Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is a specialized oxygen treatment that enhances the body’s natural healing processes. It is called the oxygen revolution therapy due to the marvelous outcome of treatment. The combination of increased atmospheric pressure and oxygen in a total body chamber treats a wide variety of medical conditions.
Healing cannot take place without appropriate oxygen levels in tissues and cells. Many illnesses and injuries fail to heal because sufficient oxygen is unable to reach the damaged area. Inflammation, swelling, and reduced blood flow prevent oxygen from reaching injured tissues. Hyperbaric oxygen (usually at an increased atmospheric pressure) stimulates blood flow, which allows for the growth of new blood vessels into the injured tissue. HBOT provides extra oxygen to tissues and cells with minimal side effects.
Many illnesses and injuries fail to heal because of inadequate oxygen levels. Inflammation, swelling, and reduced blood flow contribute to non-healing. Adequate oxygen is unable to reach the damaged area. Increased oxygen under pressure (HBOT) provides this extra oxygen to tissue and cells with minimal side effects. HBOT treats cumulative wounds of life (aging).
Dr. Raghib Manzoor, Founder, Managing Director & Chief Consultant of CritiCare Research Centre Pvt. Ltd. explained in details about the HBOT. He explains the scope of treatment by HBOT to a wide range of diseases including Autism. Post-traumatic brain injury patients get the most benefit of this treatment. Sometimes, burn patients get very rapid and tremendous healing benefit from HBOT.
According to Dr. Manzoor, the treatment option has not yet attracted the attention of the physicians in Bangladesh, but it is being used in some facilities. Considering many benefits, he opined that HBOT could heal many patients who otherwise could not make it.
Dr. Manzoor said that the benefit could be escalated in many folds in Bangladesh by incorporating the services through public-private partnerships (PPP) in many government hospitals. The potential is huge, and the leverage to the patients is beyond imagination for most of the cases.
He expressed that HBOT has some great effects on the autistic children and the cerebral palsy patients who were treated as the burden to the families. Experiencing the amazing benefits from HBOT treatment on these type of patients, some parents opined that it could be established as a life-saving treatment modality.
Dr. Raghib Manzoor showing an affordable HBOT machine (with a capacity of two persons) at his place that can benefit many patients for various conditions * PHOTO: TAREQ SALAHUDDIN
CONDITIONS TREATED BY HBOT
Hyperbaric oxygen is used to treat all conditions which benefit from increased tissue oxygen availability, as well as infections where it can be used for its antibiotic properties, either as the primary therapy or in conjunction with other drugs. The list contains more than 70 medical conditions.
These are common conditions that are treated with HBOT:
Other conditions commonly treated by HBOT include:
Patients utilizing hyperbaric oxygen therapy enter a chamber where they breathe under pressure.
Yes. If your condition involves injury, wounding, loss of blood supply, or inflammation, it would be surprising if HBOT did not help you. It is said that it has the potential to restore your life.
Based on how HBOT works, by treating disease processes that are common to many diseases, it is highly probable that HBOT could help you if dosed properly. Proper dosing is determined by specialist trained physicians. If dosed properly, HBOT has an excellent chance of helping you or your loved one.