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Could HBOT Be An Answer

HBOT

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It has been used for many years in 2 professions, but we are now questioning if HBOT may be an answer to multiple diseases and issues in the human body.

HBOT stands for Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy.

The professions that have used this therapy are:

  • Deep sea divers
  • and Astronauts

The main problem HBOT solved was decompression illness. This is caused when the person comes up from deep distances with great pressure changes, or down from being outside the Earth’s atmosphere which also causes huge pressure changes in the human body.

But now, those who can afford to have used HBOT for their own or for their loved one’s general good.

I will explain further after I give you a basic synopsis of what HBOT (Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy) is.

What HBOT Is

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy is the use of oxygen at an ambient pressure that is higher than atmospheric pressure. It is done with the use of a pressure chamber. The chamber can be made of a rigid or flexible material and oxygen at 100% is delivered to the patient.

HBOT is used to treat decompression illness and also, gas gangrene, carbon monoxide poisoning, and arterial gas embolism.

It is also approved to be used with:

  • Central retinal artery occlusion
  • Enhancement of healing in selected problem wounds (especially in diabetic illnesses)
  • Anemia
  • Idiopathic hearing loss
  • Radiation injury
  • Etc…

But many believe that HBOT can be used to treat many other conditions and diseases.

Other Conditions And Diseases That Are Being Considered For Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Some people have even traveled to other countries to get HBOT treatment for conditions, diseases and illnesses that medical authorities in the United States will not approve.

  • Migraines
  • Cancer
  • COPD
  • Cardiac Disease
  • High Fever
  • Etc…

You Can Now Get Portable Chambers

HBOT chambers have been developed for home use. But, the FDA has classified these as Class II medical devices and do require a prescription to purchase.

Could HBOT Be A Good Way To Treat Everyday Disorders?

I would really like to get other opinions and thoughts…

At the end of this post, I am going to share various sites of reference.

But…

Risks That Are Possible With Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Like anything, too much of a good thing can be bad. Or if not used properly, damage can be done.

But I ask, should the government have so much control?

Some of the issues that could arise with HBOT include:

  • Visual Refractive Changes – Normally just temporary
  • Cataract Maturation – There are theories that HBOT causes existing cataracts to mature faster
  • Claustrophobia
  • Hypoglycemia – Diabetic patients should eat before therapy
  • Barotrauma of the Ear – This is the most common issue with HBOT. Similar to flying and your ears feeling like there is water in them.
  • Sinus Squeeze – Can cause nosebleeds
  • Tooth Squeeze – This can be an issue with new dental work like fillings.
  • Pneumothorax or Pulmonary Barotrauma – There is belief that HBOT can damage lung tissue.
  • Oxygen Toxicity – Too much oxygen can actually be bad.

Like any procedures, there are potential complications and side effects. But if the person administering HBOT is trained and attentive, the risks can be held to a minimum.

My Thoughts

Personally, I believe small doses of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy could result in greatly improved health statuses for many people.

But there needs to be more:

  • Healthy eating
  • Exercise
  • Stress management
  • Etc…

I would love to hear from those who have had HBOT… Tell us your opinion.

Do you think HBOT would help some people who have diseases such as diabetes, cancer, heart disease, etc?

I am of the opinion that we need to open our thoughts to the possibilities and allow those who wish to try the option without traveling to another country to do so.

So tell us your thoughts and share this with others so they can share their opinion.

Thank you and much love to you all.

References:

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyperbaric_medicine
  2. https://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1464149-overview
  3. http://www.hbot.com/faq
  4. https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/healthlibrary/test_procedures/neurological/hyperbaric_oxygen_therapy_for_wound_healing_135,44
  5. https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/313155.php
  6. https://www.dukehealth.org/treatments/hyperbaric-therapy
  7. https://www.cfwellness.com/hyperbaric-oxygen-therapy/
  8. https://uihc.org/health-library/medical-risks-hyperbaric-oxygen-therapy