Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT)

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT)

Understanding the Benefits of
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT)

Everything in your body is controlled by your brain. It’s your body’s command centre, and it’s hungry for oxygen. The brain consumes nearly 20% of the oxygen we breathe in, yet comprises less than 2% of the body’s mass.

Our bodies become less efficient in channelling oxygen as we age. This is why, as we grow older, our minds and bodies begin to “slow down.” This, however, does not have to be the case. The newest scientific study into oxygen therapy demonstrates that peak physical and mental performance can be maintained, if not regained. This research is the foundation for Pure Medical’s  Healthcare Program.

WHAT IS HYPERBARIC OXYGEN THERAPY (HBOT)?

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy involves breathing 100% pure oxygen in a special room known as an HBOT chamber. The air in the chamber is pressurised to above atmospheric levels, which increases oxygen levels in the body to 10-15 times higher than normal.

WHAT DISTINGUISHES PURE MEDICAL’S HBOT PROTOCOL?

There are two key processes to consider:

  • In the Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Chamber, we first raise your oxygen level by using a mask. Your bloodstream transports this oxygen to tissues in your body that have been deprived of it as you breathe it in. Blood that is oxygen-rich can bypass blood arteries that have become clogged or narrowed as a result of age. This provides the brain with the energy it requires to speed up the healing process.
  • Secondly, whilst within the Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy chamber, we change the amount of oxygen you breathe. Your body’s own regeneration mechanisms are triggered by this change in oxygen supply.

WHAT DOES THIS DO TO YOUR BODY?

This increases your body’s natural ability to heal and rejuvenate itself. By combining these two steps, we’re effectively turning on your rejuvenation processes while also providing your body with the plentiful energy it requires. You should notice a considerable improvement in your mental and physical performance and feel better on the inside and out at the end of your treatment session. Contact Pure Medical to book a consultation.

TRANSFORM YOUR HEALTH

The Pure Medical Program gives you a once-in-a-lifetime chance to invest in your health as you become older, allowing you to maximise your cognition, vitality, and quality of life.

We’ve developed a cutting-edge approach that combines:

  • Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT)

All of these treatment modalities are customised cognitive and physical training regimens, along with dietary coaching.

The ageing process has varied effects on every one of us. This is why our diverse healthcare team employs in-depth exams and analytics to build a strategy that is completely tailored to you.

As a consequence, you’ll receive a thorough treatment that will help you improve your cognitive and physical performance while also making you feel your best, regardless of your age.

What are the Benefits?

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What are the Benefits?

Breathing pure oxygen in a pressured environment is known as hyperbaric oxygen therapy. Decompression sickness, potential risk of scuba diving, can be treated using hyperbaric oxygen therapy. Serious infections, air bubbles in your blood vessels, and wounds that may not heal as a result of diabetes or radiation exposure are all treated with hyperbaric oxygen therapy.

The air pressure in a hyperbaric oxygen therapy chamber is two to three times higher than normal air pressure. Your lungs can absorb significantly more oxygen under these conditions than they could if you were inhaling pure oxygen at normal air pressure.

When your blood delivers this extra oxygen throughout your body, it aids in the battle against infection, promoting the production of growth factors and stem cells, which aid in the healing process.

To function properly, your body’s tissues require an adequate quantity of oxygen. Tissue that has been harmed demands much more oxygen to survive. The amount of oxygen your blood can carry is increased by hyperbaric oxygen therapy. Even when the therapy is over, the transient extra high oxygen levels stimulate normal tissue oxygen levels with repeated regular treatments.

How Does
Hyperbaric Oxygen
Therapy Work?

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How Does Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Work?

Blood transports oxygen throughout the body. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy provides additional oxygen to the blood. Extra oxygen can aid wound healing if:
  • Healing is affected by the infection
  • Damage to the tissue makes it difficult for blood to reach the location
HBO treatment:
  • Increases oxygen levels in locations where they have fallen below normal due to illness or injury
  • Stimulates the formation of new blood vessels so that more oxygen and nutrients can be delivered to the tissues
  • White blood cells’ ability to fight bacteria and prevent illness is improved
  • Reduces any swelling, pressure, and pain associated with the wound

What are the possible
side effects
?

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What are the possible side effects?

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is very safe and has few negative effects. They normally aren’t serious and don’t last long. Speak to our nurses or doctors if you think you’re experiencing any other adverse effects.

 

BLURRED VISION

This can occur after a number of treatments. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy can result in temporary short-sightedness (myopia). When treatment is completed, this normally develops gradually and then progressively improves. For a limited time, wearing glasses or changing your prescription may be beneficial. Blurred vision, on the other hand, usually only lasts a few weeks.

