How does hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) stimulate new capillary growth?
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) stimulates new capillary growth
During the time of injury and damage, the micro-circulation and the blood vessels of this circulation (capillaries) are vital to the healing process through the supply of nutrients and oxygen and the removal of waste and debris to enable the cells responsible for healing to successfully complete their function.
Growth of new capillaries, and the repair of damaged capillaries are stimulated within the damaged tissues by hyperbaric oxygen therapy, providing increased oxygen availability to these areas. The increased oxygen supply and increased pressure employed by hyperbaric oxygen supply are responsible for the stimulation of new capillary growth and the repair of existing capillaries.