It is a hermetically sealed chamber made of fully clear methacrylate, where the patient gets in for a Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment, or in other words, to breathe 100% pure oxygen at a higher pressure than the atmospheric pressure.
No. The use of the hyperbaric chamber is more than 300 years old. However, the use of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for the treatment and cure of diseases has been developed in the last 100 years and every day there are new advances in scientific studies.
High pressure oxygen is diluted in the blood plasma, which is one of the components of the blood, reaching zones of the body that otherwise would be impossible in that concentration. Consequently, the great quantity of oxygen transported through the blood constitutes an authentic medicine with therapeutic.
No, there is no age limit. In the Hyperbaric Medical Clinic at Estepona, we have been treated patients all ages, from children to elderly people.
During the compression period, a discreet pressure in the ear (plugged ear) may be felt, which can be overcome by performing simple compensation maneuvers, such as a simple yawn, swallowing saliva, or Valsalva technique (trying to breathe in with the nose and mouth plugged). Any discomfort should be reported to the technician. Temperature rises during compression stage, as a physical process, and conversely, the temperature decreases when decompressing. Once the working pressure is obtained, the patient does not feel anything unusual, and can relax watching television or even sleeping.
First the patient has to take a medical exam, with the hyperbaric medicine specialist, to decide if the patient is able or not to be admitted in the hyperbaric chamber. The patient must be showered and without any type of cosmetic as hairspray In any case in the hyperbaric center we have showers, then the patient has to put a 100% cotton pajamas provided by HMCE. Smoking should be avoided for at least 2 hours before and after each treatment, Each medical problem has a specific therapeutic program, but sessions are usually one hour and 15 minutes on average. Number of treatments and work pressure are medical decisions adjusted by the medical specialist for each case.
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