What “self-care” activities should I be aware of while doing Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT)
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy self care
Smoking-You should refrain from smoking. Smoking inhibits the oxygen delivery in several ways, it inhibits oxygen uptake into the lungs, irritates mucus membranes and may make it difficult to equalize the ears and sinuses, and increases lung congestion and the risk of complications.
- Pennsylvania’s toll-free Quit line for smoking cessation: 1-800-QUIT-NOW (784-8669)
Recreational Drug Use-May be incompatible and can have serious side effects with patients undergoing HBOT.