The Hyperbaric Chamber is a medical device where the patient inspires oxygen (O2) in high concentrations through a mask in a pressurized environment, obtaining the benefits provided by the Hyperoxia. Basically, it is cabin which is pressurized at 1.3 atmospheres (ATM) or more, as long as it is above the normal atmospheric pressure, which is 1 ATM.
Once inside, the patient receives the benefits from the Hyperbaric Oxygen, developing a synergy in the treatment of other clinical and sports pathologies and producing a regenerative effect in all body tissues and improving the metabolic system.
This process lets oxygen in the brain, cartilages, bones and tissues and the nervous tissue which, due to diverse circulatory alterations, do not receive the proper amount of oxygen. It also helps improve control over infections and allows for 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).
Hyperbaric Medicine and Prescriptions
In many occasions, doctors consider the hyperbaric therapy as a “healing” method for different pathologies, making use of clinical protocols, specialized literature and clinical evidence for each specific application of hyperbaric medicine.
It should be recalled that hyperbaric medicine is generally prescribed by a physician as a complement to other treatments, since high doses of oxygen make the healing and health recovery process more efficient.
The hyperbaric chamber represents an efficient tool that, together with conventional medical treatments, gives patients more chances of recovery.
Doctors are duly familiar with the benefits of hyperoxia, and hyperbaric chambers are the most efficient method to get it.
How to use the Revatalair Hyperbaric Chamber
Revitalair Hyperbaric Chambers are very easy to use.
After assembling the chamber according to the instructions manual, the air compressor is turned on, the patient gets into the chamber and closes the lid and the compressor starts to inflate the chamber. The patient must lay down for the compression process to begin. During the compression period, the patient may experience some discomfort in their ears, similar to when getting on and off a plane.
This annoyances may take place during the compression and decompression stages, going from 1 to 1.35 ATM, and from 1.35 to 1 ATM respectively, and last no longer than 3 or 4 minutes.
This discomfort is caused by the difference of pressure between the outer ear and the inner ear, deforming the eardrum and causing annoyance and pain. An effective way to prevent this annoyance is to open the mouth and yawn, letting the Eustachian tubes open, balancing the pressure between the outer space and the inner ear.
Another way to open these conducts is swallowing saliva or just swallowing, breathing with the mouth open and the nose covered. If these maneuvers do not work, it will be required to cover the nose, close the mouth and blow, or move the lower jaw from one side to the other.
It is important not to let the discomfort increase. As soon as the annoyances appear, the maneuvers must start in order to compensate the differential pressure. If, after trying all these techniques, the discomfort continues, the chamber must be depressurized and pressurized again, in order to perform the compensation maneuver more often. Once the outer pressure is equaled to the inner pressure ‑that is, when the chamber gets back to 1ATM‑, the chamber door can be opened and the patient can get out. A Hyperbaric Chamber session takes one hour average, but the duration of the each session must be prescribed by the physician according to the treatment.