Bangkok Hospital has introduced the Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) for treatment and rehabilitation.
At Bangkok Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Center, treatments are administered by experienced and specialized physicians in aviation and underwater faculty. The treatment of decompression sickness and air embolism found in astronauts, pilots, and sea divers that have been exposed to various atmospheric pressure.
Also known as Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT), the treatment infuses concentrated oxygen, approximately 20 times of the normal level, through a decompressing chamber. The chamber enhances the oxygen flow through the blood stream at approximately three times at the atmospheric pressure which decreases tissue swelling, healing wounds rapidly, and also forming new blood vessels.
For the safety and comfort of our patients, our HBOT center utilizes "monoplace", a single-person chamber. Patients can relax, watch television, listen to music or simply relax at ease during the session.
HBOT is used to treat:
- Bubbles of air in your blood vessels (arterial gas embolism)
- Carbon monoxide poisoning
- Severe wound from accident
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for Autism Treatment
Autism is a complex neurobehavioral disorder that includes impairments in social interaction and developmental language and communication skills combined with rigid, repetitive behaviors. The disorder covers a large spectrum of symptoms, skills, and levels of impairment. It ranges in severity from a handicap that somewhat limits an otherwise normal life to a devastating disability that may require institutional care. However, today there are numerous treatment methods which include Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy.
Dr. Chollapat Chaturogkul
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Bangkok Hospital
Indicates that autism can found in children before the age of 3 and a majority will be unable to speak at the age of 1, or was able to speak intermittently and suddenly stopped altogether. Symptoms may include repetition of sentences and words, diminished responsiveness, and gibberish. Teachers at school may inform the parent that their child is secluded and does not join group activities, has difficulty making eye contact, displays obsessive compulsive behavior, repetitive movement, and ritualistic behavior.
Other noticeable symptoms that can be observed in infancy are, your child does not display facial expression, does not follow objects visually (3 months), does not respond to his or her name or to the sound of a familiar voice (6 months), does not ask for help or make other basic requests. Autism is caused by the malfunction of several systems with in the body which affect learning, expression, and behavior. Children with autism are by nature delicate and highly complex; as such each case can vary greatly and is affected by factors such as age and environment. Today, the ability to analyze physiological abnormalities and biomarkers has helped in the diagnosis and treatment of autism.
The use of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy can help to recover brain cells that may have stopped functioning, which can help to reduce the symptoms of autism. HBO is a new method that has been incorporated into traditional treatment, is highly safe, and has shown significant positive results in a shorter space of time. During HBO treatment sessions, patients breathe 100% oxygen under increased atmospheric pressure. The significantly increased oxygen exposure can lead to rejuvenation and increase efficiency of brain cells. The process in carried out in a room under increased atmospheric pressure, this will help to create collagen through the partition of Fibroblast Cells. This helps to create more capillaries which will facilitate the transportation of oxygen to brain cells. Furthermore, it can lead to stem cell mobilization, a process whereby stems cells are stimulated out of the bone marrow space into blood stream (neovascularization).
Before Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy your physician will conduct a thorough health check-up. After being given the all clear the therapy begins and the patients will breathe 100% oxygen under increased atmospheric pressure. The session will last approximately 60 minutes and patients have the option of receiving treatment up to 2 times per day. Significant improvement can normally be observed after the 10th session.
In conjunction with Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Bangkok Hospital offers a multidisciplinary medical team of pediatric psychiatrists, developmental pediatrician, clinical psychologists, occupational therapists, and speech therapists. Also available are Music Therapy sessions and Bio Molecular Laboratory through collaboration with N Health and leading foreign medical institutions.