Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy: What You Need to Know
You've probably seen hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) in sci-fi movies, but did you know it's a real-life medical treatment?It's true — HBOT devices are real and used in some medical settings. Here's what you need to know.What Is HBOT?HBOT is administered to patients who are inside a hyperbaric oxygen chamber. In this chamber, patients breathe 100 percent oxygen. For reference, the air outside of these chambers is only 21 percent oxygen, according to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).Hyperbaric chambers increase air pressure to help patients' lungs take in more of the oxygen being p...
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