Here in Cyprus we are fortunate to have a fantastic climate and warm water temperatures for most of the year. It’s a divers playground summer or winter.
It’s a great safe sport but sometimes things can go wrong, especially whilst Scuba Diving. DCI – Decompression Illness is a term used to describe two diseases, Decompression Sickness and Arterial Gas Embolism. Decompression Illness is a result of inert gas bubbles growing in tissues and causing damage, while AGE results from bubbles travelling through the body’s arterial circulation and causing tissue damage by blocking blood flow. DCI more commonly affects divers although aviators, astronauts and compressed air tunnel workers can also suffer from Decompression Illness. Mostly DCI with a Diver can be attributed to a reason why it happened, too deep, ascending too fast, overstaying maximum dive time etc, although it does also reflect greatly on personal physiological and even psychological issues however it does unfortunately occur sometimes without any tangible reasoning at all.
It’s good to know though that HTTC Ltd – Hyperbaric Therapy Treatment Centre located in the Poseidonia Medical Centre in Larnaca- operates a state of the art decompression chamber in its modern facility where they and their dedicated staff are there for you, 24/7. HTTC also operate the only FREE 24-hour Emergency Assistance Line in Cyprus on +357 99 518837. HTTC’s facilities are of the highest standard and as you would expect from such a company they are the preferred provider in Cyprus for IDAN, USAAF, British and NATO Forces in the Eastern Mediterranean Area not to mention the many International Insurance Companies under contract to them. So you can be assured you are in safe hands when using their services.
But the benefits that oxygen therapy offers are not just available to divers. The pioneering treatments offered at the treatment centre are proven to aid sufferers of Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Fibromyalgia, Lyme Disease, Migraine, Multiple Sclerosis, Near Drowning, Parkinson’s disease, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sports Injuries, Stroke & Traumatic Brain Injury to list but a few and you can find detailed case studies of the benefits Here
Hyperbaric Oxygen can be used to treat all and any conditions which would benefit from increased tissue oxygen availability, as well as certain infections where it can be used for its antibiotic properties, either as the primary therapy or in conjunction with other drugs or surgery procedures. They have a treatment program in place that can also assist with Chronic Refractory Osteomyelitis, Crush Injury, Compartment Syndrome and other Acute Ischemia’s and can also help with Preparation or preservation of Compromised Skin Grafts or Flaps, Enhancement of healing in Selected Problem Wounds including Wagner III and Greater Diabetic Foot Ulcers and also painful Thermal Burns.
The therapy though can also be used for anti-ageing purposes too with the centre offering the latest in ground breaking anti-aging technology endorsed and originating from Beverly Hills, this procedure is called ProJuvenox™ and is so effective they have many high profile clientele worldwide. The launch of the procedure was highlighted at the Russian Business Woman’s Award 2014. You can find out more about ProJuvenox Here.