Frequent asked questions

01. What is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy? 

Hyperbaric Oxygenation Treatment is a non-invasive method that involves breathing high concentrations of oxygen in a pressurized hyperbaric chamber. The increased availability of oxygen in the blood reaches the affected tissues. This triggers different physiological effects beneficial to the body. The hyperbaric chamber is used to improve the symptoms of pathologies that occur with hypoxia or lack of oxygen. It is a treatment that the doctor uses along with other tools. The hyperbaric chamber does not cure, but it does accelerate the recovery processes.

02. How is a session in the Hyperbaric Chamber?

A Hyperbaric Chamber session lasts from 60 to 90 minutes with a frequency between 2 to 6 times.

It is requested to enter with comfortable clothes and without footwear. Patients can also enter with pillows, blankets, music, and books. It is important to note that a hyperbaric chamber session does not act as a remedy, it has a certain half-life. The duration and frequency of the sessions must always be indicated by the doctor to obtain maximum treatment efficiency.

03. For which specialties is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy applied?

Medical professionals indicate hyperbaric oxygenation treatment for conditions that present with pain and inflammation, because it accelerates rehabilitation, and promotes wound healing. Learn more here. Learn more here.

04. What are the health benefits of Hyperbaric Oxygenation Treatment?

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy triggers hyperoxia (increased availability of oxygen in the blood plasma). Hyperoxia has different benefits for the organism, including:

  • Decreases inflammation and pain
  • Prevents and treats infections
  • Accelerates recovery from injuries
  • Promotes wound and burn healing
  • Complements neurological rehabilitation
  • Improves quality of life

05. How is oxygen absorbed during Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy?

Oxygen absorption is through the airway, the lung, not the skin. As the pressure in the environment increases, so does the diffusion of the supplied oxygen. This means that it increases oxygen in the blood and in all tissues of the body.

06. Are there any risks of toxicity from oxygen excess?

Hyperbaric oxygenation treatment at Biobarica centers is performed at an effective and completely safe pressure. There is no risk of oxygen toxicity.

07. Do you feel any discomfort inside the Hyperbaric Chamber?

The only discomfort that can be felt inside the hyperbaric chamber is the same one that is felt in the ears when an airplane takes off. In each session, the ears must be decompressed to avoid these discomforts during the compression and decompression process of the hyperbaric chamber, which only takes 5 minutes.

08. What happens if I am claustrophobic?

Our hyperbaric chambers have ten windows and constant ventilation, as well as a system of fast opening and closing valves that the patient can manipulate to leave in seconds when required. For this reason, claustrophobia is not a contraindication for hyperbaric oxygen therapy.

09. Can you enter the Hyperbaric Chamber accompanied?

When treating a patient with autism or cerebral palsy, the child may be accompanied within the chamber by a family member.

10. How do I enter the Hyperbaric Chamber if I have reduced mobility?

People with reduced mobility can enter the hyperbaric chamber, as it has a removable stretcher system. The operator also helps them during the process.