Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment and Therapies Q & A
The list of health conditions that can be improved with hyperbaric oxygen therapy is seemingly endless. Pure, concentrated oxygen can promote healing, relieve pain, and significantly improve your overall health. At Environmental Health Center–Buffalo (EHC Buffalo), integrative and environmental medicine specialist Dr. Kalpana Patel offers hyperbaric oxygen therapy to her local, national, and international patients in her Buffalo office. Call the office or book an appointment online today.
What is hyperbaric oxygen therapy?
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is a specialized treatment that provides pure oxygen in a pressurized environment, maximizing your body’s oxygen intake. This increases the amount of oxygen in your blood, which can restore tissue function, improve health and healing, and fight off infection.
The increase in oxygen levels also stimulates the production of growth factors and stem cells, which your body uses to produce new cells and tissue.
What conditions can hyperbaric oxygen therapy treat?
Dr. Patel may recommend hyperbaric oxygen therapy to treat a number of conditions, such as:
- Fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue syndrome
- Cognitive dysfunction
- High venous oxygen saturation, meaning poor tissue perfusion
What can I expect during a hyperbaric oxygen therapy session?
Hyperbaric therapy is a painless, in-office treatment that takes about one-two hours. Dr. Patel’s staff closely monitors you during your session.
Due to the increase in pressure when undergoing hyperbaric oxygen therapy, the only discomfort you may feel is fullness in your ears, similar to what you might experience on an airplane. Yawning or swallowing may help improve your discomfort.
To get the full benefits of hyperbaric oxygen therapy, you may need three or more treatments per week for few weeks, or in some cases up to 40. Dr. Patel will develop an individualized treatment plan based on your health condition and needs.
Because it’s a noninvasive treatment, you won’t need any downtime following hyperbaric oxygen therapy.
What other therapies are available?
In addition to hyperbaric oxygen therapy, Dr. Patel offers:
- Immunotherapy with antigen injection
- Sublingual Immunotherapy
- Immunotherapy with low-dose allergen (LDA) therapy
- Chemical Detox therapies
- Infrared sauna depuration with Oxygen -exercise- programs
- Chelation therapy, an IV infusion to remove toxic metals from your blood
- EMF sensitivity treatment
- Nutritional therapy to address allergies or toxicities and deficiencies
- Intravenous infusion of nutrients and antioxidants
To effectively treat your condition, Dr. Patel may recommend multiple strategies, including traditional treatments, alternative therapies and integrated approaches including lifestyle modifications.
Dr. Patel offers a wide range of treatments at EHC Buffalo to help improve your health and medical conditions. Call the office or book an appointment online to learn more.