What is HBO therapy?

1. What is HBO therapy?

HBO therapy is used in the prevention and treatment of various diseases, with pure oxygen under high atmospheric pressure produced in the chamber, specially for this type of therapy. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy maintains health, youthful appearance, provides excellent physical and mental health.

HBO treatment is carried out under the supervision of a doctor, therapy is planned for each patient depending on his health condition.

2. The importance of oxygen in our body?

Oxygen in addition to food and water is one of the three most important elements in biochemical and physiological processes. Oxygen helps  maintain brain function, immune function and strengthen its defensive capability.

Oxygen is in the air, which contains about 1/5 of oxygen and 4/5 of nitrogen. The concentration of dissolved oxygen in the blood is approximately equal to its concentration in the air.

A higher percentage of oxygen in the body is bound to hemoglobin in the blood, which is almost saturated under normal concentration of oxygen in the air.

3. What are the physiological mechanisms of HBO therapy?

Breathing pure oxygen under high pressure in a hyperbaric chamber causes an increased concentration of dissolved oxygen in the arterial blood plasma. The advantage is that the dissolved oxygen with plasma can reach places that erythrocytes cannot because of their size.

This oxygen is vital in situations where the red blood cells or hemoglobin due to a pathological change are not able to play their role (e.g. carbon dioxide poisoning or massive blood loss). 

4. What are the clinical indications for the use of HBO therapy?

HBO therapy is used preventatively as well for curative purposes. It is an extremely effective method for the treatment of many diseases such as stroke, heart attack, diabetes, osteoporosis, anemia, Alzheimer's disease, cerebral palsy, and impotence etc.

Effects of treatment:

• helps to improve the defense capabilities of the body and increases immunity,

• reduces swelling,

• it helps in the formation of new blood vessels, contributing to the growth of connective tissue, tissue regeneration, muscles and internal organs,

• enhances the antimicrobial activity of white blood cells

• inhibits the action of toxins and reduces the negative effects of inflammation,

• eliminate pain, relieves symptoms of rheumatism, arthritis, osteoporosis

• increases the concentration

• slows the aging process

• affects on weight loss by stimulating the metabolism

• it helps in removing scars, cellulite and stretch marks

• detoxifies the body

• eliminates bad mood and have an anti-stress effect

• reduces fatigue and promotes regeneration

• reduces muscle tension

• affects the degradation of lactic acid

• increases power and concentration

A detailed description of the indication can be found on the website:

5. The use of HBO therapy is not recommended in?

- Hypertension

- Strong cold

6. What is the recommended duration of treatment of a HBO therapy?

The treatment takes from 60 minutes to 90 minutes and can be repeated after eight to twelve hours.

7. How many HBO treatments are recommended to achieve the desired effect?

Clinical response to therapy and other factors depends on the number of recommended treatments. In emergencies (e.g. carbon monoxide poisoning, decompression sickness etc.) may be needed one or two treatments. The recommended number of treatments as a preventive measure or in the treatment can suit different levels ( 5, 10, 20, 30 ) of recommended HBO treatments in the chamber.

8. How can you feel the HBO treatment?

In general, therapy users do not feel different. They can sometimes feel a change in ear pressure, in the same way that they felt in the plane ( response to pressure change ). The user will receive instructions that help to reduce or eliminate this feeling.

9. What are the possible side effects of HBO therapy?

The most common side effects that are not hazardous to health are:

• claustrophobia

• pressure in the ears

• cough that goes on the end of therapy

HBO therapy is a safe treatment.

10. What are the rules for HBO therapy in chambers?

• Each user - the patient, during treatment must have clothes made from 100% cotton.

• Manual: the patient in the chamber is not permitted to take personal belongings.

Any additional instructions users will get before treatment.


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