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Oxygen Tolerance – Part Three – Pulmonary Oxygen Toxicity & The Repex Method

Image by Michael Schwarzenberger from Pixabay  Following the first two installments of the toxicity discussion, we address the sometimes misunderstood and consequently overstated subject of pulmonary toxicity. This relates to the effect that long term oxygen breathing on a repetitive basis can have on the lungs. Being a fairly long article, and not all readers want all of… Continue reading Oxygen Tolerance – Part Three – Pulmonary Oxygen Toxicity & The Repex Method

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Oxygen Tolerance – Part Two – Cerebral / CNS Toxicity

Continued from the introduction, this is a form of toxicity or intolerance that affects the central nervous system including the spinal cord and the brain. In extreme cases it can lead to grand mal (generalized tonic-clonic seizure) like convulsions, and unconsciousness. These have no lasting effect and cause no lasting damage with no sequelae and… Continue reading Oxygen Tolerance – Part Two – Cerebral / CNS Toxicity

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Oxygen Tolerance – Myth Vs Fact – An Introduction To a Three Part Series

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com Medical professionals will notice I head this article “Oxygen Tolerance” as opposed to “Oxygen Toxicity” as it has more commonly been known. Most medical doctors consider excess oxygen toxic to humans. This is partly why administration of hyperbaric oxygenation is largely misunderstood and accordingly, avoided in mainstream medicine. Many doctors… Continue reading Oxygen Tolerance – Myth Vs Fact – An Introduction To a Three Part Series

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What’s it like? – The Hyperbaric Environment and Hyperbaric Administration of Oxygen

Multiplace Chamber Courtesy Hayden Dunstan Borrowing from previous articles reproduced here is a definition of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy. HyperBaric Oxygen Therapy is described as the medical administration of pure or near pure oxygen at higher than atmospheric (Normobaric) pressure. As discussed in those articles, and explained previously, hyper-oxygenation is facilitated by an increased pressure differential… Continue reading What’s it like? – The Hyperbaric Environment and Hyperbaric Administration of Oxygen

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What is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy – HBOT

Image by CRAIG D from Pixabay Rather than re-inventing the wheel so to speak, today seems a good day to share another video lecture preambled by the contents of the page entitled, What is hyperbaric oxygen therapy, or HBOT as it is better known and commonly referred to. It is often beneficial to hear something… Continue reading What is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy – HBOT

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Fire Safety and Prohibited Items – A Necessary Discussion

Image by succo from Pixabay  Potentially not one of the most exciting topics for discussion is fire and fire safety. However it is a necessary one and is presented today for those considering hyperbaric oxygen therapy. It's also not intended to appear as any form of fear mongering or dramatic over representation of risk. It is intended to… Continue reading Fire Safety and Prohibited Items – A Necessary Discussion

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Whales, Turtles, Decompression and Hyperbaric Chambers

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com A little while ago I fielded a question about breath hold divers of the non human kind. The question was simple enough, "Do dolphins and whales also benefit from the effects of higher pressure of oxygen as they dive, as humans do in a hyperbaric chamber?" The answer proved a… Continue reading Whales, Turtles, Decompression and Hyperbaric Chambers

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Hyperbaric Oxygenation and Severe Anemia and Low Haemoglobin Count

Image by Arek Socha from Pixabay Building on previous articles about emergency medicine, severe blood loss, and even the article telling of experiments done in the 1950's by It Borema et al, in which they removed the haemoglobin from piglets, only to have them survive in a hyperbaric environment (covered in the article LIFE WITHOUT BLOOD), today's science… Continue reading Hyperbaric Oxygenation and Severe Anemia and Low Haemoglobin Count

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HBOT for Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Photo by Chris LeBoutillier on Pexels.com Of the three indicated and accepted conditions for routine treatment this one is the most confusing in how it’s treated. The condition must be acute before HBOT is indicated and commissioned for use in the UK. In other parts of the world health departments are less reluctant and it's… Continue reading HBOT for Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

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Dosage: HBOT and mHBOT

Image by Michael Schwarzenberger from Pixabay  For the purposes of this discussion HBOT is "Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy", and mHBOT is "Mild Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy". It does not mean "Medium Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy", this is a play on the meaning of the label and how it relates directly to dosage. The differentiation between these two applications comes down to… Continue reading Dosage: HBOT and mHBOT