Recent scientific studies have proven that many injuries and illnesses involve the lack of oxygen-rich blood. As a result, oxygen is unable to travel to affected areas of the body. This lack of oxygen is called hypoxia.
The most prevalent condition is the case of diabetes. Here, slowed circulation makes it difficult for oxygen-rich red blood cells to reach wounded areas of the skin. As a result, these injuries heal slowly or do not heal at all.
HBOT is being used to treat many different medical conditions and injuries by increasing the level of oxygen in the tissues. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is a stand-alone treatment or a procedure that can enhance the action of medicines, such as antibiotics. In all circumstances, it is advisable to consult a doctor or health care professional before undergoing HBOT.