‘November, 2018’ Archive
Did you know Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
Heals Non-Healing wounds?
Under normal conditions a wound may take 3-14 days to heal and consists of a functioning immune system and adequate supply of growth factors such as fibroblasts, new blood vessels, epidermal cells and more.
When any of the components of the wound healing process are compromised, healing may be delayed. Chronic wounds are those that have failed to follow this sequence and do not achieve a sustained anatomic and functional result.
Because of diminished peripheral blood flow and decreased local neovascularization, diabetic wounds and diabetic foot ulcers, as well as other non healing wounds, occur. Chronic wounds commonly occurring reducing the quality of life of those affected.
Diabetic wounds are a major health problem which affects 15% or the 200 million patients worldwide. (1)
November is National Diabetic Month
Hyperbaric Oxygen can improve the quality of life
in your loved one’s Wound Healing!
Because wound tissues are hypoxic and HBOT brings hyper oxygenation and improved capillary angiogenesis, recurring wounds and ulcers including, irradiated and scarred tissues, DO heal. HBOT markedly increases the overall oxygen gradient of these tissues with the central hypoxic area. The increased oxygen gradient is the essential catalytic factor for angiogenesis.(2)
Thus, HBOT assists in tissue preservation at the the zone of coagulation as occurs in burns and at the sight of the compromised graft or skin flap. (3)
Non-Healing wounds ARE SOMETHING INSURANCE WILL PAY FOR.
- Diabetic Ulcers
- Bed Sores
- Vascular Insufficiency Ulcers
- Compromised Amputation Sites
- Limb Salvage
- Clostridial Myonecrosis and Necrotising Soft Tissue Infections
- Fournier’s Gangrene
- Crush injury; Compartment Syndrome
- Plastic Surgery
- Compromised Skin Flaps
- Thermal Burns
- Radiation Induced Wounds
- Radiation Cystitis or Proctitis
Today several approved applications and indications exist
for HBOT as a successful adjunctive therapy for wound healing of all kinds.(3)
There are 14 FDA APPROVED USES FOR HBOT.(4)
Why Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is effective:
HBOT will increase growth factors, endothelial progenaitor cells (EPCs), and stem cell production, to play a key role in wound healing.(5) For people with chronic wounds due to diabetes, HBOT will reduce the size of their wounds and may reduce their number of major amputations.
Our Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) uses 100% medical grade oxygen in hard steel chambers to pressurize our patients at greater than atmospheric pressure. HBOT is designed to increase the supply of oxygen and reverse hypoxia to wounds that are not responding to other treatments.
For more information assessing the benefits of adjunctive HBOT for treating chronic ulcers of the lower limb, Read on…
HBOT heals wounds large or small ANYWHERE on or in the body.
Angiogenesis is the key
Other benefits include:
- Increased oxygen tension allows greater capillary oxygen diffusion distances and increases oxygen-dependant killing of anaerobes by leukocytes.
- HBOT is appropriate with many of the other adjunct therapies that help in wound healing.
- Better tolerance to surgical wounding prior to surgery
- saving a limb from amputation or resulting in less loss.
- Freedom from pain
Please read this testimony of a young man with a non healing diabetic wound.
I have very poor circulation to my toes from having diabetes for 42 years. Post surgery on my middle toe I had an incision that wasn’t healing. When everything we tried failed, my doctor advised me to look into hyperbaric oxygen therapy as form of healing.
I had a total of 10 treatments. After the initial few treatments I felt more throbbing in my toe where hadn’t had much feeling. My doctor said that this is from improved circulation. I saw an improvement after one week. By the 8th treatment the wound closed and began to disappear. I’m now fully healed and able to wear a shoe on my foot and walk without pain.
I would recommend this form of treatment to anyone who has wounds that just won’t heal. I’m a firm advocate and believer in HBOT. I’m so grateful that there are places like Hyperbaric Oxygen Recovery to help people. I had nothing but positive experiences. The location was easy for my commute. Entering a pleasant atmosphere and being cared for by people who really do care for their patients helped me feel safe and loved.Thank you so much! signed, M.G.
Grandmother avoids amputation and regains independance!
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is a painless, outpatient, physician referred, healing therapy. Our exclusive, medical grade, hard chamber technology increases the “oxygen gradient” in damaged, oxygen starved tissues, acting as a “cellular energy catapult.”
Our award winning facility is conveniently located 10 miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge in our beautiful San Francisco Bay Area.
We charge a fraction of the cost, using the same style chambers as a hospital-based Hyperbaric unit.
We would love for you to come and tour our facility. We will prepare the most recent research for your specific diagnosis whenever available.
If YOU or anyone in your family
or anyone in your community might be a candidate, whose quality of life may be greatly improved for with Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, Please consider this remarkable medicine today.
Call us today for more information or to schedule a consultation with our Medical Hyperbaric Physician.
Jacqueline S. Chan, DO
Hyperbaric Physician is Board Certified in Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine and Family Practice
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