Before we really delve into the risks of HBOT, we want to stress the fact that hyperbaric oxygen therapy is very safe, and most patients experience few to no side effects. That being established, we believe in the power of education here at NeuraPerformance Brain Center, so we want to let you know the possible side effects and complications of HBOT. If you experience any of these side effects or complications, seek immediate help from your treating neurologist or other physician.
Many of these side effects can be avoided with proper communication and preparation. For example, while all patients are encouraged to eat before hyperbaric oxygen therapy, this is especially vital for diabetic patients. A patient who struggles with claustrophobia, as another example, may benefit from sedation.
Many of these complications are very unlikely, especially within our clinical setting, so please don’t let these scary “what ifs” keep you from reaping the benefits of hyperbaric oxygen therapy. If you think you may be at a particularly high risk for any of these side effects or complications, contact NeuraPerformance, and let’s discuss the ideal treatment plan for your individual symptoms and circumstances. You can even schedule an appointment online.