What is Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment?
Hyperbaric oxygen treatment is a therapy that comprises of breathing in oxygen in a room having high pressure. It is an optimal and deep rooted management-plan for decompression sickness, which is associated with scuba diving.
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy also helps treat - serious infections, wounds that fail to heal due to diabetes mellitus, damage because of radiation, and presence of bubbles of air in the blood vessels.
In the therapy room, air pressure is elevated to 3 times greater than normal air pressure. This helps your lungs to collect up to 3 times more quantity of oxygen, than the lungs would have absorbed if you were breathing in at normal pressure.
The blood transports this oxygen to the entire body, and stimulates the discharge of substances known as stem cells and growth factors, that encourage quick healing.