1. How much does HBOT in Chennai cost per session?
Each HBOT session may cost from Rs.5000 to Rs.10,000 depending on the clinic and the duration of the session. Typically, the cost is calculated as a package for certain number of sessions the patient might need. That brings down the total cost of the treatment drastically down.
2. Is HBOT harmful?
HBOT is deemed generally safe in most cases but there are complications that HBOT can cause including lung damage, fluid build up or rupture of middle ear (due to pressure), sinus damage, changes in vision, oxygen poisoning etc.
3. How long does HBOT take to work?
People think that HBOT will start showing results from session 1. That’s not true. A person has to undergo multiple sessions (typically 5) every week and may have to wait for a month to see significant changes brought in by the therapy.
4. Why do you feel tired after HBOT?
Even though you were at rest while sitting or lying in the HBOT chamber, the mitochondria, which is the energy power house of every cell continues to work due to the excess supply of oxygen. That’s why you feel tired after a HBOT session.
5. How long do hyperbaric treatments last?
One Hyperbaric oxygen therapy session typically lasts between 60 to 90 minutes. Depending on the need, your doctor may advise you to undergo 20 to 40 sessions.
6. Can hyperbaric chambers reverse aging?
Possible. Scientists in Tel Aviv University of Israel have shown that HBOT reverses the biological age of the cells. The immune cells containing DNA from the participants’ blood, they found that the length of telomeres increases by up to 37%.
7. Who are not good candidates for HBOT?
Not everyone is a good candidate for HBOT, especially if you are suffering from lung disorders because there is a possibility of lung collapse while undergoing HBOT.
8. How frequent are HBOT sessions?
HBOT sessions are typically done every day, 5 days a week. Total number of sessions may be between 20 to 40 and in some cases, may go up to 60 depending on the health condition and recovery progress of the patient.
9. Does insurance cover the cost of my HBOT sessions?
Most likely yes. Since you are undergoing a treatment for a disease, the HBOT session cost is covered by all major insurance providers. You can check with your insurance provider if you have any questions or you can check with the insurance department of the clinic you visit to be sure before the commencement of the sessions.
10. What are the signs of oxygen toxicity?
- Irritation in throat
- Pain the chest with breathing problems
- Vision problems
- Muscle twitching in face and hands
11. Will I be able to breathe normally after coming out of oxygen chamber?
Yes, once you come out of HBOT chamber, you may feel tired but you will be able to breathe normally without any problems.
12. Will I look younger after undergoing hyperbaric therapy?
Oxygen therapy works as a rejuvenation treatment for ageing skin. As the body and skin ages, the oxygen levels in the skin decrease. When undergoing oxygen therapy in a hyperbaric oxygen chamber, every cell of your body will be filled with pure oxygen as a result of which every organ is revitalized including the skin.
13. Can hyperbaric cause heart problems?
Undergoing HBOT sessions has shown to cause electrical disturbances in the heart occasionally. Though rare but that’s possible. The improper heart rhythms are due to the increase in vagal tone as well as heart distension from blood redistribution into the chest.
14. Is Covid-19 treated with HBOT?
Though there is no official approval on using HBOT for treating COVID-19, supplying the body of infected person which has very low levels of oxygen with pure oxygen could be a life saver.