HPA holds Algarve’s first hyperbaric medicine conference

Over 100 people attended the Algarve’s first hyperbaric medicine conference, which took place on Saturday (September 12) at the Hospital Particular de Alvor.

Featuring a panel of national specialists, the conference addressed a number of topics including “physiology, hyperbaric oxygen therapy, the importance of hyperbaric medicine in a health tourism context as well as its relevance as far as diving and decompression sickness are concerned”.

As HPA explains, “hyperbaric oxygen therapy has a vast therapeutic application and its results are very positive as far as cell regeneration is concerned (wound and infections) as well as carbon monoxide poisoning and diver’s decompression sickness”.

In June, the Hospital Particular do Algarve (HPA) became the first private health group in Portugal to offer hyperbaric treatments with a €1 million hyperbaric chamber.

Portimão became the third town in Portugal to have this kind of chamber, which HPA says has resulted in “national notoriety for the Algarve”.