The therapeutic use of oxygen or atmospheric air under high, low, or intermittent pressure. Barotherapy can be both general (a person is in the pressure chamber), and local (the affected limb is placed in a small pressure chamber). The most common treatment with increased oxygen pressure is hyperbaric oxygenation. This procedure is used in cases of tissue malnutrition after surgery, during surgery (there are special operating pressure chambers), during delivery of women with severe diseases, for example, heart defects, various cardiovascular diseases (obliterating endarteritis, coronary heart disease), gastric ulcer and duodenum, retinal ischemia and other diseases. Different resuscitation measures are also carried out in pressure chambers.
Barotherapy is carried out both for patients who are inpatient treatment, and outpatient. During and after the session, carefully follow all the instructions of the doctor. If you feel unwell, be sure to tell the medical personnel conducting hyperbaric oxygenation about this.