What to expect during the first treatment?
The treatment usually lasts 60 minutes and in case of certain health problems, it can last up to 90 minutes. Each treatment consists of three phases:
1. Compression phase
2. Isopressure phase
3. Decompression phase
Before starting your HBO treatment, you will be provided with appropriate cotton clothing to change into. You will then lie down on a wheelchair with your head elevated to the desired level. You will then be pushed into a transparent hyperbaric chamber. If you are interested, you can watch a video, listen to music or just relax.
When you are in the chamber, the air pressure increases which can cause your ears to feel temporarily blocked and may pop out. Yawning, swallowing, chewing, or trying to apply pressure to pinched nostrils can help relieve these symptoms. It's similar to the feeling when a plane lands.
After the procedure, many of our patients have more energy. Although HBOT is completely safe, some patients still report mild dizziness or fatigue.
Instructions for preparing patients for HBOT
A patient undergoing hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) must be prepared to fully cooperate with the medical staff. Before entering the hyperbaric hall, the patient must do the following:
- take a thorough bath and remove all traces of grease and all cosmetics (deodorants, perfumes, creams, etc.), and wash hair because of removing hairspray
- remove nail polish from the nails
- remove the hearing aid, glasses and prostheses
- remove all jewelry (plastic, ceramic or metal)
- clean with alcohol all places that have been treated with local dermatics (ointments or creams)
- prepare open wounds and other skin changes for HBOT in the room for dressing wounds
- approach the treatment completely naked, dressed in with an adequate given cotton clothing (gown, hat and slippers)
- grab the copper grounding pipe with his hand, so he can release all static electricity from himself when entering the hyperbaric hall
- the meals on the day of therapy should be taken no later than 1.5 hours before HBOT and must be light, without foods that cause bloating and without carbonated drinks
- the patient should take all prescribed medicines
- the patient should not smoke 2 hours before and 2 hours after HBOT
- before entering the hyperbaric chamber, all physiological needs should be met
- after HBOT, the patient stays in the office for at least 15 minutes under the supervision of a doctor
Indications for HBOT treatments
Gas embolism, diving disease (decompression barotrauma and air embolism), burns, crash syndrome and blast injuries, poisoning by carbon monoxide, smoke and fumes, soft tissue infections and anaerobic infections, gas gangrene, sudden deafness and tinnitus, sudden blindness, Bell's palsy.
Acute and chronic nail suppuration, frostbites, septic necrosis of the hip, non-healing and hard to heal bone fractures, Burger's disease, Sidek's disease, subacute and chronic arterial insufficiency of different origin, massive blood loss, slow-healing wounds, threatened skin flaps, severe injuries with impaired circulation, tissue damage caused by radiation, venous and arterial ulcers.
Acute rheumatic joint inflammation, heart attack after the acute phase, chronic heart failure, duodenal ulcer, Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, diabetes with all complications, diabetic foot and diabetic gangrene, vascular sterility and impotence, hepatitis and liver cirrhosis, senile dementia, herpes simplex and herpes zoster.
Neurological and neurosurgical diseases
Dizziness, headaches and migraines, polyneuropathies, cranial nerve syndromes (trigeminus nerve and facial nerve), cerebral infarction after the acute phase, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, mechanical injuries of the brain and spinal cord, brain abscesses, selection stroke, cerebral swelling (result of inflammation, poisoning, injury), Parkinson's syndrome, autism.
Neuralgia n. trigeminus and n. facial, vestibular disorders, sudden deafness and tinnitus.
Sudden blindness, obstruction and thrombosis of the central vein of the retina, diabetic retinopathy, open-angle glaucoma.
HBOT has a strong antistress effect. Relieves chronic fatigue and stress and reduces and relieves fatigue after heavy psychophysical efforts.
HBOT revitalizes all body functions. It normalizes the work of the whole endocrine system. Improves vascularization of all parts of the body. It restores elasticity and a youthful appearance to the skin, helps the disappearance of stretch marks and cellulite.
Contraindications for HBOT treatment
- anamnesis data on complications during previous HBOT treatments
- data on increased sensitivity to oxygen
- psychiatric patients
- patients under the influence of alcohol and drugs
- untreated pneumothorax
- untreated metastatic malignancy
- cardiogenic shock
- lung diseases (cavern, abscess)
- congenital spherocytosis
- use of drugs: Cis-platinum, Doxorubicin, Adriamycin, Bleomycin, Disulfiram (Antabuse)
- fear of closed spaces
- more severe forms of hypertensive disease
- upper respiratory tract infections
- obstructive lung disease
- more severe forms of impaired patency of the Eustachian tube, nasal canals and sinuses
- inflammatory processes in the nose, sinuses and middle ear
- congenital anomalies in the ENT region
- conditions after chest surgery
- pregnancy from the third month onwards
- malignant diseases
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