Nowadays there are many medical services to accelerate the healing process of patients as advances in science and technology. One of the emerging technologies is Hyperbaric Therapy. It is a therapy that combines the use of 100% oxygen with pressures above 1 Absolute Atmosphere in a Hyperbaric Chamber.
Hyperbaric therapy was used to treat divers accident patients with decompression illness, where the symptoms that appeared were the body feels weak, dizzy to shortness of breath.
This condition arises when the body feels changes in water or the air pressure is too fast. It makes the nitrogen in the blood forms bubbles that block blood flow and the nervous system. This situation can cause serious conditions leading to death.
Hyperbaric therapy is now not only used for diving accidents with decompression illness but also effectively cure a number of diseases, especially related to the restructuring of damaged body cells.
Hence, in order to answer the needs of the community, especially in Bali, which is often visited by divers from various regions and countries, Kasih Ibu Hospital Saba now provides Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy services.
How Does HBOT (Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy) Work?
First the patient will be asked to leave all electrically charged devices outside the hyperbaric chamber as hyperbaric chambers has a high level of pure oxygen. Patient is then put into a compressed air chamber two to three times higher than normal atmospheric air pressure, then given pure oxygen breathing (100%) for one to two hours.
In some patients, they will feel discomfort in the Hyperbaric Chamber in the form of pain in the ear due to the very high air pressure room.
Therapy can be done in a sitting or standing position. After the therapy is done, the patient will likely feel very tired, feelings of floating and even starving.
If you need Hyperbaric Therapy service, please consult your doctor:
Hyperbaric & Diving Medicine Centre Saba (0361) 300 3028Leave a reply