Hyperbaric oxygen therapy increases the amount of oxygen in the patient's blood. While lying in a large, submarine-like chamber, patients receive an infusion of 100 percent oxygen as it is circulated to the chamber at pressure levels two to three times greater than normal.
The high pressure causes the lungs and body tissues to absorb the oxygen in a shorter amount of time, in greater amounts, and the oxygen boost to the wound promotes healing.
Because it promotes blood flow and increases oxygen circulation, hyperbaric oxygen therapy also has proven to be effective in treating decompression sickness from scuba diving injuries, carbon monoxide poisoning, chronic bone infections, complications arising from prior radiation treatments, traumatic wound injuries to bone, muscle or blood vessels, spider bites, peripheral vascular disease, gas gangrene infections, compromised skin grafts, reattachment of limbs and surgical incisions.
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