Carbon Monoxide (CO) poisoning is known to suffocate you from the inside. Carbon monoxide attaches to your hemoglobin preventing oxygen from attaching and being carried throughout the body.
Hyperbaric oxygen has several actions beneficial in ameliorating pathophysiological events associated with CNS injuries mediated by CO. When treated at proper depths (2.5 ATA to 3 ATA) HBOT accelerates the disassociation of CO from hemoglobin. Subsequent treatments treat the neurological sequela caused by the CO poisoning.
- Improvement in mitochondrial oxidative processes.
- Inhibition of lipid peroxidation.
- Impairment of leukocyte adhesion to injured microvasculature.