 

FEELING LIGHT-HEADED

Following treatment, some patients experience dizziness. This will only last for a few minutes.

 

FATIGUE

If you have more than one HBO treatment session in a day, you are more likely to feel exhausted. After the treatment sessions are completed, the effect normally wears off after a few days.

 

EAR PROBLEMS

The eardrum can be damaged by a shift in air pressure in extremely rare cases. Our nurse, doctor or chamber tender will show you how to balance the pressure in your ears before starting therapy. This can aid in the prevention of ear issues.

LESS COMMON SIDE EFFECTS

PAINFUL SINUSES

If you have congested sinuses, the change in pressure may be uncomfortable. This can result in headaches or soreness in the face. This can be controlled with the use of a decongestant. However, the hyperbaric oxygen therapy session may need to be interrupted at times.

 

EFFECTS ON THE LUNGS

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy can have a minor effect on the lungs. Only if the HBOT is given over a long period of time does this happen. If you’ve undergone HBOT to aid with the side effects of cancer treatment, it’s quite rare. This is due to the fact that the air pressures employed are not high enough to impact most people’s lungs.

You might feel short of breath or cough. If this happens, please notify our doctors or nurses. When you finish your treatment, it normally improves.

When is Hyperbaric
Oxygen Therapy
(HBOT) Used?

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Hyperbaric Oxygen therapy (HBOT) has proven effective for a variety of conditions

To function properly, the body’s tissues require an appropriate amount of oxygen. Tissue that has been harmed demands much more oxygen to survive. The amount of oxygen your blood can carry is increased by hyperbaric oxygen therapy. Even when the therapy is over, the transient extra high oxygen levels stimulate normal tissue oxygen levels with repeated regular treatments.

 

Several medical disorders are treated using hyperbaric oxygen treatment. And it’s used in a variety of ways by medical facilities. If you have one of the following conditions, your doctor may recommend hyperbaric oxygen therapy:
Anaemia (Severe)
Arterial Gas Embolism (Bubbles of air in your blood vessels)
Brain Abscess
Brain Fog
Bone
Burns
Cancer Sequelae

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Crushing Injuries

Covid-19

Deafness (Sudden)

Decompression Sickness

Dementia
Fertility
Gangrene
Hair Growth
Heart
Hearing loss
HIV
IBD
Infection of skin or bone that causes tissue death
Inflammation
Injury
Men’s Health
Micro Circulation
Migraine
Neurological
Nonhealing Wounds
Pain
PTSD
Radiation Damage
Skin graft or skin flap at risk of tissue death
Sport
Stem Cells
Stress
Surgery
Wound healing
Vertigo
Vision loss (Sudden and painless)

What to expect?

 What to expect from Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

What to expect?

Before having hyperbaric oxygen therapy at Pure Medical you will be seen by one of our doctors, they will check to see if you’re healthy enough to receive therapy. Your treatment will be inside a chamber, please tell the doctor or one of our nurses or chamber tenders if you have a fear of enclosed spaces (claustrophobia). Our specialist nurses will be able to support you, such as help with relaxation techniques to calm you.

 

Treatments are usually repeated over days or weeks. You should complete the whole course for the most benefit.

 

If you are sick or have the following symptoms, your treatment session may be postponed.
  • Severe cold or flu
  • Chest infection
  • Runny nose
  • Sickness (nausea)

 

This is because hyperbaric oxygen therapy can exacerbate some negative effects. If you have any of these symptoms, you should notify one of our nurses or doctors before beginning a treatment session.

 

If you smoke you’ll be asked to cease smoking before and throughout treatment. This is because smoking depletes your body’s oxygen supply.

 

The hyperbaric oxygen therapy chamber’s high oxygen content raises the risk of fire. Our chamber tenders provide you with cotton clothing to wear whilst you are in the chamber to lessen this risk. Certain goods, including mobile phones and watches, are prohibited from being brought into the chamber.

 

It is always better to go to the bathroom before your treatment. If you’re anxious about needing to use the restroom during your treatment, talk to the nurse.

 

Compression phase

The doors are locked once you’re inside the chamber. To boost the pressure, the air is pushed into the chamber. A hissing sound will appear. Warmth will be felt in the chamber.

 

When the pressure starts to rise, you’ll need to clear your ears. This will be demonstrated by a nurse or a doctor. Clearing your ears can help you maintain a healthy pressure balance and avoid eardrum irritation. It’s akin to flying or riding a train through a tunnel.

