Carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning occurs when so much CO is in the air (from a building fire, engine exhaust, poorly vented portable heater, etc.), the body replaces the oxygen in red blood cells with carbon monoxide. Tissues and organs are starved for oxygen, leading to serious tissue damage or even death. CO poisoning from smoke inhalation can be complicated by cyanide poisoning. Other complications can occur from the presence of methylene chloride vapors, a volatile substance in degreasers, solvents, and paint removers.
Immediate treatment is essential and depends on getting pure oxygen into the system as quickly and efficiently as possible. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is often the answer. HBOT is especially effective in protecting heart and brain tissue, which are highly susceptible to injury from carbon monoxide poisoning.
HYPERBARIC OXYGEN THERAPY TREATMENT FOR CARBON MONOXIDE POISONING
We administer the latest hyperbaric technology in a comfortable, private setting. Treatment takes place in a clear acrylic chamber where you comfortably recline and view your surroundings at all times. Our experienced treatment team monitors you throughout the procedure.