The “Hyperbaric Oxygenation” or Hyperoxia is achieved through the administration of oxygen at a higher than normal atmospheric pressure.
This method causes a significant increase of the amount of oxygen diluted in the blood flow, which favors cellular metabolism and allows for the oxygen to reach the brain, cartilages, bones and tissues that, due to diverse circulatory alterations, do not receive the necessary amount of oxygen.
It helps improving control over infections and helps the rapid recovery of multiple pathologies, degenerative diseases and circulatory problems. It combines with therapies prescribed for certain pathologies, preventing severe injuries and physical deterioration produced by Hypoxia (lack of Oxygen).
Hyperoxia, combined with traditional treatments, produces a long chain of physiological effects, making the anti-inflammatory and tissue regeneration processes more effective.
These are some beneficial effects of HBOT:
- Non hypoxemic Vasoconstriction
Hyperoxia causes small arteries vasoconstriction and deflation through edema reduction.
- Bactericidal activity
Oxygen as a bactericidal agent per se, and in synergy with antibiotic therapy.
- Nervous system function and neuroprotection
Improves the nervous system function with neuroprotective effects, without injury pressures.
Hyperoxia stimulates small blood vessels, accelerating the healing process.
- Collagen synthesis stimulation
Hyperoxia stimulates fibroblasts, which are collagen-making cells, and represents an essential component for wound healing and tissue recovery.
Hyperoxia stimulates differentiation of bone-forming cells, favoring osteogenesis and bone repair.
- Cellular immunity stimulation
Polymorphonuclear leukocytes make use of free radicals as a bactericidal mechanism. O2 improves this mechanism.
- Oxidative stress and inflammatory response regulation
Hyperoxia works on regulators and inflammatory mediators and lowers oxidative stress, causing anti-inflammatory effects and reducing cell damage.
- Stem cells stimulation
Hyperoxia stimulates stem cells differentiation and release, contributing to tissue repair and new blood vessel formation
- Peripheral axonal regeneration stimulation
Improves functional recovery in patients suffering from peripheral neuropathies, such as facial paralysis.