Osteoporosis is a bone disease in which the density and quality of bone are reduced. The prevalence of osteoporosis (bone loss) and sarcopenia (loss of muscle tissue) increases as the population ages. Osteoporosis and sarcopenia are commonly associated with genetics, mechanical factors, and hormonal factors and primarily associated with aging.
Because bones and muscles closely interconnected by anatomy, metabolic profile, and chemical components, they can be treated with optimal therapeutic interventions such as hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT). HBOT has been shown to stimulate and support the regeneration of tissues and treat bone damage.
How Does HBOT Affect Osteoporosis?
The healing of bones can be stopped due to diseases like osteoporosis. This can happen to athletes, as well as those with diabetes. Osteoporosis can cause chronic pain and disability for life for patients with the disease. With diseases like osteoporosis, bone healing is a major challenge for doctors.
Oxygen is essential for cell metabolism and cell repair. We’ve already seen success in animal studies where hyperbaric oxygen therapy has shown to increase the growth factor in animals.
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy has been shown to increase the creation of collagen, a material that fills the space between broken bones. HBOT also increases the growth of capillaries in affected areas, which helps bring nutrients to the bones.
Hyperbaric oxygen increases the production of cells vital for bone growth and healing, and the removal of old dead bone.
“Keep in mind that HBOT is not a cure for COVID-19, but it has been demonstrated to dramatically increase the immune function of patients. “
Case Study: Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Treating Osteoporosis of the Hip
A rare condition called transient osteoporosis of the hip (TOH) occurs in middle-aged men or in women of the third trimester of pregnancy. Those with TOH feel a gradual increase in pain associated with a reduction of range in motion. A case study by the Department of Underwater and Hyperbaric Medicine, examined a 33-year-old female patient with severe hip pain one month after delivery. An MRI showed significant bone damage in the patient.
She received a total of 30 hyperbaric oxygen therapy sessions for two hours each. Over the course of her treatment, her pain was relieved and became asymptomatic after a month. She also found her range of motion completely recovered. A following MRI after the hyperbaric oxygen therapy showed normal readings in her bone structure.
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At Aalto Hyperbaric, we have three state-of-the-art hyperbaric oxygen treatment centers in Century City, Margate, and Woodland Hills. Our treatments are safe, painless, and non-invasive. They are scientifically proven to treat a number of temporary and chronic conditions that traditional medicine may not address. Schedule an appointment with us today at 1-888-303-HBOT, or email us anytime at email@example.com.