Can Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Be Anti-oxidant?

Oxygen is an essential substance for human beings to survive. The production of energy, the repair of tissues, and the stability of the internal and external environments of the organism cannot be realized without oxygen. But oxygen also has a harmful side to the human body. Oxygen molecules originally exist in a stable diatomic structure, but when affected by ultraviolet radiation, staying up late, etc., oxygen atoms will become active oxygen free radicals that are harmful to the body.

1. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is a relatively safe treatment

Anti-oxidation refers to the anti-oxidation free radicals, which can directly act on free radicals, or indirectly consume substances that are prone to free radicals to prevent further reactions and cause harm to the human body. While the human body inevitably produces free radicals, it also naturally produces antioxidant substances that resist free radicals to counteract the oxidative attack of free radicals on human cells. Because free radicals or oxidants will break down cells and tissues, affect metabolic functions, and cause different health problems, if too many oxidative free radicals can be eliminated, many diseases caused by free radicals and aging-related diseases can be prevented. With the development of science and technology, more and more studies have shown that anti-oxidation is an important step to prevent aging. The gradual increase in people's health awareness makes antioxidants a hot topic.

As a relatively safe treatment, hyperbaric oxygen therapy has been used to treat gas embolism, acute traumatic ischemia, carbon monoxide poisoning and other indications. From the perspective of the mechanism of hyperbaric oxygen therapy, it can enhance the role of the body's antioxidant capacity.

2. Can hyperbaric oxygen therapy be anti-oxidant?

The air pressure and oxygen concentration in portable hyperbaric oxygen therapy chamber are higher than that of the normal atmospheric pressure. As the air pressure in the environment rises, a large amount of oxygen will follow the breath and enter the human body and dissolve in the blood, making the amount of oxygen in the human body several times that of normal conditions. In this oxygen-rich situation, although the content of free radicals in the human body will increase, the body's antioxidant capacity will also be improved.

After the hyperbaric oxygen therary is over, free radicals will return to normal levels, but the body's antioxidant capacity will continue to maintain the original high level. This state will still be maintained for about two days, and it will have some beneficial effects on the human body. If hyperbaric oxygen therapy is performed regularly, the body's antioxidant capacity will be maintained at a high level for a long time, which is of great benefit to human health, such as delaying body degradation, anti-aging and prolonging life.

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