Oxygen Therapy is also known as Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy or HBOT. It involves breathing pure oxygen (O2) into your body at varying atmospheric pressures. At these pressures, the lungs are capable of absorbing more oxygen than they would while breathing normally.
The oxygen is generally distributed through a nose tube or cannula. This makes it easy for at-home use. The oxygen enters your blood through the lungs and helps heal the body and relieve pain naturally.
Benefits of Oxygen Therapy
Oxygen therapy is primarily used for healing the body. Here are some of the benefits your body could experience from hyperbaric oxygen therapy:
- Encourages neural activity in the brain
- Enhances the body’s ability to fight off bad bacteria and viruses.
- Reduces toxins
- Reduces tissue swelling and inflammation
- Stimulate the release of stem cells which facilitates healing
How Oxygen Therapy Works
Air contains about 80% nitrogen and 20% oxygen. When lung problems present themselves as an issue, not enough oxygen reaches your cells to keep your organs working as they should. Though oxygen therapy cannot cure a respiratory problem, it can help your body get the oxygen it needs, and in turn, you may feel less breathless while doing activities. You may also have more energy, be more active, and sleep better.
With increased oxygen levels, red blood can become fully saturated. This enables them to provide their maximum potential of oxygen to our cells. Cellular waste is then removed, and cells perform more optimally. Many viruses and bacteria cannot survive in oxygenated conditions. Oxygen also helps neutralize certain acids like lactic acid, which builds up from highly active muscles. It may even assist in burning more fat.
Medical Conditions Treated by Oxygen Therapy
Oxygen therapy, sometimes referred to as supplemental oxygen therapy helps people with COPD, Covid-19, emphysema, asthma, and sleep apnea, get enough oxygen to stay well. This is why many people refer to it as a respiratory system aid. Oxygen therapy is used to treat several medical conditions.
Our doctor may suggest oxygen therapy if you have one of the following conditions:
- Numerous lung and breathing complications
- Brain Abscess
- Arterial gas embolism
- Carbon monoxide poisoning
- Radiation Injury
- Certain skin Infections
If you want to learn more about our oxygen therapy, please reach out to us, and we will be happy to educate you on the many benefits of oxygen therapy.