesis that ensures perfect health to the ovaries, eggs and the uterus.
Healthy egg means, better fertilization and healthy uterus ensures better implanted embryo and it’s development into a baby.
In a study performed on patients suffering from fibromyalgia, who were not able to get their symptoms under control with conventional drug therapies were picked and put under trials. The study put the individuals through 20 hyperbaric sessions at a pressure of 2.5 times that of atmospheric pressure. The result in most individuals was highly encouraging as the pain significantly came down.