An initial risk assessment will be your first appointment. This is to ascertain if Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy is right for you and if you are physically able for it. If you have some acute issues you are dealing with you may be asked to first see a Hyperbaric Physician.
Please download and review our patient information form before your initial treatment
Smoking Decreases oxygen delivery to your tissues. When you smoke the nicotine from your cigarette causes the small arteries in the body to close or narrow. Thus the blood cannot get to the tissues that it needs to heal. If the blood cannot get there then the oxygen also cannot reach the tissues it needs to. Even after one cigarette these small blood vessels can stay closed for several hoursHyperbaric O2 Therapy is used to create new blood vessels forming in areas that have poor circulation therefore it is important to keep blood vessels open.
In which case we will not be able to administer Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy to you if you are smoking.
"As a general rule most drugs do not have any particular combined or synergistic effect with the compressed air or the increased oxygen partial pressure. Important exceptions exist. It is probably safe to assume that unless there are specific contraindications or precaustions regarding use of a particular substance or compound under pressure it is safe to go ahead and administer it."
Intramuscular injections should Not be administered immediately before or after each HBOT session as the intense constriction under pressure results in practically no drug absorption. When the pressure is decreased at the end of the session vasodilation occurs and this would cause very sudden absorption. For this reason injections are best to be administered 2 hours prior to HBOT or 2 hours afterward.