Often patients who have undergone radiation therapy for the treatment of prostate cancer experience symptoms of urinary incontinence, intermittent or constant hematuria, severe dysuria, pelvic or rectal pain, or even erectile dysfunction. These symptoms may be the result of conditions known as radiation injury.
Examples include radiation cystitis, radiation prostatitis, and radiation proctitis.
Symptoms can arise months, if not years, after initial radiation exposure and significantly deteriorate a patient’s quality of life and overall well-being.
To improve the quality of life of these patients and heal wounds caused by radiation therapy, angiogenesis is the key. By speeding up the production of vascularization, HBOT serves to help your patients heal faster from wounds caused by radiation.
How your patients will benefit from HBOT
- Enhances fibroblast proliferation and collagen synthesis, decreasing fibrosis
- Enhances leukocyte oxidative killing
- Has a potent anti-inflammatory effect reducing swelling and edema
- Stimulates angiogenesis
- Synergistic effect of HBOT plus antibiotics by enhancing bacterial cell wall penetration and direct toxic of effect of HBOT on anaerobic organisms
- Enhances stem cell proliferation from the bone marrow and migration to the area of injury
Did You Know?
Boyle’s Law: “The absolute pressure exerted by a given mass of an ideal has is inversely proportional to the volume it occupies, if the temperature and amount of gas remain unchanged within a closed system.”
Our experienced clinical team is available to help you identify appropriate candidates for Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy and to answer any additional questions about HBOT or our facilities. You deserve the best – our mission is to achieve patient success through personalized, innovative, and compassionate care that enhances your healing potential. We do so at the lowest possible out-of-pocket cost for your patients, with only one copay and/or less coinsurance than at a hospital-based HBOT program.