Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment Part II

HBOT chambers that are used to improve the symptoms of infantile autism come in two flavors –

SOFT

and HARD:

 

The soft chamber is made of plastic, and the hard chamber is made of glass and steel.

The advantages of the soft chamber – also known as “mild HBOT” are:

Portable – can be kept in a home more easily

Less cost if long term use – can be purchased for home use

More flexible schedules – since it can be used in the home

The disadvantages (soft chamber):

Achieves lower pressures – 1.3 ATM (atmospheres or ~11 feet below sea level)

Oxygen nearly the same as room air (we breathe 21% oxygen, additional oxygen is usually supplied to get ~ 24%)

Appears more uncomfortable – only a small “lookout hole” and will have an odor (of plastic) for a quite a while

The advantages of the hard unit:

This was the original type of chamber used for the purpose of helping autistic patients

Can attain much higher pressures – even higher than 1.75 ATM (~24 feet below sea level)

Can attain higher oxygen levels (100%)

Doesn’t have odor or residual phthalates

?More likely to get covered by insurance

The disadvantages of the hard unit:

Really impractical for home use

Patient needs to go to HBOT center

Continued treatments will increase costs

So, hard vs. soft?: If a parent wishes to leave no stone unturned in their journey to recover their child, they may choose to try hyperbaric treatments. All things being equal (and they rarely are), I would go with the hard chamber first.

If you choose the soft chamber, and it doesn’t help, you will STILL want to try the hard chamber. If, on the other hand, you try the hard chamber first and it DOESN’T work, you can pretty much figure that the soft one won’t add anything to your search. If the hard chamber DOES work, well, you could still give a trial of the soft chamber to see if you get similar results. Or, like many patients, you could continue the hard chamber if you are seeing results.

Next in Part III, the science of hyperbaric treatments.

16 Responses to “Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment Part II”

  1. Wonderful beat ! I would like to apprentice while you amend your site, how can i subscribe for a blog site? The account aided me a acceptable deal. I had been a little bit acquainted of this your broadcast offered bright clear idea

  2. Merely like to say your story is astonishing . The distinctiveness in your story is simply formidable and I can take for granted that you are an adept on this area . With your permission approve me to grab your rss feed to be up to speed with future posts . Thank you a million and please go on with the fabulous job .

  3. Dopalacze says:

    Thanx for the effort, keep up the good work Great work, I am going to start a small Blog Engine course work using your site I hope you enjoy blogging with the popular BlogEngine.net.Thethoughts you express are really awesome. Hope you will right some more posts.

  4. PhekDrarcer says:

    What Is a Hiatal Hernia Diet?

    • admin says:

      I would have to look it up, also. ? Choosing foods in a way to keep the food from sloshing back up from your stomach into your esophagus – the thought being that if you have a hiatal hernia, your gastro-esophageal junction doesn’t function so well.

  5. I do not really have a great deal to say in reply, I only this minute want to comment to say excellent job. It looks like you’ve put a lot of effort into this post and we require much more of these on the web these days.

  6. Basically, the post is de facto the greatest on this deserving theme. I agree with your conclusions and will sedulous look onward to your comming updates. With your authorisation approve me to take your feed to be up to speed with future stories. Thanks a million and please go on with the sound job.

  7. pet says:

    I would like to start my own blog one day. This was a really nice blog that you made here. Keep up the success

  8. Chanel bags says:

    I think this thought is the best thought I have listened in a long time. . Really. Not everyone will have it. So I cerebrate Complaint be differtent from others if I own it. It will must experience grand , i mean….

  9. web design says:

    I loved as much as you’ll receive carried out right here. The sketch is tasteful, your authored subject matter stylish. nonetheless, you command get got an impatience over that you wish be delivering the following. unwell unquestionably come further formerly again since exactly the same nearly a lot often inside case you shield this increase.

  10. ceebee says:

    Paralleling or calling MILD hyperbaric (HBT) to HYPERBARIC OXYGEN THERAPY (HBOT) is a false statement.
    HYPERBARIC OXYGEN THERAPY OR HBOT is the delivery of 100 percent medical grade oxygen (requires a prescription) in a pressurized hard chamber. Manufactures, distributors and treatment centers of the mild chambers either advertise these chambers as Hyperbaric Oxygen Chambers or parallel the description to hyperbaric oxygen chambers. Many parents and caregivers are under the impression that both are equal.

  11. lamparas de techo futbol says:

    It’s remarkable to go to see this site and reading the views of all
    mates concerning this piece of writing, while I am also zealous of
    getting know-how.

  12. Rene says:

    Hello, I see interesting this article and web page, I think that it makes a lot of sense to try out the hard chamber before purchasing the soft chamber, but the real benefits for patients under HBOT (hard chamber) treatment, will show up until at least 6 month continuous exposure to the conditions offered inside the chamber. This represent a large cost and a lot of effort on the families that will like to try this treatment. This can be done at their own houses, there has been a lot of changes on the last 4 years on MILD hyperbaric chamber industry, and the pressure can be safely managed to go up to 1.4 ATA when most of the hard chambers work under 1.5 ATA. Considering the costs involved on this I really think that having a Portable MILD hyperbaric chamber is better option.

    Anyways I like a lot this article and web page. I think this is a responsible writing about a really sensitive issue and having a responsible point of view is very important. A lot of people get misguidance because of the multiple details that should be taken into consideration for this kind of desition.

    Greetings from a Mexican in China reading about hyperbaric chambers points of view in South Africa!

Leave a Reply

Before you post, please prove you are sentient.

What color is a blue sky?

Categories Archives Links Contact Us

Brian D. Udell MD
6974 Griffin Road
Davie
FL 33314
Office phone – 954-873-8413
Fax – 954-792-2424

Email bdumd@childdev.org
Copyright © TheAutismDoctor.com 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
All Rights Reserved