HBOT Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is a medical treatment that benefits a substantial list of ailments in the veterinary field. Here at MVS we use it to treat a variety of medical conditions and in combination with other modes of therapy. The reason is that pressurized oxygen delivered in a hyperbaric chamber greatly increases the amount of oxygen delivered to tissues. Red blood cells (RBC) carry oxygen in the blood vessels to the tissues with only two molecules of oxygen per RBC. When under pressure, the molecules dissolve in the plasma, which are then pushed into the tissue directly. If you think of sea level pressure being 1 ATA, when you increase the pressure to 2 ATA, it is equivalent to diving 33 feet under water except there is no water, only oxygen. The amount of oxygen in plasma increases over 100 times normal. The benefits of HBOT is not from oxygen surrounding the body but rather from breathing it in.
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When prescribed appropriately and administered by trained staff, under veterinarian supervision, and in a certified facility such as here at MVS, HBOT is safe. Average HBOT sessions are between 1-2 hours. It takes about 10-20 minutes to prepare the patient (temperature, vitals, and chamber preparation) and then another 10-20 minutes to reach the required ATA. Once the required ATA pressure is reached, the average treatment session is 30-45 minutes at that ATA. Afterward, there is another 10-20 minutes to depressurize. Below are a few of the many benefits of HBOT for pets.
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