 

Treatment phase

Chamber tenders will ask you to put on a mask or a clear hood after the pressure has reached the proper level. Your nose and mouth are covered by the mask. This provides 100 percent pure oxygen. During treatment, you will have access to your own personal tablet that has been designed specifically to work in our hyperbaric oxygen therapy chamber’s pressurised environment, to maximise the effects of our patented cognitive training program, and give you access to a wide variety of engaging content from the comfort of your seat. You can see and talk to our chamber tender members of staff during the treatment.
The length of each treatment depends on what you are being treated for. It can last from 60 to 90 minutes at a time.

 

Decompression phase

The pressure in the chamber is gradually reduced at the end of the therapy. Your ears may pop. The chamber will begin to feel cooler as it decompresses. You can exit the chamber after the decompression phase.

ADVICE & SUGGESTIONS

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Advice

ADVICE & SUGGESTIONS

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy is available for applications at many tanning salons, gyms, and local day spas. You can also buy and utilise devices at home from the comfort of your own home. Prices will differ.

For professional Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) services contact Pure Medical.

Transform your health

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Transform your health

The Pure Medical Program gives you a once-in-a-lifetime chance to invest in your health as you become older, allowing you to maximise your cognition, vitality, and quality of life.
We’ve developed a cutting-edge approach that combines:

By combining these treatment modalities Pure Medical are able to customise cognitive and physical training regimens, along with dietary coaching.

The ageing process has varied effects on every one of us. This is why our diverse healthcare team employs in-depth exams and analytics to build a strategy that is completely tailored to you.

As a consequence, you’ll receive a thorough treatment that will help you improve your cognitive and physical performance while also making you feel your best, regardless of your age.

Scientific Case Studies

In this section, you will find an array of scientific case studies.

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy promotes wound healing

The use of 100% oxygen at pressures higher than atmospheric pressure is known as hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT). HBOT now has a number of recognised applications and indications. HBOT has been utilised as an additional therapy for wound healing with great success 1.

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Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy For ADHD

Hyperbaric oxygen treatment has been shown to help those with ADD/ADHD. People with ADD/ADHD have lower cerebral blood flow, according to studies. Toxic substances in the environment might potentially exacerbate ADD/ADHD symptoms 2.

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Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy For Alzheimer’s Disease

HBOT improves cerebral blood flow and cognitive function in Alzheimer’s disease, as well as in elderly patients with substantial memory loss, according to researchers. They discovered that 60 sessions of oxygen therapy spread out over 90 days enhanced blood flow in certain parts of the brain and improved patients’ cognitive functions, including memory, attention, and information processing speed 3, 4.

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Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy For Arthritis

Based on data from various, established clinical assessments, hyperbaric oxygen therapy is useful for joint discomfort in people with RA. More study with more subjects is required, as well as the inclusion of a control group. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is asymmetrical inflammatory polyarthritis of the peripheral joints 5, 6.

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Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy For Asthma

Oxygen is a powerful anti-inflammatory agent, and it has been used to treat asthma, particularly at high atmospheric pressures 7, 8.

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Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy For Chronic Pain

Chronic pain, including fibromyalgia, complex regional pain syndrome, myofascial pain syndrome, migraine, and cluster headaches, has been successfully treated using hyperbaric oxygen therapy 9, 10, 11.

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Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy For Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: According to this study, hyperbaric oxygen therapy reduces chronic fatigue syndrome symptoms and improves a person’s quality of life 12.

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Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy For Cognitive Performance

HBOT boosts mental performance. HBOT has been proven to increase cerebral blood flow, brain metabolism, and brain microstructure, resulting in better cognitive, physical, sleep, and gait functions 13.

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Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy For Dementia

HBOT improves cerebral blood flow and cognitive function in dementia patients, as well as in elderly patients with substantial memory loss, according to researchers. They discovered that 60 sessions of oxygen therapy spread out over 90 days enhanced blood flow in certain parts of the brain and improved patients’ cognitive functions, including memory, attention, and information processing speed 14, 15.

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Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy For Dementia

HBOT improves cerebral blood flow and cognitive function in dementia patients, as well as in elderly patients with substantial memory loss, according to researchers. They discovered that 60 sessions of oxygen therapy spread out over 90 days enhanced blood flow in certain parts of the brain and improved patients’ cognitive functions, including memory, attention, and information processing speed 16, 17.

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Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy For COVID-19

This study demonstrates, for the first time in a prospective randomized clinical trial, that HBOT is a safe therapeutic modality that can improve oxygenation, attenuate inflammation and improve the clinical status of severely ill COVID-19 patients 18.

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