How it works
The Hyperbaric Chamber is a medical device where the patient enters in a hyperbaric environment, 1.4 ATM, breathing O2 at 100% through a mask and obtains the benefits generated by Hyperoxia.
This process allows oxygen to reach the brain, cartilage, bones, and tissue, even those less irrigated. It also increases infection control and the recovery or numerous pathologies.
How it works
By Dalton’s Physical Law, the total pressure of a gas mixture is equal to the sum of partial pressure of gases that compose it. The air we breathe is a mixture of gases where 78% of it is Nitrogen and 21% of it is Oxygen (O2). This gas is carried into the blood through the diffusion process which depends on the difference in gas pressure between blood capillary and pulmonary alveolus. The greater the pressure difference between compartments, the greater O2 diffusion into the blood, increasing its concentration.
If atmospheric air pressure is increased in a certain amount, O2 pressure will equally increase. Thus, the Oxygen is carried in the blood connected to Hemoglobin (Hgb) within the red blood cells.
In normal conditions and breathing air at 1 ATM, Hgb carries 97% of O2, therefore, the red blood cells binding capacity to O2 is almost saturated.
If we increase the amount of O2 that is breathed by mask and we add a pressurized environment (Hyperbaric), O2 diluted in the blood is increased (Henry’s Law) and in all body fluids (blood, lymph, joint and spinal fluid).
By this principle, the treatments with Hyperbaric Chambers help and make the healing process more efficient, reducing tissue inflammation, improving metabolism, reducing wound recovery time, accelerating the post-surgical process, making synergy with other treatments, and preventing diseases.