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Investigative Uses For HBOT

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in Vancouver WA, Camas WA, and Portland, OR

Conditions That Are Being Investigated To Possibly Be Treated With HBOT:

Investigational use refers to the critical stage of testing and evaluation that takes place prior to a product or drug receiving official approval from the FDA. During this phase, researchers conduct comprehensive studies to assess the safety, effectiveness, and potential benefits of a particular treatment or therapy.

When it comes to hyperbaric oxygen therapy, licensed physicians have the legal authority to utilize an FDA-cleared hyperbaric chamber for the treatment of various conditions that have not yet received official approval or are considered “off-label.” This means that HBOT can be employed to address medical conditions beyond the specific indications approved by the FDA.*

By offering this additional treatment option, Hyperbaric Solutions provides patients with a comprehensive and personalized approach to their healthcare. Through careful evaluation and professional judgment, Dr. Stumpf can use hyperbaric oxygen therapy as a complementary tool to support the healing process and improve patient outcomes.

To see what types of conditions HBOT can be used to address, please visit this link below which has research studies that show promise in using HBOT with these conditions:

https://hyperbaricexperts.com/latest-research/

Investigative Uses for HBOT
Candidas and fungal infections
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Fibromyalgia
Flesh Eating Bacteria
HIV-AIDS
Lupus
Lyme Disease
Multiple Sclerosis
Mycoplasma
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Scleroderma
Acute and Chronic arterial insufficiency
Aid to Cardiac Surgery Rehab
Delayed wounds, recurrent ulcers and infections
Erectile Function Recovery
Heart Attack, Myocardial Ischemia
Neurovascular Compression
Diabetes
Colitis, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Chron’s Disease, Gastric Duodenal Ulcers
Acute and Chronic Anemia, Exceptional Blood Loss Anemiaa
Autism Spectrum Disorders / Kids
Cerebral Edema
Cerebral Palsy
Chemical poisoning (e.g. Pesticides)
Hypoxic birth disorders
Migraines, Cluster Headaches
Near Drowning
Near Hanging
Parkinson's Disease
Peripheral Nerve Injury and Neuropathies, Demyelination
RSD, CRPS, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
Spinal Cord Injury
Stroke
Vegetative Coma
Venomous Snake & Spider Bite
Macular degeneration
Retinitis Pigmentosa
Aid to prosthesis rehabilitative care
Bone Grafts
Fracture repair, delayed and non-healing
Inflammatory arthritis
Osteoporosis
Post surgical instability
Sacroiliac Syndrome
Sports Injuries
Acute acoustic trauma
Sudden deafness
Non-healing post surgery, reconstruction and cosmetic surgery
Post surgical soft tissue infections
Pre and post surgery healing, reconstruction and cosmetic surgery
Closed Head injury
Compartment syndrome
Soft tissue musculoskeletal injuries

*However, it is important to note that traditional medical care therapies always take precedence and should be pursued as the primary course of treatment. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is typically recommended as an adjunct therapy, to be used in conjunction with traditional medical care, as prescribed by a physician. Each patient’s unique needs, medical history, and condition are taken into account when determining the suitability and potential benefits of HBOT as part of their overall treatment plan.

Recovery from Surgery

HBOT can help activate the body’s natural healing processes and revive damaged tissue. It also helps to reduce swelling and discomfort by increasing the amount of oxygen in your blood. By allowing your body to carry more oxygen to your organs and tissues, HBOT supports the healing process. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy can also help speed up the recovery process from dental procedures, cosmetic surgery, and more. Also, using HBOT prior to surgery greatly reduces the risk of complications and recovery time.

HBOT has been shown to improve recovery times and decrease complications for surgeries, including but not limited to

  • Hysterectomy and mastectomy
  • Biopsies
  • Stem cell procedures
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Bariatric surgery
  • C-sections
  • Hernia repairs

Brain Health

In recent years there has been a growing body evidence regarding the neuroplastic effects of HBOT on the brain. HBOT can induce stem cell proliferation, improve brain tissue oxygenation and metabolism, induce generation of new blood vessels (angiogenesis) and neuron (neurogenesis), all of which can lead to the regeneration of damaged brain tissue. ​​A 2017 study of 29 military personnel suffering blast-induced concussions found the participants performed better on physical, psychological, and cognitive tests following 40 sessions of HBOT

HBOT can aid in brain regeneration from …

  • Damage from PTSD
  • Post-concussive syndrome
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Age-related cognitive and functional decline
  • Drug abuse or medication side effects
  • Post-stroke recovery
  • Fibromyalgia / chronic pain syndrome
 

 

Long-haul Covid

As more people who have had COVID-19 recover, a new complication has begun to emerge: lingering COVID-19 symptoms, sometimes called long-haul COVID. People with long-haul COVID continue to experience symptoms long after recovery. A major symptom of long-haul COVID is tiredness and fatigue. More and more research is showing promising results with HBOT and treating the symptoms of long-haul COVID.

