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What exactly is involved in hyperbaric oxygen therapy?

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Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care
4 doctors agree

In brief: Hyperbaric oxygen

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is delivered in a chamber. It can be single person chamber or a multiplace chamber. 100% oxygen is delivered within the chamber under pressures equal to 2 to 2.
5 atmospheres of pressure depending on the medical problem that you physician is treating. This is equal to 33 feet of seawater in pressure. The treatments last two to 2.5 hours; they are done daily.

In brief: Hyperbaric oxygen

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is delivered in a chamber. It can be single person chamber or a multiplace chamber. 100% oxygen is delivered within the chamber under pressures equal to 2 to 2.
5 atmospheres of pressure depending on the medical problem that you physician is treating. This is equal to 33 feet of seawater in pressure. The treatments last two to 2.5 hours; they are done daily.
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Dr. Latisha Smith
Wound care
3 doctors agree

In brief: O2 under pressure

Hyperbaric refers to an increase in the atmospheric pressure- or 'high pressure'.
In terms of hbo ( hyperbaric oxygen ) therapy the oxygen is delivered to a person in a chamber that can be pressurized to 2, or 3 or 4 or more atmospheres above sea level pressure. When 100% oxygen is breathed under pressure the oxygen acts like a drug and has different effects like increased wound healing.

In brief: O2 under pressure

Hyperbaric refers to an increase in the atmospheric pressure- or 'high pressure'.
In terms of hbo ( hyperbaric oxygen ) therapy the oxygen is delivered to a person in a chamber that can be pressurized to 2, or 3 or 4 or more atmospheres above sea level pressure. When 100% oxygen is breathed under pressure the oxygen acts like a drug and has different effects like increased wound healing.
Dr. Latisha Smith
Dr. Latisha Smith
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Dr. Marius Frasie
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 100% oxygen

A patient breathes in 100% in an enclosed chamber for 90-120 min

In brief: 100% oxygen

A patient breathes in 100% in an enclosed chamber for 90-120 min
Dr. Marius Frasie
Dr. Marius Frasie
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