Benefits of Hyperbaric Oxygen to Help Healing Covid-19 Patients

TRIBUNNEWS.COM, JAKARTA – Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is a treatment method through the process of pure oxygen in a special room with high air pressure.

The principle of medical therapy is to help the performance of the body’s organs to repair damaged tissue by increasing the capacity of pure oxygen flow to the body’s tissues.

Dr. dr Mendy Habitie Oley SpBP-RE (k) from Siloam Hospitals Manado explained, in developing other functions, Hyperbaric Oxygen able to help healing for patients exposed to the corona virus.

“Also includes other diseases, namely decompression sickness, infection, chronic, diabetes, burns to hearing ailments, migraines, neuro, cancer and others.

However, Mendy said, it is necessary to pay attention to the patient’s condition before undergoing this therapy, including phobia of closed rooms, having asthma, fever, chronic lung disease and red blood cell disorders.

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“Based on this, therapy Hyperbaric Oxygen one way or the pharmacological part, namely the installation of oxygen with a concentration of 100 percent at a pressure of more than 1 absolute atmosphere (1.5 – 3.0 ATA), “said Dr. Christian Kawengian Sp.PD., from a specialist in Siloam Hospitals Manado.

Meanwhile, during the therapy, what is monitored is the EKG, Okumetriz, temperature, blood pressure, POZ, Cuff ETT pressure and of course AED and paddle or burning effect, “he said.

Hyperbaric Oxygen Chamber (Ist)

This specialist in internal medicine at Siloam Hospital Manado also conveyed that there are side effects that must be considered in its management, namely pulmonary (takeobronchial irritation), neurology, namely visual disturbances, ringing in the ears, dizziness, disorientation, seizures, to keep the patient from experiencing loss of consciousness. .

As for the closing of hyperbaric therapy education, he also gave recommendations, namely hyperbaric oxygen therapy given by giving a pause in normal air respiration.

Then decreased the duration of therapy to less than 2 hours at a time and the pressure was below the Neural Toxicity threshold.

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Therapy Hyperbaric Oxygen increase tissue oxygination resulting in tissue modulation, inflammation, stem cell mobilization, decreased viral load, anti-thrombotic effects and is a therapeutic modality that can potentially be utilized in the management of Covid-19 and long covid.

Siloam Hospital Manado is one of the hospital networks in the Siloam Hospitals Group that is equipped and certified to meet Therapy needs Hyperbaric Oxygen.

The hospital is also equipped with state-of-the-art equipment and technology, including 1.5 Tesla MRI, 128 CT Scan, and Cath Lab.

In addition, there are 224 beds that can accommodate patients.

The superior services offered include Neurology, Gynecology, Gastroentrology, Pulmonology, Nephrology, General Surgery, Optalmology, ENT, and Pediatrics.
This hospital has become a mainstay hospital for all employees in surrounding companies as well as foreign tourists.

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