Stem Cells and Hyperbaric Oxygen

hyperbaric-A

Stem cells are a type of cell that can divide and differentiate into many different types of cells in the body. They are found in all tissues of the body, including the brain, and can be used to repair and regenerate damaged tissue. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is a treatment that involves breathing 100% oxygen while in a chamber that is pressurized to two to three times the normal atmospheric pressure. HBOT has been shown to be effective in treating a variety of conditions, including wounds that won't heal, infections, and tissue damage from radiation therapy. One of the ways that HBOT is thought to work is by increasing the amount of oxygen that is delivered to the tissues. This can help to stimulate the growth of new blood vessels and promote the healing of damaged tissue. In addition, HBOT has been shown to increase the number of stem cells in the body. Stem cells are important for the healing process because they can differentiate into the various types of cells that are needed to repair the damage. For example, when a wound is healing, stem cells can differentiate into skin cells, blood cells, and other types of cells that are needed for repair. HBOT has been shown to be an effective treatment for wounds that won't heal, infections, and tissue damage from radiation therapy. In addition, HBOT has been shown to increase the number of stem cells in the body, which can help to promote the healing of damaged tissue.