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    HBOT - not so hyperbaric...

    This is a theoretical question of a general nature for those who are hyperbaric specialists, etc, regarding HBOT.

    In short, if one was going to benefit from this therapy for wound healing, would there be any efficacy in using a CCR for breathing 100% O2 at normal pressures?

    For example, sitting watching TV, and breathing O2 off one's say sport KISS, if one has some ulcers that are not healing.

    Of course, the follow on question is - would this do any harm to such a condition?

    I hope I have worded this correctly.

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    Re: HBOT - not so hyperbaric...

    Quote Originally Posted by Andy Del  View Original Post
    This is a theoretical question of a general nature for those who are hyperbaric specialists, etc, regarding HBOT.

    In short, if one was going to benefit from this therapy for wound healing, would there be any efficacy in using a CCR for breathing 100% O2 at normal pressures?

    For example, sitting watching TV, and breathing O2 off one's say sport KISS, if one has some ulcers that are not healing.

    Of course, the follow on question is - would this do any harm to such a condition?

    I hope I have worded this correctly.

    cheers

    Andy
    Hello Andy,

    If all that HBO was doing was improving oxygenation of the non-healing wound then this strategy might have some value. The dose of oxygen is not as high, but an inspired oxygen of 1ATA would improve oxygen in at least some wounds.

    However, it is becoming increasingly clear that hyperbaric oxygen works not so much by oxygenating wounds but rather by initiating cell-signalling processes that stimulate wound healing. Moreover, it is clear that there is a dose-response curve that has a peak in the hyperbaric range (that is, you can't achieve these effects to a useful degree with "normobaric" oxygen). Parenthetically, it also seems clear that endlessly higher pressures are not necessarily better. There is evidence that hyperbaric pressures that are too high are probably less effective. Research into the optimal dose of hyperbaric oxygen for the various problems that are treated is a hot topic in the field at present.

    Hope this makes sense,

    Simon M

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