Your body’s tissues need an adequate supply of oxygen to function. When tissue is injured, it requires even more oxygen to survive. Hyper-baric oxygen therapy increases the amount of oxygen your blood can carry. An increase in blood oxygen temporarily restores normal levels of blood gases and tissue function to promote healing and fight infection.
Hyper-baric oxygen therapy is used to treat several medical conditions. And medical institutions use it in different ways. Your doctor may suggest hyper-baric oxygen therapy if you have one of the following conditions: