Your body needs oxygen to function properly. And when tissue is injured due to a wound or infection, it requires even higher amounts of oxygen to heal.
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is one way to deliver an extra level of oxygen into your bloodstream to promote faster healing and fight infection.
During hyperbaric oxygen therapy, you breathe pure oxygen for a short time while inside a special chamber with up to three times the normal air pressure. This boosts the oxygen levels in your blood. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is especially effective in improving healing in:
At Mercy, your therapy takes place in a comfortable setting. While undergoing therapy, you can rest and relax, read or watch television.
Your Mercy doctor will recommend the number of therapy sessions you should have, based on your particular need and health issues. Your oxygen therapy will be just one part of a comprehensive treatment plan that addresses your needs and speeds up healing so you can return to a normal, active life.