Many of the patients who visit our Center do so due to the great burden they carry caused by stress. One of the indications for hyperbaric chamber treatments is stress relief. Today we tell you how oxygen therapy helps to treat stress.
Stress and health
Stress can be understood as an overload for the individual. This overload depends both on the demands of the situation and the resources available to the individual to deal with the situation. The greater the demands of the situation and the lesser the resources of the individual, the greater the overload.Spanish Society for the Study of Anxiety and Stress
People who suffer from stress, and are not able to handle the situations that cause that stress over a prolonged period of time, can have their health affected. Some of the symptoms that stress can cause are suffering from high blood pressure, skin problems, depression and anxiety, and even, in the most acute cases, affects the day to day with memory problems, poor memory, tiredness, diarrhea or constipation, problems falling asleep … among other symptoms.
How Oxygen Therapy Helps Treat Stress
The answer is very simple. When the patient enters the hyperbaric chamber what he experiences is an increase of pure oxygen in his bloodstream, which produces an immediate effect of relaxation and rest in the body.
Other effects of oxygen therapy in the treatment of stress
- Reduces insomnia and helps to fall asleep
- Combats chronic fatigue syndrome
- Reduces hypertension
- Revitalizes sexual appetite
- It sharpens the concentration and helps in the processes that stimulate the memory in the brain.
If you suffer from stress you are always tired or have problems sleeping, call us on 952 80 67 96. The hyperbaric centre of Estepona is the only one in the province with individual chambers and is approved by the Spanish Society of Hyperbaric Medicine.