FAQs | BioBarica Pacientes



Who can prescribe the hyperbaric treatment?

The hyperbaric therapy should always be prescribed by a doctor. It may be your general practitioner or the doctors who are part of the BioBarica center where you are going to be treated. We also give support to doctors who want to receive further information about the frequency, time or duration of the treatment.

Why is the treatment in these hyperbaric chambers non-claustrophobic?

Claustrophobia is not a contraindication for the hyperbaric chamber. These new chambers have ten windows that ensure a constant ventilation, obviously oxygenation, have a quick opening and closing valve system which, even in some cases and if necessary, may be operated by the patient. This allows us to offer a wide, comfortable space that reduces significantly the feeling of claustrophobia.

Can I enter the hyperbaric chamber with anyone?

When patients with autism, cerebral palsy or children with PDD are being treated, a family member such as mother, father, or grandfather, can enter the chamber with the child. Inside the chamber, the child may be entertained with devices such as tablets or music.

How is the hyperbaric treatment prescribed?

The number of sessions shall be indicated by the doctor and will depend on the patient’s condition. The sessions may be weekly, daily, two or three times a week, and the duration of each session is generally of about 60 minutes, and in cases where a higher dose or concentration is required, they can last up to 90 minutes.

How can I enter the hyperbaric chamber if I have reduced mobility?

Our chambers have a system of removable stretchers that allow patients with reduced mobility or with difficulties to walk on their own, to easily enter and exit the chamber.

How does the Hyperbaric Chamber help the oxygen to get in our body?

Our tissues absorb the oxygen by means of the respiratory system, through the lungs and not through the skin. As the pressure rises, we increase the oxygen diffusion, that is, more oxygen goes to the blood.

How does the oxygen get in the tissues?

How does oxygen get to the issues through the hyperbaric effect? When we breathe oxygen at an atmospheric pressure that is higher than the normal one, we comply with one of the gas laws. That is, a gas under pressure is diluted in liquids. Then, the oxygen is diluted in all the liquids of our body and goes through the plasma thus reaching the tissues. A simple example is a soda bottle, handling different pressures and not made of oxygen. In the closed bottle under pressure, we cannot see the gas because it is diluted in that liquid. When we open the bottle, the gas comes up. When the pressure is released, the bubbles are seen because they separate from the liquids.

Is the hyperbaric treatment new in the world?

Neither hyperbaric medicine treatments nor hyperbaric medicine itself are new. It has been developed for over two hundred years all over the world, and it has been present in numerous scientific research papers. What is new is the equipment and the technology.

Which is the benefit of the hyperbaric treatment in older adults?

In older adults, where the alveolar capacity of oxygen diffusion is reduced and the free radicals are increased over time, the hyperbaric chamber favors such diffusion, improves oxygenation and oxygen passage to the tissues, and it also helps to reduce free radicals by improving the antioxidant system.