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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?

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

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Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (Definition)

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


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Is HBOT therapy advised for stroke patients?

Is HBOT therapy advised for stroke patients?

Hyper-baric oxygen: We use for ischemic limbs to prevent amputation, and find some utility in bad infections. Some research has been done in stroke, and occasional acute cases have responded, but oxygen treatment for stroke remains controversial and so far, not in main stream. ...Read more

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Rephrasing: what are risks (beyond barotrauma) of being in high pco2 atmosphere at 2.4 ata? Presumably pco2 diffuses as o2 would in hbot? Dangers?

Rephrasing:  what are risks (beyond barotrauma) of being in high pco2 atmosphere at 2.4 ata? Presumably pco2 diffuses as o2 would in hbot? Dangers?

Breathing into a bag: This could be like breathing into a bag, your expired co2 is much higher than the atmosphere, but at high atmosphere pressure you could possible get neuro effects or a heart arrythmia from respiratory acidosis. ...Read more

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Is HBOT safe technique.Can it harm or degrade the patient health who is suffering from stroke?

Is HBOT safe technique.Can it harm or degrade the patient health who is suffering from stroke?

Relatively safe: About 2% can have ear trauma. There are other issues like sinus trauma, and pneumothoraces(collapsed lungs). Probably the most concerning adverse effect, are seizures, but they are rare, on the order of 1 seizure in every 10,000-100,000 treatments. ...Read more

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Hbot: caretaker in chamber w/ pt breathes room air at 2.4 ata + pt exhaled pco2. No o2 mask provided for caretaker. What are risks to latter?

Hbot: caretaker in chamber w/ pt breathes room air at 2.4 ata + pt exhaled pco2.  No o2 mask provided for caretaker.  What are risks to latter?

Ear pain or popping: The care taker will experience similar feeling to being in an airplane. Since the caretaker is not using a mask he is not breathing 100% oxygen. Hence no risk of oxygen toxicity. ...Read more

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What is hyperbaric oxygen therapy (hbot)?

What is hyperbaric oxygen therapy (hbot)?

O2 under pressure: The oxygen that you breath while under pressure in an hbo chamber is acting like a drug. There are a myriad of effects of this. The most important effect is to get oxygen to tissues that are failing because of a lack of oxygen. The pressure helps force o2 into the tissues where circulation may be poor. Also increased circulation of stem cells has been reported with hbo. ...Read more

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Is hyperbaric oxygen therapy {hbot} generally recommended to heal renal {kidney} disease?

Is hyperbaric oxygen therapy {hbot} generally recommended to heal renal {kidney} disease?

No: Hyperbaric oxygen is used in a few llimited scenarios...But chronic or acute kidney disease are not one of those scenarios. That being said, I am sure there are some people out there doing it. ...Read more

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Hyperbaric chamber and allergy asthma I have a clinic in vt that dose mild hbot what can happen of i scuba dive or use the chamber thanks chad ?

Hyperbaric chamber and allergy asthma I have a clinic in vt that dose mild hbot what can happen of i scuba dive or use the chamber thanks chad ?

I am not sure: Exactly what you are asking and what you mean by "mild hbot". There is formal hyperbaric medicine with physicians meeting the undersea and hyperbaric medicine society minimum certifications and there are charlatans promoting hyperbarics without cetification. Scuba diving and hyperbarics should not be taken lightly as they both place you in an un-natural environment and require proper environment. ...Read more

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I get migraines daily use excedrine to treat them I am asthmatic and seizure ADHD Asperger autism and want to try mild hbot is that safe for asthmatic?

Daily migraines: I'm not sure what hbot is. Perhaps hyperbaric oxygen therapy? Regardless, person to ask about safety of some proposed medication/treatment/surgery as it applies to you is person suggesting it for you. In other words, ask whoever is going to provide you w/hbot what they know w/regards to use in asthma. In meantime, check out http://goo.Gl/b4ay9 for options for (non)prescription migraine prevention. ...Read more

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Can somebody tell me how can hyperbaric oxygen therapy(hbot) treat diabetic foot ulcers?

By definition: all wounds are ischemic. meaning they don't have enough oxygen for healing. HBOT super-saturates the wound increasing the chance for healing. ...Read more

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What is hyperbaric oxygen therapy?

What is hyperbaric oxygen therapy?

Definition: 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 efficacy is the same. ...Read more

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Can you explain hyperbaric oxygen therapy?

Can you explain hyperbaric oxygen therapy?

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

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Do you know about hyperbaric oxygen therapy?

Do you know about hyperbaric oxygen therapy?

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

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Who benefits in a hyperbaric oxygen therapy?

> 12 FDA approved : Indications. The committee on hyperbaric oxygen therapy of the undersea ; hyperbaric medicine recommends hyperbaric oxygen can be used for treatment of: decompression sickness, gas embolism (arterial), recalcitrant soft tissue infections ; osteomyelitis, gangrene, carbon monoxide poisoning, wounds or skin grafts/flaps that aren't healing w standard tx, crush injuries, thermal burns, delayed. ...Read more

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What is hyperbaric oxygen therapy? What is it for?

What is hyperbaric oxygen therapy? What is it for?

Number of uses: HBO has a number of uses. Simply put it is use f oxygen (O2). O2 depending on illness treated, it can be used to create a gradient, ie in diseases where we are trying to create blood vessels, aid toxin removal CO or cyanide poisoning, hyperoxgenation in anemia, lead to bacterial killing in anaerobic infections. I recommend judicious use, and the society's web page is a good resource uhms.org ...Read more

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What is hyperbaric oxygen therapy? What is it for?

What is hyperbaric oxygen therapy? What is it for?

Number of uses: HBO has a number of uses. Simply put it is use f oxygen (O2). O2 depending on illness treated, it can be used to create a gradient, ie in diseases where we are trying to create blood vessels, aid toxin removal CO or cyanide poisoning, hyperoxgenation in anemia, lead to bacterial killing in anaerobic infections. I recommend judicious use, and the society's web page is a good resource uhms.org ...Read more

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Are there any dangers of hyperbaric oxygen therapy?

Are there any dangers of hyperbaric oxygen therapy?

Yes-too much oxygen: When oxygen is breathed under pressure the oxygen has a stimulatory effect on the nerve tissue. It can cause a convulsion or other symptoms of excess excitability like muscle twitching or behavior changes. Pressure changes can cause ear drum damage and dizziness. Most effects of hyperbaric oxygen therapy are reversible when the therapy is stopped. ...Read more

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What should I know about hyperbaric oxygen therapy?

Multiple indications: It is a treatment modality using 100 % oxygen pressurised to 2 - 3 times of atmospheric pressure inside a single chamber or inside a bigger chamber to treat for nonhealing wounds, radiation injury, preserve grafts and flaps on skin, acute necrotising infections, nonhealing bone infections, some fungal infections (mucor), carbon monoxide poisoning, air embolism and decompress ion sickness in divers. ...Read more

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Could hyperbaric oxygen therapy make us age slower?

I don't think that : There is evidence for halting the aging process at this time. But, i wouldn't be surprised if if was advertised for this purpose. Approved uses for hyperbaric oxygen include: decompression sickness, gas embolism (arterial), recalcitrant soft tissue infections ; osteomyelitis, gangrene, carbon monoxide poisoning, wounds or skin grafts/flaps that aren't healing w standard tx, crush injuries, thermal. ...Read more

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