What is oxygen therapy recommended for?
The specialized studies are very different and multiple levels of medical specializations are performed. Thus, research shows that hyperbaric medicine is widely used in the specialization of MEDICAL RECOVERIES, namely in the case of multiple organ recoveries, especially for peripheral sequelae, but also in neurological diseases or dysfunctions, such as AUTISM or stimulation of neural cells for memory recovery due to strokes (AVC).
OXYGEN THERAPY (HBOT) has a definite effect in the fight against cancer. The first study published in 1931 belongs to Otto Varburg, a Nobel Prize winner for the results of this research. It has been shown that oxygen therapy greatly increases the effectiveness of chemotherapy (because chemotherapy under hypoxia does not work).
At Nera Clinic, there is a whole series of treatments that consider the fight against cancer, all these being part of a group of recommended, state-of-the-art therapies, and that take into account the psychological and therapeutic preparation of the patient to fight cancer effectively.
OXYGEN THERAPY (HBOT) is also good in sports therapies for improving physical abilities and implicitly sports results.
At Nera Clinic, therapies can be made for patients with various other recommendations for other diseases such as: hemorrhagic diseases or peripheral wounds as a result of various accidents, difficult to cure, including burns, ADHD, or AUTISM and other neurological disorders recommended by doctors for HBOT, lung or other organ dysfunction due to lack of oxygen, gangrene and necrosis and femoral head necrosis, anemia in children or adults, even severe anemia, autoimmune diseases, encephalopathies, ischemic diseases, migraines, paralysis, improved memory by stimulating cerebral cells, neuro-sensory deafness, but also decompression sickness specific to divers and many other disorders.
For long-term treatments, Nera Clinic facilitates both accommodation and meals for patients, in advantageous conditions.Studies have shown that Hyperbaric Therapy increases blood oxygen saturation in patients with COVID, especially for those in advanced stages of the disease.
Oxygen therapy is a treatment whereby a patient breathes 100% O2 while inside a hyperbaric chamber, at a pressure higher than atmospheric pressure at sea level (> 1atm). Under some circumstances, it is the first therapeutic indication and in others it serves as an adjunct to surgery or pharmacology
Hyperbaric medicine is effective because it determines the following basic actions:
- additional oxygenation of the body by diffusion of oxygen in the blood plasma and subsequently in all body fluids
- increases the antimicrobial capacity of the body to fight infections - stimulates the creation of new capillaries, increases tissue perfusion
- Necrotic soft tissue infections
- anti-inflammatory effect
- improves the general metabolic level
- anti-inflammatory effect
- stimulates the production of erythrocytes
- stimulates stem cell production (by up to 400% after 40 sessions)
- reduces edema
-- increases the rate of healing in chronic wounds (e.g. skin ulcers).
A person exposed to hyperbaric oxygen therapy:
- has up to 20 times more dissolved oxygen in the arterial blood and other biological fluids such as cerebrospinal fluid, are also infused with additional oxygen
-hemoglobin is not charged additionally, it is already at full capacity
-oxygen diffuses from the capillaries into the tissues and reaches the poorly perfused or non-perfused areas.
According to the Kogh diffusion ring, more oxygen is supplied to the tissues by diffusion than through the bloodstream.
The only absolute contraindication is pneumothorax.
Pneumothorax: congenital spherocytosis; acute upper respiratory tract infections; pulmonary emphysema; pulmonary cysts; history of thoracic or otic surgery; high fever; pregnancy with a high risk of spontaneous abortion; oncologic diseases with a high risk of intravascular hemolysis / shock; optic neuritis; rhythm disorders, severe heart failure.
Most studies show a beneficial effect in limiting the development, in association with chemo / radio / immunotherapy. Possible effects are related to the increase of intra-tumour oxygenation with growth limiting effect, stimulation for the development of adhesion molecules (e.g. E-cadherins) with metastasis limiting effect, peritumoral fibrosis.
HBOT is used as an adjunct in radiotherapy and for the treatment of post-radiotherapy lesions (it is known that the micro-capillary array decreases significantly with the development of nutritional deficiency in the affected tissue).
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy can be used in oncologic treatment with careful assessment of hemodynamic stability and blood count.
Preparation before therapy:
- Patients will come dressed in 100% cotton clothes or will bring spare clothes, used during the treatment.
-They will be properly hydrated and can have a snack before treatment.
-They have the obligation to notify the doctor before the hyperbaric oxygen therapy about any change in their health condition since the last treatment.