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Are novelty oxygen bars as effective as medical oxygen treatments?

Are novelty oxygen bars as effective as medical oxygen treatments?

Absolutely not: Oxygen bars needlessly separate you from your money, or are just downright harmful. Life evolved to tolerate oxygen long before it evolved to thrive in it. As such, most life on land does best when o2 is at environmental levels (21%). Higher levels can be toxic and, over a long time, accelerate aging. Fortunately, most o2 bars "sell" air identical to what you breath on a city street. ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Oxygen (Definition)

Oxygen is a gas that the cells in your body need to work properly. The air we breathe normally has 21% oxygen. A maximum of 100% oxygen can be given. Babies with heart or lung problems may need ...Read more


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What is oxygen treatment?

What is oxygen treatment?

Put oxygen in nose: Is is giving oxygen to someone who doesn't have the ability to keep the right amount in their blood due to improper exchange from the lungs to the blood. ...Read more

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What are the most common uses for oxygen treatment?

What are the most common uses for oxygen treatment?

Low oxygen levels: Oxygen is used as treatment for low levels of oxygen in the blood, part time or continually. It is commonly used in treatment for obstructive sleep apnea and various types of chronic lung disease. People living at altitude will need oxygen "sooner" than someone living at sea level. Oxygen levels can be tested both at home and in the laboratory. ...Read more

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What's the average cost for hyperchamber oxygen treatment?

What's the average cost for hyperchamber oxygen treatment?

Cost: This is variable. Would contact the facility or provider to obtain more information about the anticipated cost. ...Read more

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What's hyperbaric oxygen treatment is?

What's hyperbaric oxygen treatment is?

Hyperbaric oxygen: Hyperbaric oxygen treatment is a process where a person is placed in a room or chamber with high pressurized 100% oxygen. This delivers high levels of oxygen to the person and can be used to treat slow or difficult to heal wounds like diabetic or infected wounds. It can be a means to improve healing, to try to prevent the loss of an extremity, or treat serious wound sepsis. ...Read more

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I'm on o2 at night for apnea. Can that extra oxygen dry out my skin? It is very dry since beginning treatment

I'm on o2 at night for apnea. Can that extra oxygen dry out my skin? It is very dry since beginning treatment

Possible: Positive pressure oxygen therapy can easily dry your oral cavity, throat, lungs, unless moisture is added to your device. Consistent 6-8 hours of this kind of dryness could affect the overall hydration of your body. Talk to your doctor, possibly increase your water intake, if humidity cannot be added to your oxygen. ...Read more

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Why is hyperbaric oxygen treatment used for gangrene?

Why is hyperbaric oxygen treatment used for gangrene?

Gas Gangrene: Clostridia bacteria causes gas gangrene. It normally grows in low oxygen. High pressure oxygen can prevent it from reproducing. This in turns leads to less toxins ; stopping it's spread. ...Read more

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Is there something i can do to receive hyperbaric oxygen treatment?

Do you have an: Indication for hyperbaric oxygen treatment? Hbot has risks involved ; is expensive. You would need referral by a physician and to have a medical indication. ...Read more

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Is beta blocker compatible with hyperbaric oxygen treatment?

Is beta blocker compatible with hyperbaric oxygen treatment?

Hyperbaric medicine: There are no direct contraindications to the use of beta blockers and the receipt of hyperbaric treatments. ...Read more

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