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Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Tri-Life Health, PC

Functional Medicine & Integrative Medicine located in Fort Collins, CO

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy, or breathing in pure oxygen while under pressure, offers your body numerous health, wellness, and healing benefits. Roger Billica, MD, William Billica, MD, and the team at Tri-Life Health in Fort Collins, Colorado, use hyperbaric oxygen therapy to enhance your immune system and improve cell function. To learn more about this revolutionary treatment, and find out if it’s right for you, give the Treatment Center at Tri-Life Health a call today.

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Q & A

What is hyperbaric oxygen therapy?

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy involves breathing in pure oxygen in a pressurized chamber. It helps treat numerous wounds, injuries, and diseases. Hyperbaric oxygen works by carrying oxygen throughout your body to stimulate stem cells and growth factors associated with your body’s natural healing response. 

What is hyperbaric oxygen therapy used for?

Your Tri-Life Health specialist might recommend hyperbaric oxygen therapy to treat the following conditions.

  • Burns
  • Infections
  • Anemia
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Carbon monoxide poisoning
  • Autoimmune disorders
  • Concussions or brain injury (stroke)
  • Radiation injuries
  • Cancer
  • Non-healing wounds

To find out if hyperbaric oxygen therapy is right for you, your Tri-LIfe Health specialist reviews your medical and family history. Your provider will screen you to ensure that you are a good candidate for hyperbaric oxygen therapy.

How should I prepare for hyperbaric oxygen therapy?

To prepare for hyperbaric oxygen treatment, avoid taking battery-powered devices or lighters with you to your appointment. Limit exposure to petroleum-based skin care or hair products, as they may be fire hazards during oxygen therapy.

What happens during hyperbaric oxygen therapy?

During hyperbaric oxygen therapy, you relax in a special pressurized chamber. At Tri-Life Health we use a “partial pressure chamber” that inflates to 1.4 atmospheres - which is the equivalent of being at sea level and swimming underwater 11 feet deep.  It is considered very safe, but still effective, and does nor require dive tables or decompression steps. While you are in the pressure chamber you wear a mask containing oxygen and breathe in oxygen. You might feel increased air pressure in your ears like you do when flying in an airplane. Treatment can last about one hour, and your provider monitors you throughout each session.

What should I expect after treatment?

After hyperbaric oxygen therapy, you might feel hungry or tired, but there’s no downtime so that you can resume normal daily activities right away. Your Tri-Life Health specialist often recommends more than one treatment session to help you achieve the best outcome. 

The number of treatments you require depends on your condition and symptoms. It might range from 3-40 sessions. Over time, you’ll experience the ongoing benefits of the therapy.

To optimize your health, wellness, and quality of life without harsh medicines or other invasive treatments, call the Treatment Center at Tri-Life Health for an appointment today.