Oxygen is a drug, and just like any drug, certain “dosages” are appropriate for certain conditions to be treated. The same concept holds true for hyperbaric treatment.
There are 3 ways that hyperbaric oxygen dosages can be adjusted: 1) degree of pressure used, 2)amount of oxygen given, and 3) duration of treatment, including length of session under pressure, number, and frequency of treatments.
The degree of pressure used can vary from “mild hyperbaric” (mHBOT), which is defined as 1.5 ATA (Atmospheres Absolute) and below, to “hyperbaric” (HBOT), which is defined as anything above 1.5 ATA.
ATA, or “atmospheres absolute” refers to
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