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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:

Anemia 

Severe brain abscess

Arterial gas embolism

Burn

Decompression sickness

Carbon monoxide poisoning

Crushing injury

Deafness

Sudden Gangrene

Infection of skin or bone that causes tissue death

Non-healing wounds, such as a diabetic foot ulcer

Radiation injury

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

AIDS/HIV

Allergies

Alzheimer's disease

Arthritis

Asthma

Autism

Bell's palsy

Brain injury

Cancer

Cerebral palsy

Chronic fatigue syndrome

Cirrhosis

Depression

Fibromyalgia

Gastrointestinal ulcers

Heart disease

Heatstroke

Hepatitis

To find out more or to book an appointment, please contact us.

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