Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

/Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Hyperbaric Oxygen

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is a medical treatment proven safe and effective for a number of diseases and conditions. It is administered using hyperbaric chambers, in which the patients safely breathe 100% oxygen at greater than normal atmospheric pressure. HBOT is effective in treating hypoxia, or low levels of oxygen in tissue, which is a common problem in all chronic wounds. The therapy increases the oxygen concentration around the wound area, resulting in formation of new blood vessels. HBOT allows stem cells to mobilize, white blood cell activity to increase, and stimulates growth factors and other cells important for the growth of new skin forming cells helping heal the wound. Hyperbaric oxygen can be used to treat problem wounds, including diabetic wounds, compromised skin grafts and flaps, tissue infection, crush injuries, and thermal burns. Utilizing research guided protocols AZH is able to incorporate this advanced technology into the management of other disease states such as acute Traumatic Brain Injury and Ischemia Reperfusion Injury as well as for Regenerative Medicine applications. AZH offers HBOT to individuals and veterans suffering the devastating effects of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder by participating in National Research Registries. AZH delivers HBOT using unique and innovative chambers to maximize comfort and enhance outcomes.