Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in Fond du Lac

How does HBOT work?

Hyperbaric oxygen has a number of potential effects on the body including:

  • Angiogenesis – stimulates growth of capillaries in hypoxic tissue to improve wound healing
  • Hyperoxygenation – high levels of oxygen can help with the repair of cellular function
  • Osteogenesis – HBOT can stimulate the production of new bone cells in compromised bones
  • Microbiological – high levels of oxygen help eliminate anaerobic bacteria
  • Immune Stimulation – increased phagocytosis and natural killer cells
  • Decreased Inflammation – decrease in TNF alpha, cytokines and cyclo-oxygenase
  • Vasoconstriction – oxygen may reduce edema
  • Tissue Repair – May help in tissue repair/regeneration

What conditions can be treated with HBOT?

The mainstream and hospital-based uses for HBOT include:
  • Lyme disease
  • Cancer
  • Air or gas embolism
  • Carbon monoxide poisoning
  • Acute traumatic ischemia 
  • Cyanide poisoning 
  • Decompression illness (“bends”)
  • Clostridial myonecrosis 
  • Radiation proctitis 
  • Some non-healing wounds
  • Gas gangrene
  • Necrotizing infections
  • Some cases of osteomyelitis
  • Radiation-induced tissue damage
  • Compromised grafts and skin flaps
  • Burns
  • Compartment syndrome

There are a growing number of extra conditions that may respond to increased oxygen levels. For many of these, the level of scientific proof is limited or anecdotal.

These include:

  • Cerebral palsy 
  • Stroke 
  • Multiple sclerosis 
  • Head injuries and concussion
  • Mycoplasma + Lyme disease
  • Before and after surgery
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Sports injuries
  • Autism
  • Migraine + cluster headaches
  • Idiopathic sudden deafness
  • Systemic fungal infection
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Trigeminal neuralgia
  • Raynaud’s phenomenon
  • Vascular disease
  • Crohn’s disease (especially if fistula)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Decreased immune function
  • Venomous bites
  • Retinal artery occlusion
"Thank you! I just want to thank all of you for the past 5 weeks. I felt like this was my second home during our course of hyperbaric oxygen treatment with [3-year old] Sylvia. All of you made it easy to get up and come there. Knowing I had a long day ahead of me with Sylvia. The extra help you gave me with her made it less stressful for me, and your every day smiles with her always reassured me that I made the right decision to try this way. You have a beautiful, comfortable, and very professionally run center. As a mom, it helped me in being gone away from my family for so many days. All of your staff was wonderful."
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