Complementary therapy
November 28, 2018

Oxygen therapy for rheumatology

HBOT is a very effective adjunctive treatment for Rheumatoid Arthritis procedures

Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory autoimmune disorder that can affect the lining of the joints and cause painful swelling that will result in the erosion of bones and the deformation of joints, which aggravated, leads to physical disabilities. As an autoimmune disorder, rheumatoid arthritis develops when the immune system starts wrongly attacking its own body’s tissues.

The process of inflammation involves soft tissues – tendons, ligaments and muscle, also it can affect the bone. Joint tissues (synovial membranes) swell up, there is disturbance in blood circulation and local tissues become anoxic (lacking in oxygen), thus slowing down cell metabolism.

Hypoxia (oxygen deprival) is central to the effects of rheumatoid arthritis, as blood flow to the joint is decreased because of intra-articular pressure and the inflamed joints require increased levels of oxygen. 

Oxygen to improve blood circulation and suppress inflammation

HBOT is beneficial to stabilize the body’s immunologic function, strengthen the body’s support to eliminate pathogenic factors, lower blood sedimentation, suppress inflammation and in given time, repair diseased joints.

Suppressing the inflammatory response is highly important to reduce joint swelling. Supplying more oxygen to the tissue will improve circulation and correct local ischemia and anoxia, thus invigorating the metabolism. HBOT brings advantages such as fast joint repercussion and subsequent paint relief from its analgesic effects.

Oxygen therapy is designed to hold a protective role during ischemic circumstances, to speed up angiogenesis and help the function of fibroblasts to improve the production of collagen, an action targeted to relieve pain.

Improving the syptoms to relieve the painful effects

Certain aggressive infections that affect the bones, such as fibromyalgia and osteomyelitis can be greately ammeliorated by increasing the oxygen levels to favor neovascularization, reverse the actions of ischemia, accelerate healing and promote osteogenesis.

Hyperbaric oxygenation is dedicated to 

  • Sustain antimicrobial effects
  • Stabilize the immune system
  • Avoid systemic inflammatory response
  • Improve the viability of tissues
  • Reduce inflammation
  • Restore bone oxygenation
  • Lower the sedimentation rate
  • Reduce the reach of debridement
  • Relieve chronic pain and bone infections
  • Prevent amputations
  • Cure deterioration of microcirculation to slow bone necrosis
  • Increase analgesia
  • Accelerate recovery

HBOT for pain relief and improvement of quality of life 

Rheumatic pathologies that manifest with inflammations and affect bone tissues, motor skills, the connective tissue and the joints, need the employment of a therapeutic strategy to relieve the pain and its systemic symptoms, also to improve the quality of life.

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is an adjunctive treatment to support regular medical interventions with great efficiency.

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