What is normobaric oxygen therapy?
Normobaric oxygen therapy involves inhaling near-pure oxygen as you would during HBOT, but without being in a pressurised hyperbaric chamber. Instead, oxygen is delivered via a concentrator to the recipient using a mask or nasal cannula at the normal atmospheric pressure of 1.0 ATA.
Who is it for?
While the body does not absorb as much oxygen during normobaric oxygen therapy, it is a lot more accessible and is known by the NHS as ‘home oxygen therapy’.
It is certainly much more of a medical treatment, and is often used by people who generally require more oxygen to help with certain conditions, such as:
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
- Cystic fibrosis
- Heart failure
- Pulmonary hypertension
- General breathing issues
How is it administered?
Therapy is supplied via an oxygen concentrator, which we have here at HybO2, both for use in therapy and for purchase.
Home oxygen therapy it can be delivered from the comfort of your own home whilst you rest and recuperate with your family around you. The concentrator can be placed next to you in an armchair in your own living room, or even next to your bed for use whilst you sleep.
Oxygen concentrators come in various size and weights, with the domestic oxygen concentrators usually coming on wheels for ease of movement around the home. Portable oxygen concentrators are also available on the market, varying in weight and size but usually small enough to carry around without much hassle.
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