Wednesday , November 25 2020

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy: Can it Boost the Immune System?

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is one of the methods used to increase oxygen throughout the tissues cells to destroy anaerobic bacteria, which cannot exist in an oxygenated area. It is also touted as having the ability to improve immune function and repair damaged tissues. Many researchers purport that HBOT can destroy and kill viruses and bacteria. Additionally, many patients report feeling better after HBOT sessions. Repeatedly these same patients show marked signs of improvement rather quickly, and over time, they very often show little to no symptoms or signs of their disease or condition.

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is a medical treatment that delivers 100% oxygen to a patient’s pulmonary system while they are within a pressurized chamber. This saturation of oxygen allows high-levels of life-sustaining oxygen to be delivered to the tissues and organs. This increase of the partial pressure of oxygen at the cellular level accelerates the regenerative processes and assists in the recovery from numerous indications.

With hyperbaric oxygen, enough molecular oxygen can be dissolved into a patient’s blood stream and tissues to fulfill all metabolic necessities. Breathing 100% oxygen at 1, 2 or 3 atmospheres results in 2,4 and 6 ml of oxygen in solution per 100 ml of blood, respectively. Patients are usually treated with 1.2 to 3.0 times atmospheric pressure for 30 to 90 minutes, which is equivalent to the pressure that a diver is exposed to at a depth of between 5 and 20 meters underwater.1 A study on rheumatoid arthritis and immune function with HBOT showed that hyperbaric oxygen has immunosuppressive properties modulated by decreasing interleukin 1 (white blood cells) and prostaglandin E2 (mediator in Inflammation) production.2

Many patients have tried HBOT for various disorders and disease states, and the majority of them will give glowing reviews for disease reversal and regression. There are no guarantees, and off-label use is always at the patients personal discretion and referral by the physician. Individuals wanting to explore HBOT have the right to do so, although results are always based on a patient’s overall health, physical condition, and other medical factors.

Hyperbaric Centers of Florida provides a clean, professional and caring environment for all of our patients. The founders of our new center have over 40 years of cumulative experience in Hyperbaric Medicine and providing Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for a broad spectrum of indications.

Why Patient’s Prefer Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy at our Center?
Not all clinics are created equal. With Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy It is always more important to find a safe clinic with a fully trained knowledgeable staff rather than a close clinic, or one that touts false claims. This is one reason people from all over the world travel to Hyperbaric Centers of Florida. We use Real ASME PVHO Chambers capable of 3 Atmospheres Absolute of pressure (29.4psi), Medical Grade oil-less / oil-free breathing air compressors, 100% Medical Grade Oxygen, Sea-Long Hoods, and 100% Cotton Scrubs. Hyperbaric Centers of Florida has a reputation of providing the safest and most comfortable treatments available.

Hyperbaric Centers of Florida is a premier hyperbaric treatment facility located in the Tampa Bay area. Their state-of-the-art hyperbaric clinic provides therapy to outpatients on a 7-day per week basis, closing only on major holidays.

Patient Testimonials
“My son and I had this treatment done for Lyme disease. The staff were amazing and so empathetic to our needs, they really go above and beyond for their clients.”—Rachel W.

“Total confidence. We have used several different Hyperbaric Medicine facilities around the country, and this is the best overall experience, by far. Everything is up to date and safe, and the staff makes you feel like you are family. They make a point of it!”—Thomas P.

“Wonderful staff and amazing results. Words cannot describe how it feels to hear your child’s voice again after TBI took it away. To see my daughter color, play with her toys, and eat by mouth again is something that is truly amazing. We will definitely be back in the fall. #PrayforGia.”—Tyler Z.

“This place is great. They have helped our family out for several years with safe, effective and professional hyperbaric treatments.”—The Payne Family

Currently, There Are 15 FDA Approved HBOT Conditions:
• Air or Gas Embolism
• Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
• Compromised Skin Grafts or Flaps
• Crush Injury, Compartment Syndrome
• Decompression Sickness (Bends)
• Diabetic & Other Non-healing Wounds
• Enhancement of Healing in Selected Problem
Wounds
• Exceptional Anemia: Resulting of Bleeding
• Gas Gangrene
• Intracranial Abscess
• Osteomyelitis
• Radiation Injury
• Refractory Osteomyelitis
• Thermal Burns
• Idiopathic Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss

*HBOT is used “off-label” for various disease states and disorders and HBOT may be ordered by a physician for off-label indications. Hyperbaric Centers of Florida makes no claims as to the efficacy for any indications other than the fifteen approved by FDA.

Common Off-Label Indications:
• Autism
• Brain Injury
• Bells Palsy
• Cerebral Palsy
• Cosmetic Surgery
• Infections
• Inflammations
• Lyme Disease
• Multiple Sclerosis
• Nerve Injuries
• Oral Disease
• Peripheral Neuropathy
• Rheumatoid Arthritis
• Scleroderma
• Shingles
• Severe Migraines
• Sports Injury
• Stroke
• Tendon Injuries
• Ulcerative Colitis
• Venomous snake and spider bites

Hyperbaric Centers of Florida
www.hyperbariccentersofflorida.com

To find out more, or to schedule your appointment today, please call Hyperbaric Centers of Florida at 813-788-3969.

Reference:
1. DJ Wallace, “Use of hyperbaric oxygen in rheumatic diseases: case report and critical analysis,” UCLA, aamhei.com/wp-content/uploads/bibliografia-
cientifica/use-of-hyperbaric-oxygen-in-rheumatic-diseases-case-report-and-
critical-analysis.pdf
2. Inamoto Y et al Effect of hyperbaric oxygen on macrophage function in mice. Biochem Biophys Res Commun 1991; 179: 886-891.

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