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What is hyperbaric oxygen therapy (hbot)?
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Dr. Latisha Smith
Wound care
3 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Latisha Smith
Dr. Latisha Smith
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Dr. Theodore Cole
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: A therapy
Hbot is breathing 100% oxygen under increased atmospheric pressure.
This is performed in a chamber specifically built for this purpose. It's basic affect is to increase the oxygen content of the body, which produces many benefits. Clinically, we use it for a wide variety of conditions, ranging from infections to any type of tissue damage.

In brief: A therapy
Hbot is breathing 100% oxygen under increased atmospheric pressure.
This is performed in a chamber specifically built for this purpose. It's basic affect is to increase the oxygen content of the body, which produces many benefits. Clinically, we use it for a wide variety of conditions, ranging from infections to any type of tissue damage.
Dr. Theodore Cole
Dr. Theodore Cole
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Dr. V. Pinnamaneni
Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine
In brief: 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

In brief: 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
Dr. V. Pinnamaneni
Dr. V. Pinnamaneni
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Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice
In brief: Pressurized 100% O2
Hbot is a form of treatment whereby patients are given 100% oxygen in higher-than-usual atmospheric pressures.
Generally, it implies administering oxygen in a pressurized chamber or vessel fit for human occupation (pvho). The therapy is used for treatment of different ailments, including chronic wounds, radiation injuries, decompression sickness, and others.

In brief: Pressurized 100% O2
Hbot is a form of treatment whereby patients are given 100% oxygen in higher-than-usual atmospheric pressures.
Generally, it implies administering oxygen in a pressurized chamber or vessel fit for human occupation (pvho). The therapy is used for treatment of different ailments, including chronic wounds, radiation injuries, decompression sickness, and others.
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
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