What ıs HBOT?
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is a medical treatment method applied by breathing 100% oxygen intermittently to a patient who is completely pressurized in a pressure chamber. HBOT is a modern and scientific treatment method supported by more than 6000 studies.
How ıs HBOT applıed?
Pressure chambers are cabins that allow patients to breathe oxygen under pressure by taking them inside. There are two types of pressure chambers, single and multi-person. In single-person pressure chambers, the pressure is usually increased by infusing pressurized oxygen, while in the multi-person pressure chamber, the pressure is increased by pressing the air inside. In single-person pressure rooms, patients directly breathe oxygen in the cabin, while in multi-person pressure rooms, patients breathe oxygen through a mask.
During HBOT, the majority of patients normally breathe 100% oxygen under a pressure of 2-2.5 times the atmospheric pressure we are in. Due to the possible side effects of oxygen, air breaks are given at regular intervals.
Thanks to the communication equipment of the pressure chambers, it is possible to continuously communicate with patients during HBOT. Some pressure rooms have equipment where patients can listen to music and watch television.
There is a control panel outside the pressure chamber. Treatment is managed from this panel. The operator using the pressure chamber and the health personnel who will accompany the patients inside are specially trained personnel.
In Whıch Dıseases It Is Used?
– Decompression sickness (profiteering)
– Air and gas embolism
– Carbon monoxide, cyanide poisoning, acute smoke inhalation
– Gas gangrene
– Soft tissue necrotizing infections
– Crush injuries and other acute traumatic ischemia
– Conditions in which wound healing is delayed
– Excessive blood loss
– Radiation necrosis
– Thermal burns
– Brain abs
– Sudden hearing loss