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Is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Really Good For Subdural Hematoma
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
I have a history of blood clots and had a subdural hematoma a year ago. Is hyperbaric oxygen therapy for a stem cell procedure for my back a bad idea?
Please read this : article on approved uses of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy vs. false claims of its efficacy. I'm not sure I understand what you've been told it will help, but it doesn't help " back problems" or a bleeding diathesis. It does, however, have potential side effects, some serious. See: www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/ucm364687.htm for the 13 approved uses for HBOT, false claims & side effects. ...Read more
It might: It is a very expensive trreatment but its greatest benefit is treating spinal injury asap. Read my blog "oxygen, the spark of life" you can google. Oxygen is the very root of energy metabolism and a great deal of energy is required for healing. But, like everything else, it has to be dosed. Too much oxygen is as bad as too little. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
All-cotton (100%)!: Cotton, being a natural fiber, is probably the most well-studied in the hyperbaric chamber. Compared to silk and synthetic fibers (which engender static electricity), cotton is considered the safest fiber in a _pressurized_ chamber containing 100% oxygen, waiting for a spark or heat to explode. We use special 100% cotton scrubs and static-free detergent for use in our chambers. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I am a massage therapist who specializes in neuromuscular therapy. I have two clients that are also using hyperbaric oxygen therapy, is this ok?
Hyperbaric oxygen: Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is delivered in a chamber. It can be single person chamber or a multiplace chamber. 100% oxygen is delivered within the chamber under pressures equal to 2 to 2.5 atmospheres of pressure depending on the medical problem that you physician is treating. This is equal to 33 feet of seawater in pressure. The treatments last two to 2.5 hours; they are done daily. ...Read more
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 2 more doctor answers
Variable: The answer is somewhat variable. The effects of hyperbaric oxygen can be immediate (in the case of carbon monoxide poisoning), but can be long - very long (for example, in the case of radiation cystitis). We usually wait about 1 month before seeing effects in diabetic wounds, but again this varies depending on the size of the wound, and its "complexity" (i.e., underlying medical conditions). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A scalp hematoma is a condition in which there has been bleeding between the scalp and the skull, and the blood is trapped under the scalp, forming a blood-filled bulge. Scalp hematomas usually resolve without treatment. They are more common in babies who needed vacuum-assisted deliveries, because vacuum on a baby's scalp can cause ...Read more
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