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Does Mild Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Helps Injuries Heal Quickly
Possibly yes: The usefulness of hyperbaric oxygen therapy in healing chronic diabetic foot ulcer is well documented. There is only anecdotal evidence that hbo will help acute injuries heal. Inflammation is evident both in chronic wounds and in acute injury. Hbo is known to decrease inflammation so theoretically acute injuries should resolve more quickly with hbo. More study is needed before hbo use for injury. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (hbot) is, by definition, the administration of oxygen at greater than atmospheric pressure. There are many indications for this type of treatment: radiation injuries, wounds related to diabetes or poor circulation, and others. Hbot is delivered in 1 of 2 ways: a monochamber (1 patient at a time) or a multichamber (more than 1 patient). The ...Read more
There's no conclusive evidence that hyperbaric oxygen therapy — which involves breathing pure oxygen in a special pressurized chamber — improves the outcome of stroke: Some researchers theorize that increasing the supply of oxygen to the parts of the brain affected by stroke may reduce the extent of irreversible damage. But this has not been proved. Too few people have been studied to say whether hyperbaric oxygen therapy decreases the chance of dying or if it offers other benefits, such as improving the ability to perform everyday tasks. Although hyperbaric oxygen therapy has been found useful in the treatment of a number of conditions — such as decompression sickness and carbon monoxide poisoning — more research is needed to evaluate what, if any, role it plays in stroke treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Texas researchers have found that patients with long-standing but stable traumatic brain injury (tbi) show a general improvement in speech, memory and attention after undergoing a series of hyperbaric oxygen therapy treatments. Dr. Paul harch and colleagues presented their findings in seattle at the undersea and hyperbaric medical society annual scientific meeting. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Unknown for sure: There have been "reports" of success with hyperbaric oxygen (hbot) but no scientific studies have been published to back this up. Sometimes we have to ask "did the wound heal because of the treatment or despite the treatment!" you need to work together with a wound specialist and a nephrologist on this one. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Injury: Cold therapy ios best within the first 24 hours of an injury. The cold acts to numb the area, reducing pain. Additionally, the cold serves to reduce immediate inflammation due to an injury. Beyond 24 hours, however, warmth is a better means of dealing with muscular injuries. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
HBOT ; Chronic Fatig: One study "the efficacy of hyperbaric oxygen therapy in the management of chronic fatigue syndrome was suggestive of improvements but it was a very small study. I don't know how scientifically vigorous it was. http://www.ncbi.nih.gov/pubmed/23682549. Currently chronic fatigue syndrome is not an approved indication for hbot. (committee on hyperbaric oxygen therapy of the undersea ; hyperbaric med. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Controversial: There is still some controversy on this point. Some experts and some studies say yes. Others say no. My take on it is that everyone is different. If ice baths seem to help you recover more quickly, then use them. If not, do not use them. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Yes: We have used hbot for brain injuries of all types for over 10 years and have gotten excellent results. If i ever have a condition of this kind, an hbot chamber is one of the first places i want to be. Jain's textbook of hyperbaric medicine is a good starting place for info about the effects of hbot. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Not shown to help: The magnetic therapy products available to consumers have not been proven to help injuries. Little magnets are sometimes sewn into elastic braces. The elastic braces may help support one's limbs or joints, but magnets do not provide any additional benefits. However, life is very subjective, so if a person believes he is doing more to heal his injuries by using magnets, he may "see" faster healing. ...Read more
Can hyperbaric oxygen therapy be used to supplement normal diabetes management to protect limb health?
What height?: Research in wound healing would be the most helpful comparison & that only becomes impaired above 14,000 feet. At that level, decrease in oxygen to tissues is a problem, & soft tissue injury recovery would slow as well. The rise in stress hormones probably slow healing too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hyperbaric vs oxygen: No, it is not. Oxygen with a mask or nasal cannula supplied by a tank is not delivered under pressure. Hyperbaric chambers deliver oxygen under pressure so that the level of oxygen in the body tissues exceeds those values that oxygen is delivered via sea level. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It takes how long for lung to return to it's normal capacity after severe salt water inhalation syndrome that require ICU admission and MV ?
Depends: Some people recover quickly, while others take much longer or do not fully recover. It's best to follow closely with the doctor and have periodic xray and lung function test. Hopefully within a month or two. ...Read more
Yes, but....: A 'normal' diet is critical for proper healing and rehab. The answer to needing a protein supplement is probably no. Just be certain to eat a balanced diet and you should do well. If you have a diet that does not incorporate meat proteins or a decreased protein intake then you may need to supplement. Have fun and get better. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Blood flow: Using ice or other cold therapy after an injury helps to decrease the blood flow to the area which helps to decrease the amount of swelling and may dull the pain as well. Using heat later will increase blood flow to the area, hopefully carrying off the mediators of inflammation and may help loosen up the joint to facilitate regaining any lost motion. ...Read more
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