Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is an effective treatment for anemia. It is commonly
used in cases of exceptional blood loss, where a blood transfusion is not possible
or not wanted. HBOT pushes enough oxygen into blood plasma to reach vital organs
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Note: The Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS) approval for treatment of anemia extends only to
severe anemia produced by blood loss. A qualified physician must make this assessment before hyperbaric oxygen
is indicated for treatment of anemia. Other types of anemia are more appropriately treated in other ways.
Read the page Severe Anemia
in the UHMS resource library for more information.