Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT)
Your body’s tissues need an adequate supply of oxygen to function. When tissue is injured, it requires even more oxygen to survive. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy increases the amount of oxygen your blood can carry. An increase in blood oxygen temporarily restores normal levels of blood gases and tissue function to promote healing and fight infection. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is used to treat several medical conditions. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy treats the following conditions:
Anaemia is a condition in which you don’t have enough healthy red blood cells to carry adequate oxygen to the body’s tissues. Having anaemia may make you feel tired and weak. There are many forms of anaemia, each with its own cause. Anaemia can be temporary or long term, and it can range from mild to severe.
The most common cause of a brain abscess, also known as a cerebral abscess, is an infection. Bacteria, fungi, or a parasite can infect a part of the brain, causing swelling. Infected brain cells, white blood cells, live and dead fungi, bacteria, and parasites all accumulate in a brain abscess.
Bubbles of air in your blood vessels (arterial gas embolism)
Arterial gas embolism results from bubbles entering the lung circulation, travelling through the arteries and causing tissue damage at a distance by blocking blood flow at the small vessel level.
Burns is one of the most common household injuries, especially among children. The term “burn” means more than the burning sensation associated with this injury. Burns are characterized by severe skin damage that causes the affected skin cells to die.
Decompression sickness also called the bends, is caused by nitrogen bubbles forming in the bloodstream and tissues of the body. The bubbles occur if you move from deep water towards the surface (where the surrounding pressure is lower) in too short a space of time.
Crush injury is a direct injury resulting from the crush. Crush is the systemic manifestation of muscle cell damage resulting from pressure or crushing. Crush Injury: Compression of extremities or other parts of the body that causes muscle swelling and/or neurological disturbances. This can cause local tissue injury, organ dysfunction, and metabolic abnormalities, including acidosis, hyperkalemia, and hypocalcemia.
Allergies occur when your immune system reacts to a substance — such as pollen, or a food that doesn’t cause a reaction in most people. Your immune system produces substances known as antibodies. When you have allergies, your immune system makes antibodies that identify a particular allergen as harmful, even though it isn’t.
Alzheimer’s disease is a neurological disorder in which the death of brain cells causes memory loss and cognitive decline. Alzheimer’s is a neurodegenerative disease. At first, symptoms are mild, but they become more severe over time.
Arthritis means joint inflammation, but the term is used to describe conditions that affect joints, the tissues that surround the joint, and other connective tissue. It is a rheumatic condition. The most common form of arthritis is osteoarthritis. This tend to involve pain, aching, stiffness, and swelling in and around one or more joints. The symptoms can develop gradually or suddenly.
Asthma is an inflammatory disease of the airways to the lungs. It makes breathing difficult and can make some physical activities difficult or even impossible. To understand asthma, you need to understand a little about what happens when you breathe. Asthma symptoms occur when the lining of your airways swell and the muscles around them tighten.
We know that there is not one autism but many subtypes, most influenced by a combination of genetic and environmental factors. Because autism is a spectrum disorder, each person with autism has a distinct set of strengths and challenges. The ways in which people with autism learn, think and problem-solve can range from highly skilled to severely challenged. Some people with ASD may require significant support in their daily lives, while others may need less support and, in some cases, live entirely independently.
Cancer, also called malignancy, is an abnormal growth of cells. There are more than 100 types of cancer, including breast cancer, skin cancer, lung cancer, colon cancer, prostate cancer, and lymphoma. Symptoms vary depending on the type. Cancer treatment may include chemotherapy, radiation, and/or surgery.
Depression (major depressive disorder or clinical depression) is a common but serious mood disorder. It causes severe symptoms that affect how you feel, think, and handle daily activities, such as sleeping, eating, or working. To be diagnosed with depression, the symptoms must be present for at least two weeks. Some forms of depression are slightly different, or they may develop under unique circumstances
Heatstroke is the most serious form of heat injury and is considered a medical emergency. Heat stroke can kill or cause damage to the brain and other internal organs. Although heat stroke mainly affects people over age 50, it also takes a toll on healthy young athletes.
If you play sports, you know the benefits of getting exercise while doing something you like. But sports may also be putting your body at risk. Sports injuries sideline millions of people each year. While there is no way to prevent all of these injuries, you can do things to lessen your risk. Injuries caused by straining and overuse may be prevented by doing pre- and post-sport stretching.
A stroke is a “brain attack”. It can happen to anyone at any time. It occurs when blood flow to an area of brain is cut off. When this happens, brain cells are deprived of oxygen and begin to die. When brain cells die during a stroke, abilities controlled by that area of the brain such as memory and muscle control are lost.