Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

From the Show: Wellness for Life
Summary: Stimulating oxygen production in the body can assist in health recovery.
Air Date: 4/7/17
Duration: 26:51
Host: Susanne Bennett, DC
Guest Bio: Scott Sherr, MD
Dr. Scott SherrDr. Scott Sherr is a Board Certified Internal Medicine Physician with additional certification in Hyperbaric Oxygen Medicine. He graduated Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa from UCLA with a BA in History and BS in Psychobiology. He then attended University of Maryland Medical School and Residency Program where he graduated Magna Cum Laude from the former with Alpha Omega Alpha Distinction.

Dr. Sherr's passion is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) and he is one of the few medical doctors in the country using an integrative approach in this field. His approach includes cutting edge and dynamic protocols, targeted lab work, supplementation, adjunctive technologies, and nutritional interventions to hyperdrive healing. Dr. Sherr has has special interest in the use of HBOT for neurocognitive conditions, cancer, and optimal performance. 

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
Hyperbaric oxygen treatment (HBOT) is a medical treatment that increases the oxygen content in the cells.

The pressure around the individual is increased so the body takes in more oxygen. This changes how your body functions.

The process takes place in a clear, pressurized chamber that simulates underwater pressure. Plasma gets saturated with oxygen. It takes about 60-90 minutes so the body isn’t overexposed to oxygen.

HBOT works well for cancer patients, those with diabetic foot ulcers, chronic bone infections and sudden hearing loss. Outside of the United States, it has been used for Crohn’s disease, traumatic brain injury, stroke, multiple sclerosis (MS), inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), reflex sympathetic dystrophy, chronic infections, biocognitive impairment and health optimization.

The more acute the condition, the less HBOT is needed. It can take anywhere from 5-40 treatments, depending on the condition. It works best when treating every day, Monday through Friday, taking the weekends off.

Listen as Dr. Scott Sherr joins Dr. Susanne Bennett to share how HBOT works.