Why You Should Look Into Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is quickly becoming one of the most popular trends in surgery recovery. For years, this therapy has been a well-established treatment for decompression sickness, but recently, medical professionals have discovered it may help heal several other conditions. The process is simple: while sitting in a roomy, comfortable hyperbaric chamber, you breathe in 100% pure oxygen which replenishes your blood cells and promotes faster healing. Today, Pearl Recovery Retreat and Wellness discusses some of the reasons to look into hyperbaric oxygen therapy.
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy promotes faster healing for second and third-degree burns. When a burn destroys tissue, it destroys blood cells as well, leading to further tissue decay. However, hyperbaric oxygen therapy increases the amount of oxygen in your blood, replenishing blood cells and promoting tissue growth. Additionally, increased oxygen in your body strengthens your white blood cells – your body’s defense against harmful bacteria – which decreases your risk of infection.
After any cosmetic surgery, you are likely to experience some swelling, pain, and scarring, but hyperbaric oxygen therapy can actually mitigate some of these side effects. Similar to burn treatments, increasing the amount of oxygen in your body after cosmetic surgery promotes tissue growth. Overall, this can reduce your inflammation and pain, promote faster healing, and reduce the appearance of scars after recovery.
There are a wide variety of reconstructive surgeries. Some reconstructive surgeries repair body parts after accidents while others repair body parts after disease, such as reconstructing breast tissue after breast cancer. No matter the purpose of the surgery, hyperbaric oxygen therapy can help your body repair damaged tissues and aid the growth of new skin. Overall, this reduces the appearance of scarring and makes for a natural-looking reconstruction.
Possible Uses for Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
The future holds a wealth of possibilities for hyperbaric oxygen therapy. In fact, some medical professionals believe this therapy could help treat a variety of conditions including brain injuries, migraines, arthritis, spinal cord injuries, and even cancer and heart disease. Although doctors are hopeful, there is still not sufficient medical evidence to back up these claims. For now, we will have to wait and see how this treatment will be utilized in the future.
Contact Pearl Recovery Retreat and Wellness
At Pearl Recovery Retreat and Wellness, we are proud to offer in-house hyperbaric oxygen therapy. Unlike other wellness retreats, we bring the treatment right to your room for your comfort and convenience. To learn more about our upscale, customized, and confidential surgery recovery services, contact us today!