Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBO)

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is a medical treatment in which the patient is entirely enclosed in a pressure chamber breathing 100% pure oxygen (O2) at greater than one atmosphere pressure.

Air contains nearly 21% oxygen, and approximately 78% nitrogen. In hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT), the oxygen percentage breathed by the patient is nearly or actually 100%, almost five times more than in air.

HBOT

The pressure of the oxygen breathed by the patient in HBOT is usually
more than 1.5 times (and can be as much as 3 times) greater than atmospheric pressure.
HBOT can deliver nearly 15 times as much oxygen as there is in air at normal pressure.