Other long-haul COVID symptoms include:

  • Shortness of breath
  • Cough
  • Fever
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Joint and muscle pain
  • Headache
  • Brain fog

 

 

Sports Recovery

Athletes can benefit from the injury-healing benefits of HBOT. Injuries to ligaments, tendons, and bones can be especially challenging to repair, making HBOT a promising therapy option for a more rapid recovery. HBOT can lead to increased stem cell activation, faster bone and cartilage regeneration, and reduced muscle fatigue and exhaustion. HBOT can also lead to decreased inflammation, improved vascular flow, and increased stem cell release and activation.

Athletes love HBOT for

  • Sharpened mental clarity
  • Active, speedy recoveries
  • Increased ACL, muscle, and cartilage injury repair
  • Reduced pain, nausea, and fatigue
  • TBI and concussion healing
  • Improved red blood cell count
  • Increased muscle performance

 

Anti-aging

HBOT has been shown to induce the body’s regenerative effects and fight the progressive loss of physiological capacity. HBOT helps the body fight aging by improving blood flow and increasing stem cell mobilization. A 2020 study found that, in healthy aging adults, HBOT can stop the aging of blood cells and reverse the aging process. “In the biological sense, the adults’ blood cells actually grow younger as the treatments progress.”

HBOT combats the aging process by

  • Regrowing new blood vessels
  • Improving brain tissue oxygenation
  • Faster brain tissue regeneration
  • Helps patients think faster
  • Increases vitality
  • Reduces pain

 

  • Non-Healing Wounds

    Non-Healing Wounds: Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) increases the amount of oxygen delivered to the affected tissues, promoting wound healing. The increased oxygenation also enhances the function of white blood cells, which can help fight infection in the wound.
  • Complications of Radiation Therapy

    Complications of Radiation Therapy: Radiation therapy can cause damage to healthy tissue, leading to complications such as radiation-induced tissue injury and necrosis. HBOT can promote tissue healing and regeneration by increasing oxygen delivery to the affected tissues, reducing inflammation, and promoting the formation of new blood vessels.
  • Bone Infections – Osteomyelitis

    Osteomyelitis: HBOT can help in the treatment of osteomyelitis by promoting the delivery of oxygen to the affected bone tissue, reducing bacterial growth and promoting tissue healing..
  • Air or Gas Embolism (Bends)

    HBOT can help treat air or gas embolism by increasing the pressure of oxygen dissolved in the blood, which can help reduce the size of the bubbles and prevent further damage to the affected tissue.
  • Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

    HBOT can help treat carbon monoxide poisoning by increasing the oxygen delivery to the body, thereby reducing the amount of carbon monoxide in the blood and promoting tissue healing.
  • Clostridial Myositis & Myonecrosis (Gas Gangrene)

    HBOT can help in the treatment of gas gangrene by increasing oxygen delivery to the affected tissues, inhibiting the growth of bacteria and promoting tissue healing.
  • Decompression Sickness/Illness & Arterial Gas Embolism

    HBOT can help in the treatment of decompression sickness and arterial gas embolism by increasing the pressure of oxygen dissolved in the blood, reducing the size of bubbles, and promoting tissue healing.
  • Exceptional Blood Loss – Anemia

    HBOT can help in the treatment of anemia by increasing the amount of oxygen delivered to the tissues, promoting tissue healing, and enhancing the function of white blood cells.
  • Intracranial Abscess

    HBOT can help in the treatment of intracranial abscess by increasing oxygen delivery to the affected tissues, reducing inflammation, and promoting tissue healing.
  • Thermal Burns

    HBOT can help in the treatment of thermal burns by increasing oxygen delivery to the affected tissues, reducing inflammation, and promoting tissue healing.
  • Necrotizing Soft Tissue Infections

    HBOT can help in the treatment of necrotizing soft tissue infections by increasing oxygen delivery to the affected tissues, inhibiting bacterial growth, reducing inflammation, and promoting tissue healing.
  • Crush Injury

    HBOT can help in the treatment of crush injuries by increasing oxygen delivery to the affected tissues, reducing inflammation, and promoting tissue healing.
  • Skin Grafts & Flaps (Compromised)

    HBOT can help in the treatment of compromised skin grafts and flaps by increasing oxygen delivery to the affected tissues, promoting tissue healing, and enhancing the function of white blood cells.

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