August 19, 2021

Learning About Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

hyperbaric chamber

Learning About Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Swedish Hospital offers patient state-of-the art hyperbaric Chambers with your utmost comfort in mind. Treatment usually lasts two hours with frequent return visits for replenishment. A typical course of treatment is ten to sixty minutes, depending upon the individual patient's response to treatment. Typically patients are advised to stay in the chamber until they feel cold or experience any form of discomfort. Swedish Hospital Hyperbaric Chambers are designed to provide a safe and sterile environment for patients experiencing oxygen deprivation.

Injuries to the bone, muscles, ligaments, and tendons are usually the result of improper or overuse of an athlete or someone involved in physical activity. Athletes should protect their body by using hyperbaric chamber therapy to recover faster from these types of injuries. Athletes should not practice strenuous activities while using hBot as it can cause permanent damage to soft tissues. It is also not recommended for patients who have heart or circulatory problems.

Patients suffering from ear infections will greatly benefit from the therapeutic use of the hyperbaric chamber. The high atmospheric pressure and humid temperature will greatly assist in fighting off infections. Pus pockets may form in the ear if the fluid travels up into the ear canals. When this happens infection can occur and the ear drum can become infected. Swedish Medical University has developed a special type of foam that provides a barrier between the fluid and the ear drum, thereby greatly decreasing the chances of infection occurring.

Many who suffer from allergies find that their symptoms improve when they take hyperbaric chambers. Allergy symptoms are often caused by a buildup of histamines in the body. The hyperbaric chamber provides pure oxygen and anti-histamines, which kill all the histamines in the air. The immune system is then able to function more efficiently and the histamines are released. This improves the overall immune response.

Wounds heal faster and with less pain when they are exposed to pure oxygen and pure anti-free radicals. Barriers keep foreign bodies and viruses from entering the body while the body heals itself. The hyperbaric chamber can help wounds heal faster. When taken before surgery patients notice an improvement in the healing process. The body is in a more active state which promotes faster healing. Hyperbaric therapy has been shown to improve the skin condition, muscle strength and the speed at which wounds heal.

Anecdotal evidence supports the claim that hyperbaric oxygen chambers increase brain performance. Neurofeedback has been shown to improve memory and attention. Patients who have brain tumor injuries to report an increase in their ability to learn and remember.

One of the most dramatic life saving results from using the hyperbaric chamber is the following story. A man with severe burns over his left hand had consulted a plastic surgeon about making a graft to cover the portion of his arm that was burned. After a week of consulting the surgeon, he was still not sure whether he could get the tissue out of the arm. After several weeks of consulting with the surgeon, the doctor was finally told by the patient that he had enough healthy tissue to make a graft. The patient's doctor never told the patient that he had better results at using the hyperbaric chamber for the graft than he would have with other tissue types.

This case is an extreme, but understandable, example of how hyperbaric oxygen therapy (hbot) affects the body. When using the chamber, you allow the healthy tissue to die while sustaining the sick tissue so the entire body works at a much higher level of efficiency. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (hbot) uses special chambers that contain pure oxygen at very high pressure. Many doctors and scientists believe this type of healing will be very helpful in the future.

Copyright ©

linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram