What is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBO)?

Category: Procedures


HBO is a method of administering pure oxygen at greater than atmospheric pressure to improve non-healing wounds, Carbon Monoxide poisoning, damage caused by radiation treatments, brain and nerve disorders, cardiovascular disorders; and some digestive system disorders.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis 10 6
General health 8 4
Multiple sclerosis 7 2
Traumatic brain injury 5 0
Fibromyalgia 4 2

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 3
Mild 1
None 15

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBO)

Side effect Patients
Fatigue 1
Longsightedness 1
Nausea 1
Pain 1
Short term memory problems 1


Based on patients currently having Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBO)

Dosage Patients
daily 3
weekly 3
1 hr daily 1
m,w,f 1
Adherence Evaluations
Always 16
Usually 1
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 3
A little hard to take 7
Not at all hard to take 8
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 10
$100-199 0
$50-99 2
$25-49 0
< $25 3
Not specified 4
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5 patient evaluations for Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBO)

Jan 15, 2013 (Started Dec 13, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for General health)
  • Side effects
  • Adherence
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: Monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 5, 2011 (Started Jun 05, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for stiffness/spasticity)
  • Side effects
  • Adherence
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: I bought the Hyperbaric Oxygen Chamber from Oxyhealth in LA, Ca. It comes with a remote so I can operate myself. I am just starting this treatment regularly so I can post the results in 2 months. I am taking this this therapy twice a day. This chamber has a comppressure that creates the pressure like under 10 feet of ocean and there is another unit that turns the regular air to 92% OXYGEN. The idea is you need to breath this oxygen with a mask under the pressurized chamber so that oxygen can reach to every nerve and every cell to the body. This is antiaging. I have bought the chamber as alternate care. The result will be longer than taking medicine. It is a healing procedure not instant fix. I have seen a woman getting cured from cerebal palsey who became able from disable and opened her own business .There was a case study of Hyperbaric oxygen therapy that a man came of his medicine Sinemet after one month's treatment at Merced Universit
Cost: $200+ monthly

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Jul 24, 2009 (Started Jul 06, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
  • Adherence
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Weekly
Advice & Tips: It didn't seem to have any positive effect but took only 7 1-hour treatments over 3 weeks. Coincided with eyesight deterioration - can't be sure if causal or coincidental.
Cost: $200+ monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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