1.5ATA hard type hyperbaric chamber: Product Overview | 2020
An overview of 1.5ATA hard type hyperbaric chamber
1.5ATA hard type hyperbaric chamber is becoming an integral part of curing a couple of medical conditions. It seems that more and more people are becoming inclined towards using oxygen chambers. They are ensuring results.
These hyperbaric oxygen chambers come in different sizes, shapes, and categories. Although, their core purpose is the same, however, their specifications make them suitable for one or the other type. Understanding the different types of hyperbaric chambers would help choose wisely.
In this article, our objective is to introduce the basic concept of hyperbaric oxygen therapy along with highlighting Macy-Pan’s 1.5ATA hard type hyperbaric chamber features.
Introduction to Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
HBOT or formally known as the hyperbaric oxygen therapy is a medical treatment that puts a patient into a chamber. The patient then inhales pure oxygen, at the same time, a chamber technician increases the atmospheric pressure of the chamber.
The FDA approves this amazing therapy for 13 different conditions such as carbon monoxide poisoning, burns, strokes, among others. In most countries, medical insurance covers the use of hyperbaric oxygen therapy chambers.
NOTE: Consult your medical insurance regarding the HBOT, before processing.
Recent studies further elaborate on the usefulness of these oxygen chambers. According to these studies, hyperbaric oxygen therapy tends to act as a neuro-therapeutic method. This method helps in repairing the brain.
At large, it seems good news for people suffering from traumatic brain injury, traumatic stress disorder, autism, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, migraine headaches, chronic fatigue syndrome, and metabolic disorders.
The list does not end here, on the contrary, the therapy has been helpful with several other neurological diseases, dysfunctional, and impairment. Due to these studies, some doctors are taking the risk and they are using the HBOT for additional medical issues as well.
Working of the Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
The main objective of the therapy is to forcefully instigate the body’s personal healing process by delivering oxygen to deep into the tissues. For the therapy, the patient needs to be enclosed in a pressurized environment.
In this environment (Chamber) he or she is breathing 100 percent oxygen. The amount of oxygen is significant the ambient air contains just 20 percent of the oxygen. Both complementary components, oxygen, and pressure need to work simultaneously in order to be effective.
The tissues are saturated via pure oxygen and then to push them deep down, the chamber pressure comes into action. It forces pure oxygen to enter deep into the tissues. So, what really happens is: the chamber forces the oxygen beyond the hemoglobin.
NOTE: Hemoglobin— the red blood cells that carry that oxygen to every part of the body.
The oxygen enters into the interstitial fluid and the blood plasma. Thus, the oxygen is able to reach out to the tissues that are either damaged due to hypoxia or traumatized. Patients who are in the medical-grade chambers, generally dive about 7.5 pounds per square inch.
They are exposed to 1.5ATA for around 60 minutes at the desired pressure. However, in case your injuries are more serious, you would need to need to spend more time in the chamber. So, you will be inhaling pure oxygen under pressure for a longer period.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Treatment Chambers
Hyperbaric chambers come in three different types. See, the list below for the types.
- Home Chambers
- Individual Chambers
- Group Chambers
Individual chambers are often referred to as the hard chambers. The hard chambers are further sub-divided into two categories. The first one is like an airplane’s cockpit. This type of chamber allows the patient to sit instead of lying down.
The second type is like a bed located inside a hard-acrylic bubble. The patient has to lie down in order to have the therapy. This can be troublesome especially for people who are cataphoric. They might be more comfortable in the sitting position.
Regardless of the type of chamber, it functions the same way. After the patient enters the chamber, it is locked and sealed. Once it is completely secured and the chamber reaches the desired pressure, the patient would have to put on a hood.
He or she will be breathing 100% oxygen via this particular hood for some specific time. In most cases, it is an hour or so. After 60 minutes, the chamber technician would bring back the chamber normobaric pressure.
Usually, it takes around one minute per square inch of the chamber to get back to the normal baric pressure. Likewise, on average it takes around 9 minutes for a patient to reach the PSI 9 and vice versa.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Treatment Time
The time and the duration of hyperbaric oxygen therapy treatment greatly depend upon the medical condition of the patient. It varies from patient to patient. For instance, for milder cases, it is possible to use soft hyperbaric chambers.
However, for severe cases, you would have to go with something stronger such as the 1.5ATA hard type hyperbaric chamber. On average, a hyperbaric oxygen therapy treatment compromises of 40 sessions in total.
Each session is of an hour and you repeat it for 5 to 6 days a week. When you take the treatment regularly, it leads to new capillaries to grow in tissue. Previously, these capillaries were oxygen-starved, thus they did not grow.
To take the treatment, you first need medical clearance. The doctor would provide you the clearance. The same treatment is not applied to all patients. On the contrary, it is customized as per the individual’s condition.
For instance, some patients might receive a prescription of 80 treatments. Every session would have a pressure higher than 7.5ATA and it would be more than 60 minutes.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy: Conditions Treated
In addition to the above-mentioned medical conditions, HBOT also treats other conditions. See the list below:
- Severe Anemia
- Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
- Decompression Sickness
- Near Drowning
- Diabetic Wounds
- Severe Burns
- Advantages of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
- Helps in stimulating the production of collagen
- Enhances the capabilities of antibiotics
- Effective for toxin metabolizing
- Enhances the body’s ability to fight any sort of infection
- Promote the growth of new tissues in the body
- Helps with the growth of new blood vessels
- Accelerates the cellular renewal
- Features of 1.5ATA Hard Type Hyperbaric Chamber
- It comes with a slide-type entry door
- The automatic pressure control system
- Two-way communications
- It comes with inbuilt two-way communications. Thus, the patient inside can reach out to the technician outside and vice versa.
- It delivers oxygen that is 93% pure either via a facial mask or a headset
- It comes with wide transparent viewing windows
1.5ATA hard type hyperbaric chamber
|Stainless steel + Polycarbonate
|Flow of Oxygen
|All-in-one machine, oxygen concentrator, a combination of air compressor and cooler
1.5ATA hard type hyperbaric chamber has the ability to deliver 93% pure oxygen level. It works well for several medical conditions such as Severe Anemia, Osteomyelitis, Carbon Monoxide Poisoning, Decompression Sickness among others.
Macy-Pans hyperbaric chambers are always of top quality and their 1.5ATA is no different. It comes with sliding doors, wide transparent windows, and two-way communications to ensure the safety, and comfort of the patients. So furthermore, each and every hyperbaric chamber that the manufacturer is of top-notch quality.