Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) involves breathing pure oxygen in a pressurised room or tube. In a high-pressure chamber, the air pressure is increased to three times higher than normal air pressure and in mild hyperbaric oxygen therapy the air pressure is increased to 1.3 times normal.
HBOT allows your lungs to absorb more oxygen than would be possible at normal air pressure. Bringing more oxygen into the bloodstream can enhance healing for people with a number of conditions.
Mild pressure HBOT is used for:
Chronic fatigue syndrome
Slow healing wounds or ulcers
Dry eye and mouth syndrome
Preparation for competitive sports to improve performance
Healing of sports injuries
Anti-ageing effects of oxygen
Improved oxygenation of the lungs
Sleep apnoea induced fatigue
High pressure HBOT is used for:
Decompression sickness, experienced by divers and pilots
Air or gas embolism
Carbon monoxide poisoning
Some brain and sinus infections
Osteomyelitis (bacterial infection in the bones)
Necrotising soft tissue infections
Non-healing wounds, such as a diabetic ulcer or ulcers caused by peripheral vascular disease
Vision loss, sudden and painless
For more information contact our Health Advisory Service on 0246558855.