Walvis Bay Diving & Salvage is excited to introduce hyperbaric oxygen therapy to the Namibian public. Originally, the chamber was exclusively used for our in-house divers during diving operations, however, during the lockdown and with under-usage, we decided to extend the benefits to the public.
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) involves breathing pure oxygen in a pressurized environment. The treatment works in different ways and is used to treat several medical conditions. HBOT helps healing by bringing oxygen-rich blood to tissue starved for oxygen. While in the chamber, a negative pressure is created, which increases the amount of oxygen the blood can carry. Oxygen is the vital component our cells need to heal themselves.
It's always important to consult your health care provider. They may suggest hyperbaric oxygen therapy should you struggle with any of the following conditions:
Severe brain abscess
Arterial gas embolism
Carbon monoxide poisoning
Infection of skin or bone that causes tissue death
Non-healing wounds, such as a diabetic foot ulcer
Skin graft or skin flap at risk of tissue death
The evidence is insufficient to support claims that hyperbaric oxygen therapy can effectively treat the following conditions:
Vision loss, sudden and painless
Chronic fatigue syndrome
To find out more or to book an appointment, please contact us.