Do I Need Tests Before I Can Start HBOT?

Before either chelation or hyperbaric oxygen therapy can be started, the patient must be carefully evaluated. This entails a comprehensive history and physical examination, various laboratory tests, and a series of other diagnostic procedures in order to determine the general health status of the patient. In the case of senility it is important to determine the extent to which brain damage has resulted. No treatment can restore dead brain cells. Persons suffering from chronic sinusitis, seizure disorders, emphysema, uncontrolled high fever, history of ear surgery, spontaneous pneumothorax, asymptomatic pulmonary lesions, and viral infections are frequently not acceptable for hyperbaric oxygen therapy. However, final determination of the acceptability of the patient can be determined only after careful clinical examination of the candidate by the physician.

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