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How it works



How does it work?

Blood is made up of 3 components: white cells that fight infection, red cells that carry oxygen and plasma, the fluid that carries both kinds of cells throughout the body. Normally only the red cells carry oxygen. But because HBOT forces oxygen into the body under pressure, oxygen dissolves into all the body fluids including the plasma, the lymph, the cerebrospinal fluid surrounding the brain and spinal cord. These fluids can carry the extra oxygen even to areas where circulation is poor, or blocked, either by trickling past blockages or by seeping into the affected area. This extra oxygen helps the healing process. It enhances the white blood cellsí ability to fight infection. It can promote the development of new capillaries, the tiny blood vessels that connect arteries to veins. It can help the body build new connective tissue.


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