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Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy?

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy treats wounds and other medical conditions by supplying you with 100% oxygen inside a special chamber. It heals damaged tissue by helping your body grow new skin, blood vessels and connective tissues. Side effects may include ear injuries, claustrophobia and sinus congestion and pressure.

What is hyperbaric oxygen therapy?

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is a sophisticated treatment approach that enhances natural healing processes. By delivering pure oxygen in a controlled pressurized environment, our state-of-the-art chambers assist in repairing tissues and fostering the formation of new cells and vascular structures. This method can significantly reduce recovery time for various conditions, offering a higher concentration of oxygen to tissues than would be possible at normal pressure levels.

What is hyperbaric oxygen therapy used for?

Sechrist Industries’ hyperbaric oxygen chambers are FDA-approved for a range of medical indications, providing essential treatment for conditions such as decompression sickness, carbon monoxide poisoning, severe anemia, and complex wounds, among others. HBOT is instrumental in aiding recovery from certain types of infections, enhancing the effectiveness of antibiotics, supporting the healing of burns, and improving the survival of skin grafts and flaps.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved hyperbaric oxygen therapy to help treat the following:

  • Air or gas bubbles in your blood vessels (air or gas embolism).

  • The bends (decompression sickness).

  • Burns.

  • Carbon monoxide poisoning.

  • Gangrene caused by the bacteria Clostridium (gas gangrene).

  • Hearing loss.

  • Injuries that cut or break your skin (wounds).

  • Loss of vision.

  • Radiation injuries.

  • Severe anemia.

  • Severe bone and skin infections.

  • Skin grafts.

  • Trauma from force or pressure on a body part (crush injury).

Is hyperbaric oxygen therapy used for conditions not yet approved?

Yes, there are unapproved uses of hyperbaric oxygen therapy. Sechrist Industries acknowledges the interest in the potential uses of hyperbaric oxygen therapy beyond the current FDA-approved conditions. While some practices claim HBOT can be beneficial for conditions like autism, cerebral palsy, or sports injuries, Sechrist emphasizes the importance of reliable research and clinical evidence. We advocate for treatments based on solid scientific validation and encourage discussions with healthcare professionals about the appropriate use of HBOT, aligned with certifications from recognized medical societies.

You should only receive hyperbaric oxygen therapy for an approved condition from an experienced healthcare provider in an accredited medical facility. Ask your healthcare provider if they have certification through the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society. 

Sechrist Industries is dedicated to providing informative insights on HBOT, focusing on evidence-based practices to ensure the utmost safety and efficacy for patients. By choosing Sechrist, patients and providers can trust in our commitment to the highest standards of hyperbaric therapy.

Is hyperbaric oxygen beneficial for health?

Hyperbaric oxygen is not only healthy but also a vital element in therapeutic treatments. Its high purity level is crucial in bolstering the immune system, combating bacteria, and promoting the generation of stem cells. These stem cells are the body's versatile builders, essential for the repair and creation of new blood, brain, and muscle cells.

Why does Sechrist Industries utilize hyperbaric oxygen therapy?

Our commitment to healing is embodied in our hyperbaric oxygen therapy. This advanced treatment is designed to address the critical need for oxygen in bodily tissues, especially when they are damaged and require a greater supply to heal effectively. By increasing atmospheric pressure, our therapy enhances the oxygen transportation capabilities of the blood, facilitating the delivery of this life-sustaining element to injured areas and aiding white blood cells in infection defense.

How frequently should one undergo hyperbaric oxygen therapy?

The frequency and duration of hyperbaric oxygen therapy at Sechrist Industries are tailored to individual needs. Typically, sessions are conducted over one to two hours. Depending on the specific medical condition, a healthcare provider might recommend treatments ranging from once a week to daily sessions, spread over a course of up to 30 or more sessions.

Is hyperbaric oxygen therapy suitable for everyone?

While hyperbaric oxygen therapy is beneficial, it is not universally suitable. Sechrist Industries prioritizes patient safety by adhering to strict medical guidelines. Certain conditions, such as pneumothorax, specific lung diseases like COPD, as well as recent colds, ear injuries, or surgeries, may preclude the use of hyperbaric therapy. We assess each case with meticulous care to ensure the highest level of patient safety and treatment efficacy.

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