efectos-oxigeno-2

Oxygen effects

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 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).

Physiological effects

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:

  • Vasoconstriction

Hyperoxia causes small arteries vasoconstriction and deflation through edema reduction.

  • Angiogenesis

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.

  • Osteogenesis

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.

  • Cerebral blood flow increase and redistribution

A greater O2 availability in the brain produces deflation and a greater O2 absorption at cellular level, improving treatment and rehabilitation for patients who have suffered from strokes, brain paralysis, autism spectrum disorders and neurodegenerative diseases.

  • Greater success of flaps and implants

Hyperoxia increases acceptance of implants and flaps in case of burns and reconstructive surgery.