Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) refers to breathing 100 percent oxygen under high atmospheric pressure. The air pressure in a hyperbaric oxygen therapy chamber is two to three times greater than normal air pressure. This higher air pressure helps to deliver pure oxygen to the lungs and eventually, to all other body parts.
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) can speed up the healing process after sports injuries and reduce the risk of re-injury. It also promotes recovery from wounds and burns. HBOT delivers pure oxygen to the lungs and body at higher atmospheric pressure. So it can help to rejuvenate your skin and make you more beautiful. HBOT can boost the healthy immune system, helping the body avoid tissue hypoxia and fatigue. Tissue hypoxia is the main cause of again. So, HBOT also has anti-aging effects.
HBOT can treat several other health issues, such as carbon monoxide poisoning, serious infection, air bubbles in your blood vessels, and wounds that may not heal due to diabetes or radiation exposure.
HBOT dates back to the 1600s. Henshaw, a British clergyman, invented the first HBOT chamber. He used it to treat a wide range of medical conditions. The French surgeon Fontaine, who created the first pressurized, movable HBOT chamber in 1879, carried on this concept of treating patients under increased oxygen pressure.
We provide the following types of Hyperbaric Oxygen Chambers for at-home use:
1. Premium Monoplace Hyperbaric Chamber – OXYLIFE I:
It is for one user at a time. The user lies down in this hyperbaric oxygen chamber and breathes 100% pure oxygen at a specific atmospheric pressure for a set duration of time.
It can be easily operated by the user using the inside panel. A trained hyperbaric technician can also operate it from outside.
It comes with the following benefits:
- Low operating and maintenance cost
- Affordable price
- Can serve users for many years
- Optimal for users of every age
- Delivers the best results without any delay
- Beautiful & Comfortable anterior
- High-quality resin fiber loop mattress and pillow
2. Multi-Place Hyperbaric Chambers – OXYLIFE C:
It is for more than one user at a time. The users may sit or recline in chairs, depending on their needs, while breathing pure oxygen. A highly trained hyperbaric therapy technician can sit inside the chamber to help you with your therapy or perform emergency functions.
It comes with the following benefits:
- Best for 2-4 users at a time
- Flexible and foldable seats
- Can accommodate a wheelchair or a stationary bike
- Modular Construction
- Can be easily dismantled or re-assembled
How Does Hyperbaric Oxygen Chambers Work:
Your body’s cells require an appropriate quantity of oxygen to function. When there is a tissue injury, it requires extra oxygen to survive. The air pressure in a hyperbaric oxygen therapy chamber is two to three times greater than normal air pressure (1.5 or 2 ATA). Under these circumstances, your lungs can absorb so much more oxygen than if you were inhaling pure oxygen at normal atmospheric pressure.
The amount of oxygen your blood can transport rises during hyperbaric oxygen treatment. When your blood delivers this extra oxygen to the body, it helps the body fight against infections and promotes recovery after sports injuries and burns. It also enhances the production of molecules known as growth factors and stem cells, which promote healing. These high oxygen concentrations stimulate normal oxygen levels in the tissues even after the HBOT session is over.
HBOT can prevent reperfusion injuries. When blood flow is disturbed, as in a traumatic injury, a chain of events inside the injured cells causes the production of toxic oxygen radicals. These chemicals can cause irreversible tissue damage. They stimulate blood arteries to constrict and prevent blood flow. HBOT urges the body’s oxygen radical wastes to seek out the damaged molecules, allowing repair to proceed.
HBOT suppresses the action of dangerous bacteria while also boosting the body’s immune system. Certain bacteria’s toxins can be made inactive by HBOT. It contributes to their resistance to infection. It can also enhance white blood cells’ ability to eliminate pathogens.
Hyperbaric oxygen chambers can be used to treat many conditions including:
- Air and gas bubbles in blood vessels
- Anemia (severe anemia when blood transfusions do not work)
- Burns (severe burns treated at a specialized burn center)
- Carbon monoxide poisoning
- Crush injury
- Decompression sickness
- Gas gangrene
- Hearing loss (complete hearing loss without any known cause)
- Skin and bone infection
- Radiation exposure
- Skin graft flap
- Blindness (sudden and painless in one eye due to blockage of blood flow)
- Wounds (non-healing, diabetic foot ulcers)
During The HBOT Session:
As your chamber fills with 100 percent oxygen, the pressure and temperature will increase inside the chamber. You can easily adjust the temperature or ask your hyperbaric technician to help you with this. You can sit or lie comfortably in hyperbaric oxygen chambers. You can watch movies or TV shows or sleep during the session.
You may have ear fullness. Speak with your HBOT technician about how to alleviate it. Depending on the cause for the therapy, sessions might range anywhere from 40 minutes to 4 hours.
After the HBOT Session:
After the session, your therapy team can evaluate you by measuring your heart rate and blood pressure. You can leave if everything is alright. After the HBOT session, you may feel sleepy or hungry. It has no adverse effect on your daily activities.
While using HBOT chambers for FDA-approved conditions, HBOT is typically safe, and serious complications are uncommon.
Potential risks associated with HBOT include:
- Middle ear injuries caused by changes in air pressure, leaking fluid, and eardrum rupture
- Myopia (temporary nearsightedness) induced by transient eye lens adjustments.
- Changes in air pressure can cause lung collapse (barotrauma)
- Seizures due to an excess of oxygen (oxygen toxicity) in your nervous system
- Diabetes patients using insulin may have lower blood sugar levels.
- Fire, in some conditions due to the oxygen-rich atmosphere inside the treatment chamber.
Hyperbaric oxygen treatment is not suitable for everyone. People who have recently undergone ear surgery or damage, a cold or fever, or some form of pulmonary disease should not use it. Before utilizing an HBOT device, the US Food and Drug Administration suggests that you consult with your health care practitioner to ensure that you are receiving the most suitable treatment.
If your doctor recommends HBOT, the FDA recommends going to a hospital or clinic that has been evaluated and fully accredited by the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society.
Cost of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT):
HBOT is an evidence-based therapy that can heal and lessen the severity of wounds and infections. The percentage of recovery ranges is higher than 85 percent among patients who follow the treatment suggested by their doctors.
The cost of treatment will often range between $200 and $400, depending on the location of the services. You will most probably require more than ten sessions to benefit from hyperbaric oxygen therapy.
Benefits Of Owning A Hyperbaric Oxygen Chamber For Home Or Spa:
Oxyhelp manufactures the best and most comfortable hyperbaric oxygen chambers. You can easily use such a hyperbaric oxygen chamber at home or buy it for your spa. Investing money for better health is the best investment. These hyperbaric oxygen chambers for home or spa can prove to be a good investment for good health. Owning a hyperbaric oxygen chamber for home or spa can provide you many benefits, including the followings:
- You won’t have to go to a hyperbaric oxygen therapy center after every few weeks.
- It can save you a lot of precious time.
- You can save a good amount of money by owning a hyperbaric oxygen chamber. Instead of paying a few hundred dollars for each HBOT session, you should own a hyperbaric oxygen chamber.
- You can comfortably take HBOT sessions with your partner or loved ones at your own home or spa.
- You can enjoy HBOT sessions whenever you need them. You won’t have to wait to get an appointment.