How Can Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Help Burn Injuries? More Inside
Not only can burn injuries be excruciatingly painful, they are also life-changing due to the scarring and disfigurement they produce. Burn injuries must be treated urgently and all treatment modalities must be made available to the patient due to the ability of the burns to penetrate the superficial skin layer and do damage to internal organs. Hyperbaric oxygen chamber therapy is one of the ways in which burns injuries can be alleviated, and it is being increasingly used in medical centers across the country. Burn injuries can come from industrial accidents such as oil refinery fires, or car accidents involving large trucks, or even a defective product in the home exploding and catching fire. One thing’s for sure though: burn injuries aren’t accidents as most people think they are, but they are caused by the negligent actions of a human that for some reason or the other, wasn’t paying attention to what they were doing.
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Hyperbaric oxygen therapy was first used by the U.S. Navy in the 1940’s in individuals that had suffered “the bends” or developed nitrogen bubbles in their bodies causing them to become disoriented and in some cases, even die due to the disturbances of oxygen levels in their bodies. This therapy involves placing an injured individual into a hyperbaric chamber and then letting in 100 percent oxygen that is typically delivered at a high enough pressure so that it gets into all body tissues in an efficient manner.
How Does Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Work?
In order for hyperbaric oxygen therapy to work, the individual is either placed in a room that’s equal to the size of a hyperbaric chamber, or inside a chamber that admits only one. The pressure must be sufficiently high enough to surpass air pressure at sea level. Oxygen levels in the air usually hover at around 21 percent, but in the chamber or room, it reaches 100 percent. This promotes cellular healing. This is because of the ability for oxygen to optimize all body processes, making them work efficiently. For instance, if a burn victim has infected skin due to the open wounds, white blood cells that have sufficient oxygen levels are better primed to go after these infections, and any areas where tissue, nerves and blood vessels were burned will begin to show signs of regeneration. In order to get maximum benefits from hyperbaric oxygen therapy, it has to be done over a period of 90 minutes, and several times a week for a month or more.
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