Ten Things To Know Before Starting Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT)

Embarking on a Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) journey is an exciting step towards improving your health and well-being. At Revivo, we’re committed to ensuring our patients feel fully informed and comfortable before beginning their HBOT treatments. To help you prepare, we’ve compiled a list of 10 essential things to know before starting HBOT, ensuring you embark on this journey with confidence and clarity.

1. Understanding the Basics of HBOT

HBOT involves breathing pure oxygen in a pressurized chamber. This process significantly increases the amount of oxygen your blood carries, promoting healing, fighting infections, and enhancing overall health.

2. It’s Backed by Science

Numerous studies support the effectiveness of HBOT for a variety of conditions, including wound healing, carbon monoxide poisoning, and recovery from certain types of infections and injuries.

3. Not Just for Medical Conditions

While HBOT is often used to treat specific medical conditions, it’s also sought out for its potential to improve general well-being, reduce inflammation, and enhance recovery from physical exertion.

4. Safety First

HBOT is generally safe when performed under medical supervision. However, like any medical treatment, it can have side effects, such as ear discomfort due to pressure changes, which your HBOT team will help you manage.

5. Preparation is Key

Before your sessions, you’ll need to remove all metal objects and electronics. Wearing comfortable, cotton clothing is recommended. Avoid alcohol and smoking before treatment, as these can affect the body’s ability to utilize oxygen.

6. A Commitment to Time

Treatment plans vary, but many conditions require multiple sessions. Sessions can last from 60 to 90 minutes each, and treatment plans can range from a few weeks to several months, depending on your specific needs.

7. Customized Treatment Plans

Your HBOT schedule and protocol will be tailored to your individual condition and response to therapy. This personalized approach helps maximize the benefits while minimizing risks.

8. Potential for Ear Pressure Adjustments

Similar to the experience during airplane takeoffs and landings, you may feel pressure in your ears. Techniques like yawning or swallowing can help alleviate this sensation.

9. You’re Not Alone

You’ll be monitored by trained medical staff throughout your session. Communication with the team is possible at any time during the treatment, ensuring your comfort and safety.

10. Patience Pays Off

While some patients notice improvements relatively quickly, the benefits of HBOT can sometimes take longer to manifest, especially for chronic conditions. It’s important to be patient and maintain open communication with your HBOT team to track your progress.

Ready to Dive In?

Starting HBOT is a significant step towards healing and wellness, and we at Revivo are here to support you every step of the way. Our team is committed to providing personalized care, ensuring that your experience with HBOT is as effective and comfortable as possible. Whether you’re seeking treatment for a medical condition or exploring HBOT for overall health enhancement, we’re here to guide you through the process with expertise and compassion. Welcome to the Revivo family—let’s embark on this journey towards better health together.

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