Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

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Penguin, 1998 - Medical - 189 pages
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"It can help reverse the effects of strokes and head injuries. It can help heal damaged tissues. It can fight infections and diseases. It can save limbs. The treatment is here, now, and is being successfully used to benefit thousands of patients throughout the country. This treatment is hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT)." "Safe and painless, HBOT uses pressurized oxygen administered in special chambers. It has been used for years to treat divers with the bends, a serious illness caused by overly rapid ascensions. As time has gone on, however, doctors have discovered other applications for this remarkable treatment. In Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, Dr. Richard Neubauer and Dr. Morton Walker explain how this treatment overcomes hypoxia, or oxygen starvation in the tissues, by flooding the body's fluids with life-giving oxygen. In this way, HBOT can help people with strokes, head and spinal cord inquiries, and multiple sclerosis regain speech and mobility. When used to treat accident and fire victims. HBOT can promote the faster, cleaner healing of wounds and burns, and can aid those overcome with smoke inhalation. It can be used to treat other types of injuries, including damage caused by radiation treatment and skin surgery, and fractures that won't heal. HBOT can also help people overcome a variety of serious infections, ranging from AIDS to Lyme disease. And, as Dr. Neubauer and Dr. Walker point out, it can do all of this by working hand in hand with other treatments, including surgery, without creating additional side effects and complications."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
 

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Contents

Oxygen Under PressureHyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
1
Using HBOT to Treat Stroke
13
Using HBOT to Treat Central Nervous System and Sensory Problems
27
Using HBOT to Treat Multiple Sclerosis
41
Using HBOT to Treat Difficult Wounds
55
Using HBOT to Treat Infections
65
Using HBOT to Treat Burns
75
Using HBOT to Treat Bone Disorders
81
Using HBOT to Treat Circulatory Problems
119
Using HBOT to Treat AIDS
127
Conclusion
133
Contacting Hyperbaric Oxygen Facilities
143
List of Conditions That Have Been Treated With HBOT
145
Notes
147
Glossary
175
Index
185

Using HBOT to Treat Complications of Radiation Treatment and Skin Surgery
93
Using HBOT to Treat Poisoning
107

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