A hyperbaric chamber is a sealed chamber that is pressurized to a level higher than atmospheric pressure. It is used to treat a variety of medical conditions. The air pressure inside the chamber is usually increased to about 2 to 3 times the normal atmospheric pressure, which allows for higher concentrations of oxygen to be dissolved in the bloodstream, improving circulation and healing.
The chamber is filled with pure oxygen and the user is able to breathe normally while inside. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is used to treat various health conditions:
Improved Healing and Recovery: Hyperbaric oxygen therapy has been shown to improve healing times for a variety of conditions, including chronic wounds, radiation injury, decompression sickness, and burns.
Reduced Inflammation: Hyperbaric oxygen therapy can reduce inflammation and swelling, which can help reduce pain and speed up recovery.
Enhanced Immunity: Hyperbaric oxygen therapy has been shown to improve immune system function, which can help with infections, cancer, and other conditions.
Improved Cognitive Function: Hyperbaric oxygen therapy can help reduce cognitive impairment due to stroke, traumatic brain injury, and other conditions.
Increased Energy: Hyperbaric oxygen therapy can help boost energy levels and performance due to improved oxygen delivery to the cells.
Improves Oxygenation: Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) increases the amount of oxygen in the body, which can help improve tissue healing, reduce inflammation, and fight off infection.
Increases Blood Flow: Hyperbaric oxygen therapy can increase the amount of blood flow to the injured area, helping to stimulate healing and reduce pain.
Strengthens the Immune System: Hyperbaric oxygen therapy can help strengthen the immune system by increasing the production of white blood cells and other immune system components.
Improves Cognitive Function: Hyperbaric oxygen therapy can help improve cognitive function and reduce symptoms of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
Enhances Athletic Performance: Hyperbaric oxygen therapy can help improve athletic performance by increasing the body’s ability to take in oxygen and use it efficiently.
Reduces Side Effects of Radiation Therapy: Hyperbaric oxygen therapy can help reduce the side effects of radiation therapy, such as fatigue and nausea.