Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is a process that involves placing a patient in a specialized chamber that over time increases the atmospheric pressure. During this time, patients breathe pure oxygen, which help treat several types of health issues. Increased oxygen means that in areas where oxygen is low, or hypoxic, a reversal of this hypoxia happens, saturating tissues with oxygen and promoting healthy growth. At Hyperbaric Centers of Texas, HBOT is used to treat a number of medical conditions, and the benefits have been numerous.
Among the conditions that can be helped or cured by HBOT include sports injuries, orthopedic conditions like embolisms or decompression sickness, carbon monoxide poisoning, and emergency conditions like anemia and traumatic brain injuries. Overall, patients come away from HBOT feeling refreshed and healthy because they breathe pure oxygen throughout the treatment.
Several studies have been conducted about the benefits of using the HBOT process, and these studies have concluded that:
- HBOT reawakens the dormant neurons that are alive but not functioning in and around the injured tissues of the brain.
- A common link exists among children with autism and chronic inflammation of areas of the brain and intestinal tract. The anti-inflammatory effects of hyperbaric oxygen make it an attractive treatment option for autism.
- 79% of autistic children improved on many levels including communication, cognition, and motivation after HBOT treatment.
Additionally, benefits of hyperbaric oxygen therapy include assisting in the growth of new blood vessels, improving brain cell function, and assisting with impaired circulation. At Hyperbaric Oxygen Centers of Texas, we believe in the power of HBOT treatment because of its proven record of helping patients with pain, recovery, and regeneration. To learn more about oxygen therapy in Dallas or to schedule an appointment, contact our offices today by calling 972-238-7333.