Note that only 0.04% (4 in every 10,000) of people who underwent HBOT have reported adverse side effects due to the therapy. Half of them had severe ear pain and a fourth of them had claustrophobia (fear of closed rooms/enclosures).
Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) is a group of disorders that cause long term inflammation of the intestines. IBD is a lifelong complication and currently available treatment options are only to manage the symptoms. Types of Inflammatory Bowel Disease include Crohn’s disease, Ulcerative colitis and Microscopic Colitis. IBD is commonly seen in people between 15 to 30 years of age.
2020 has passed and now 2021 has also passed but the world is still scrambling to find a cure or right vaccine for the novel Corona virus. The emerging variants seem to be more transmissible than the original one and the recent Omicron has become a variant of huge concern to every country and the World Health Organization (WHO).
Radiation injury is the damage to tissues caused due to exposure to high energy ionizing radiation, typically during treatment of other medical condition(s). Radiation treatment is a procedure in which the patient’s body part is exposed to high energy electromagnetic waves that can strip electrons from the atoms they hit, consequently changing their nature and structure.
How much does HBOT in Chennai cost per session?
Each HBOT session may cost from Rs.5000 to Rs.10,000 depending on the clinic and the duration of the session. Typically, the cost is calculated as a package for certain number of sessions the patient might need. That brings down the total cost of the treatment drastically down.
Carbon monoxide poisoning is a condition when a person is subjected to inhaling carbon monoxide released from combustion of fuel, wood or other flammable items in a completely or partially closed space. Usually when a flammable item is burnt, it releases carbon monoxide which is typically an unstable gas. It immediately combines with oxygen present in the air to form carbon dioxide.
The diagnosis of TBI is done by measuring the impact of the injury on a Glasgow Coma Scale. The scale ranges from 3 to 15, higher the number, lesser the impact. When a person is admitted to the hospital due to a brain injury and if the person is awake, the first test done is to check if he/she is able to follow the directions of the nurse/doctor, move his/her eyes and limbs as instructed. Then the speech is tested. These can give important clues in assessing the extent of the damage that has happened.
TBI, Traumatic Brain Injury refers to the severe blow/injury to the head that affects the brain tissues and their functioning. This can due to the use of blunt force like hitting the head with a heavy object or when the head hits a hard object during an accident etc or due to piercing objects that pass through the skull and enter the brain damaging the brain tissues
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, HBOT, was first set up in the year 1662 to address respiratory problems in patients. Later in 1940s, HBOT was used as a standard to treat military divers in the United States when they suffer from DCI, decompression illness. The FDA (Food and Drug Administration) in the United States has approved HBOT for 13 conditions and it is in the process of approving HBOT for more.
Brain stroke is a medical emergency condition wherein the blood supply/flow to the brain is disrupted due to various reasons. As the blood supply drops, the brain cells in the corresponding areas with low or nearly no blood supply start to die resulting in loss of functionality of body parts, speech problems, paralysis and sometimes death.
Anoxic Brain Injury is a condition when the brain is deprived of oxygen supply as a result of which the brain cells start dying approximately after four minutes. Anoxic Brain Injury can be caused due to several reasons such as carbon monoxide poisoning, drowning etc which we will look at in detail in this article.
Ischemia is a condition when not enough blood flows to a particular part of the body. Trauma (such as a crush injury or thermal injury/burns) to any limb or any other muscular part of the body can damage the tissues directly and indirectly.
Wound is damage to the skin and/or the internal tissues and muscles on any part of the body. Wounds are broadly classified into closed and open wounds. Closed wounds refer to those injuries that have damaged the internal tissues but the skin remain intact or with very little visible damage. Examples of closed wounds are injuries that bleed internally, high impact thrust during an accident etc.
Gangrene is the death of tissues in the body. Clostridial Myonecrosis is one type of gas gangrene caused by the infection of Clostridium bacteria. It is often life threatening when treatment is delayed. The bacteria releases toxins into the skin cells, tissues and blood vessels that result in the death of the tissues and along with it, gas is released.
Actinomycosis is an infectious disease which can spread from one part of our body to another through the tissues. It can cause abscesses, pain and inflammation of the infected tissue. Actinomycosis is caused by bacterium that is already present in our bodies but in select places such as mouth, throat, digestive and urinary tracts. For any reason, if the bacterium is able to travel to different tissues of the body, it can cause the said conditions.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is a procedure where the patient/person is made to sit/lie down in a chamber filled with 100% Oxygen at 2 to 3 times the normal atmospheric pressure. As more Oxygen is taken in at higher pressures, more oxygen gets dissolved in the red blood cells and also in blood plasma and gets distributed to body organs, even with the existing lower number of RBC.
Did you know that world famous football player Chistiano Ronaldo took up HBOT to recover from his knee injury and he was able to recover faster than any other player with similar injury? When athletes train or play, they stress their body and push it off the limits to become a winner. After intense training or a game, their bodies require adequate time to recover to get ready for another session.
Men suffering from erectile dysfunction due to the damage of blood vessels are good candidates for treatment with HBOT. In a study performed on 30 men aged around 60 years who were suffering from erectile dysfunction were put on to 40 HBOT sessions. At the end of the study, erectile function was significantly improved by 88%.
Brain Stroke is a condition when a part of your brain dies off and the body parts controlled by that part don’t respond anymore. Not many things are known about a human brain and it’s exact functionality. Just like any other tissue or muscle in the body, brain tissues also need continuous supply of blood and oxygen for survival and functioning. Cut off the blood supply to any part of the brain and that part dies off in a matter of minutes.
HBOT helps in angiogenesis that ensures perfect health to the ovaries, eggs and the uterus.
Healthy egg means, better fertilization and healthy uterus ensures better implanted embryo and it’s development into a baby.
In a study performed on patients suffering from fibromyalgia, who were not able to get their symptoms under control with conventional drug therapies were picked and put under trials. The study put the individuals through 20 hyperbaric sessions at a pressure of 2.5 times that of atmospheric pressure. The result in most individuals was highly encouraging as the pain significantly came down.
Summary As more people start playing sports, the more get injured. Injury varies from simple swelling to joint dislocation or traumatic brain injury As per research, HBOT has shown promising results in healing sports injuries and helped people return to their favourite sport sooner. In the last decade, competitive sports have become more popular than…
HBOT, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy involves a person spending 90 minutes (typically called a session) in a pure Oxygen filled chamber at a pressure nearly twice or thrice that of atmospheric pressure. This results in additional supply of oxygen to every tissue and cell in the body even to those places where the haemoglobin was not…
Anemia is a condition when a person is not having enough haemoglobin (a protein in red blood cells) in his/her blood to carry and supply oxygen to tissues, muscles and other parts of the body. Anemia may be a temporary condition in some and chronic in some people. Treatment for anemia depends on the type…
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Brain wound or injury is a serious health problem where an insult or trauma to the brain is caused by external mechanical forces. Significant levels of cognitive, behavioral and communicative disabilities are the possible impacts of brain injury. Because of the complexity of brain injury, daily clinical practice has not offered any effective treatment/intervention till…
Brain Strokes are similar to heart strokes. Brain strokes prevent blood from flowing to some parts of the brain. The brain areas that do not receive enough blood will be deprived of oxygen and die eventually. 20% of the oxygen inhaled is used by the brain, you can understand how important is the supply of…
Since the arrival of COVID 19, various alternative treatment methods have contributed solutions to the humans of the world. The key is to opt for an alternate treatment method with supporting scientific evidence and proven results. Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is one such method. It is gaining increasing significance in treating COVID-19. Hyperbaric oxygen regulates…