Today we come to talk about the benefits of hyperbaric oxygenation in oncology.
Many may not yet know this fact, but the reality is that a hyperbaric oxygenation therapy, or also known as HBO, is very beneficial to the treatment of some types of cancer. Not only that, but it has many benefits to help reverse the effects produced by cancer treatments, such as chemotherapy.
Hyperbaric oxygenation in oncology has a triple indication:
In the first place, it is considered a successful therapeutic modality for the treatment of late lesions by radiation and the prevention of these lesions, an indication that is recognized by the UHMS (Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society). We refer to osteoradionecrosis, which appears mainly in the jaw due to radiation from oral and oropharyngeal cancer, necrosis of the chest wall, as a consequence of the radiation of lung tumors, breast or esophagus, hemorrhagic radiological cisititis, abdominal and pelvic injuries and injuries. neurological by radiation.
Secondly, the OHB is a radiosensitizer, which, used before radiotherapy, increases the therapeutic effect of it on the tumor.
Finally, to treat the entire clinical picture that appears as a result of chemotherapy, such as the deficit of stem cells, anemia and general deterioration that generates a significant sense of disease, with decreased energy and defenses; the use of HBO reverses this situation, producing an acceleration of cellular recovery with considerable clinical improvement.
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy, along with other specific oncological treatments, can help make it much more bearable to suffer a tumor, repairing collateral damage or even minimizing the impact.
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