As widely reported in the media, Jay Leno suffered second and third-degree burns while working on his 1907 White Steam Car. While under the car, a gasoline fire burst the car into flames causing third degree burns to Leno. One of the treatments he is receiving to care for his burns is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, in a hyperbaric oxygen chamber. "The treatment helps with swelling and increases blood flow with good oxygenation to the burns on Jay's arms, shoulders, neck and face. Dr. Peter Grossman of the Grossman Burn Center told Inside Edition the process will also decrease bacteria around the injuries." Read the full article here.
Thermal burns caused from fire or other extreme heat can cause extreme pain, inflammation, and infection. The use of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) to treat severe burns can correct for these ailments and by regenerating tissue, reducing inflammation, preventing infection, and reducing pain. Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for severe Thermal Burns is FDA Approved and covered by Medicare and commercial insurance plans.
How HBOT Benefits Those with Severe Burns:
- Helps fight infection
- Reduces pain
- More oxygen speeds up cell repair and recovery
- Promotes stem cell mobilization
- Reduces inflammation and swelling
More About Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is gaining interest and popularity, for many good reasons. Research suggests this all-natural treatment provides significant health benefits for patients diagnosed with various disorders and diseases, those suffering from injuries or procedure-related complications, or individuals simply looking to improve their overall health, wellness and performance.
What is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy?
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy involves breathing 100 percent oxygen while pressurizing the body to pressures greater than normal (the pressure at sea level). The process is achieved inside a specialized chamber within which the patient comfortably breathes 100% medical grade oxygen while the pressure inside the chamber is gradually increased. Based on laws of physics – Boyle's law, Henry’s law, and Dalton’s Law – breathing oxygen under pressure allows oxygen to be dissolved into plasma portion of the blood. Under normal conditions, plasma does not carry oxygen, that is left to the red blood cell and hemoglobin. Dissolving oxygen into plasma allows it to carry oxygen at least four times further into the body’s tissues which results in a much higher concentration of oxygen within the body – as much as 1,200% higher!
But why would you need or want to increase the concentration of oxygen in your body? Under normal conditions, the air we breathe contains a mixture of gases, of which only about 21% is oxygen. This is generally sufficient for the body’s basic functions in those with normal lungs. However, elevating the oxygen level in the body creates a whole cascade of benefits both in the immediate short term as well as more long term (if done enough times). It is this cascade of benefits that enhances and accelerates the body’s ability to repair itself, generate energy, and create an environment in which inflammation is suppressed and regenerative healing is promoted.
Written by Hyperbaric Medical Solutions
Hyperbaric Medical Solutions is a free-standing, independent medical practice, providing hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT). HBOT is an advanced healing therapy that treats conditions that benefit from increased oxygen concentration and absorption in the body....Read More