Infertility and Erectile Dysfunction
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy could be helpful in the treatment of female infertility, particularly where the problem is the quality of the endometrium lining. Hyperbaric oxygen treatments oxygenate the organs and promote the growth of stem cells, thickening the endometrium and ripening the tissue for fertility. Hyperbaric oxygen also promotes elimination of toxins from the body, which are greatly increased in patients with inadequate fertility responses.
Hyperbaric oxygen increases male genital microcirculation, thus improving production and development of mature sperm. High tissue levels of oxygen, induced by hyperbaric oxygen treatments, stimulate growth of new blood vessels in poorly vascularized tissues, increasing motor activity of both sperm and the penis. This increases the blood flow to the penis, improving sexual function in impotent men.