Information necessary to be collected before hyperbaric therapy begins

hyperbaric oxygen therapy is always carried out under proper medical supervision. Only a physician has the authority to prescribe hyperbaric therapy. This treatment is highly safe apart from small risks that are often associated with all types of similar treatments. The risks are generally discussed with the concerned person after he or she signs the consent forms permitting the therapy. There are few side effects associated with hyperbaric treatment. The change in pressure can cause sinuses and barotrauma to ears. These are the most seen effects. Some, however, face vision problem while the therapy process is on. These effects are temporary and are very minor. There is one more side effect which is very rarely seen that is oxygen toxicity cause when a huge amount of oxygen is administered to the patient.

The technician who is about to perform the therapy must gather few important information from the patient about his medical history or any other problem present in the body. Below is the list of some of the information that needs to be collected
• Whether the patient is pregnant by any chance
• Whether the patient has anxiety problem or not
• If they have sinus or congestion in the nasal part or chest or whether they have cold and fever symptoms
• Changes if present in any medication and any alterations in any other treatment going on at present
• They check whether the patient is diabetic in nature and if so whether they have taken their regular dose of insulin before the hyperbaric treatment starts
• Whether the patient has completed a meal before going through the hyperbaric therapy
The hyperbaric therapy helps brain strokes. The cells in the brain of a person can die due to lack of oxygen supply or from any trauma. The blood plasma causes swelling by leaking into the brain tissue. Hyperbaric treatment helps in curing this.