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Doctor insights on: Who Cannot Use A Hyperbaric Oxygen Chamber

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Who cannot use a hyperbaric oxygen chamber?

Who cannot use a hyperbaric oxygen chamber?

The following:: Must not - people with a collapsed lung or are using medications that impair wound healing (cisplatin, sulfamylon), affect the lungs (bleomycin) or other (doxorubicin, disulfiram). Might not - those with asthma, claustrophobia, copd, pregnancy, an epidural pain pump, a pacemaker, seizure disorder, upper respiratory infection, high fever, eustachian tube dysfunction, or congenital spherocytosis. ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Oxygen (Definition)

Oxygen is a gas that the cells in your body need to work properly. The air we breathe normally has 21% oxygen. A maximum of 100% oxygen can be given. Babies with heart or lung problems may need ...Read more


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Can you treat Parkinson's with a hyperbaric oxygen chamber?

Parkinson's: The research that has looked at this issue is not conclusive. This indication is not one of the those approved for payment from medicare so the cost burden returns to the patient. ...Read more

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Is it possible that hyperbaric oxygen chambers can help your general health long-term?

Maybe: There are no studies to prove long term well being is enhanced but perhaps someone will investigate and report their findings ...Read more

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Is hyperbaric oxygen chambers useful for autism?

Is hyperbaric oxygen chambers useful  for autism?

Neuro Hyperbaric: The research on hyperbaric oxygen treatments has not proven to be of benefit. Continued research into this issue is needed. There are specialists that may recommend this therapy but you should ask about the conclusions of the research. ...Read more

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Does hyperbaric oxygen help with calciphylaxis?

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 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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