‘June, 2018’ Archive
JUNE is Men’s Health Month!
Just last month a study was published stating that Erectile Dysfunction (ED) is caused by microvascular or macrovascular insufficiency in the majority of patients. Studies have shown that hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) can induce angiogenesis in different body organs, and that …
HBOT can induce angiogenesis
and recover erectile function.(1)
Angiogenesis is the physiological process through which new blood vessels form from pre-existing vessels(2) If tissues are damaged as a result of injury or hypoxia, this also results in damage and destruction of the supporting blood vessel structures. The healing process relies on blood supply and the blood nutrient structures to carry out healing as well as to remove damaged cells, debris and foreign micro-organisms.
Research has demonstrated that treatment with hyperbaric oxygen therapy significantly increases the number and actual size of blood vessels in damaged tissues and wounds. This allows an improved blood flow and the healing process to occur faster, speeding the recovery of the injury or wound.(3)
At Advanced Hyperbaric Recovery, we treat men daily for many reasons. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is a medical technique which delivers 100 percent medical grade oxygen at ambient pressures. This will increase the amount of dissolved oxygen in the blood and increase oxygen distribution to the tissues. There are several beneficial properties of HBOT concomitant with elevated oxygen distribution in tissue including anti-inflammation, angiogenesis through vascular endothelial growth factor proliferation, augmented fibroblast activity through fibroblast growth factor proliferation, tissue and wound repair, enhancement of lymphocyte and macrophage activity, increased male testosterone secretion, and bacteriostatic as well as bactericidal activity.(4)
Some diagnoses that we treat are non-healing diabetic wounds, osteoradionecrosis, osteomyelitis, post radiation treatment (part of a total of 13 FDA approved conditions). (5)
These indications are mostly covered by insurance. We treat “off label” concerns as well, such as post-concussion, stroke, post-surgical procedures, athletic exercise recovery, erectile dysfunction and more. Hyperbaric Oxygenation has also been shown to improve erectile dysfunction of penile nerve injuries. (6)
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy for radiation induced proctopathy in men treated for prostate cancer, had good overall response rate to hyperbaric oxygen for radiation induced proctopathy after other attempts at management had failed.
Hyperbaric oxygen is generally well tolerated and it remains an important treatment option for managing this common and difficult disease.(6)
For further reading of the advantages of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy and men’s genitourinary health, please read:
- Recovery of Erectile Function after Posterior Urethral reconstruction (8)
- Clinical Utility of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in Genitourinary Medicine (9)
We are Contracted with: Kaiser Permanente, Blue Cross, Blue Shield, United Health Care, and more.
We have an insurance billing specialist who may be able to assist you in getting your Insurance to cover your addroved condition.
If YOU or anyone in your family, your medical practice,
or anyone in your life might be a candidate for relief with Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, Please consider this remarkable medicine today.
Call us today for more information or to schedule a consultation with our Medical Hyperbaric Physician.
Advanced Hyperbaric Recovery, Inc is an award winning facility located just 10 minutes north of the Golden Gate Bridge in the beautiful San Francisco Bay Area.
We use hard steel chambers with acrylic windows that are pressurized with 100% medical grade oxygen.
Hyperbaric Oxygen therapy is FDA approved to treat 13 indications. It is considered “off label” to treat any other diagnoses not on this list. HBOT does require a physician’s prescription.
We are more than happy to consult with you.
Jacqueline S. Chan, DO
Hyperbaric Physician, Medical Director of our Brain Care Program
Dr Jacqueline S. Chan, DO is Board Certified in Family Practice, Board Certified in Holistic Medicine, Board Certified in Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine, including Osteopathic Medical Board of California.
Call for an appointment with Dr. Chan