Hyperbaric oxygen chambers allow patients to breathe pure oxygen inside a high-pressure and very controlled environment. These chambers were developed to provide an effective solution for oxygen deficiencies in patients. Modern Hyperbaric chambers are used to control life-threatening conditions.
Portable hyperbaric chambers are supposedly the way to “stay young.” Health seekers climb into their own hyperbaric chambers. Supposedly using a hyperbaric chamber to stay young is a big plus, and others hope the extra air pressure and oxygen in a chamber can cure cancer or another chronic disease. A growing number of parents are purchasing hyperbaric therapy to treat their children’s autism or cerebral palsy.
Hyperbaric chambers come in all shapes and sizes, and they are not all equal. Hard shell chambers are made from steel and acrylic and achieve pressures equal to three atmospheres and beyond. There are small one person monoplace devices to chambers that can house 30 people at the same time.
Soft-shell or portable chambers are all sized differently, and most of these inflate to 13 atmospheres. Soft-shell chambers have oxygen pumped into the chamber by a licensed oxygen concentrator.
Used hyperbaric chambers for sale can be found on eBay, at online medical supply stores and through the Atlanta Hyperbaric Center. These chambers range in price from around $3,000 to over $135,000.
Oxygen therapy does wonders for those who have severe wounds or amputees. It is also valuable for treatment of soft tissue infections, thermal burns, skin grafts and flaps and delayed radiation injuries. Diabetics who use hyperbaric machines find that their wounds heal much quicker, and amputation is prevented when a hyperbaric chamber is part of their treatment.
You can experience pressure-related trauma to your ears or nose in a hyperbaric chamber, come out of the chamber suffering nearsightedness, have convulsions related to oxygen toxicity, and decompression sickness. Most hospitals avoid using hyperbaric chambers for heart patients.
Hyperbaric chambers for sale can be found at Atlanta hyperbaric clinics. These chambers are remanufactured, and tubes and acrylic viewing surfaces are replaced. Atlanta hyperbaric chambers that have been used can be sold it they are refurbished to meet standard specs. They will need to have accurate monitoring and recording plus support functions. Most of these used hyperbaric chambers have unique oxygen delivery systems verifies the patient is breathing 100% pure oxygen. All used chambers must be certified for resale.
Hyperbaric chambers are manufactured to operate safely for many years. It is not uncommon to see a chamber that has been used for 30 years or more. Like any piece of medical equipment, these chambers require routine servicing by a qualified technician. To maintain optimal functionality of the chamber, all used and re-sold hyperbaric chambers need to be serviced at least once a year.