Thursday, April 17, 2008

Diabetic Ulcers Heal Faster With Hyperbaric Oxygen

Healing with Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Chronic wounds heal faster with Hyperbarics

Some people develop sores or wounds that just won't heal. This may be due to low oxygen in damaged tissues. HBOT restores the body's ability to heal the wound by increasing oxygen to the area.

HBOT Speeds Up The Healing Process in Smokers
People who smoke do not heal as well as non smokers. HBOT can help smokers undergoing some types of surgeries such as cosmetic surgery heal more normally.

Burn Victims Improve With Hyperbaric Oxygen
HBOT has been used for years to speed up healing in burn victims. It is also beneficial for patients with
smoke inhalation and carbon monoxide poisoning.

Diabetic Ulcers Heal Faster With Hyperbaric Oxygen
Diabetes is a disease that affects the small blood vessels in the tissues which results in wounds or ulcers that may last months to years. These wounds often develop from incidental injuries to the body and may become infected which can spread to the deeper tissues and the bones and may even require amputation. HBOT can help heal these wounds frequently without surgery.

Damaged Tissues from Cancer / Radiation Therapy Improve with Hyperbaric Oxygen
HBOT can restore tissues and cells damaged from chemotherapy and radiation treatments in cancer patients. Head, neck and other cancer treatments that damage the jaw bone may require HBOT to restore the tissues. Side effects of cancer therapy may cause damage to the bladder (hemorrhagic cystitis),
damage to the intestines (radiation enteritis) and other conditions that may be improved by HBOT. Breast cancer patients undergoing reconstruction may need HBOT to allow radiation damaged tissues to heal.

British Medical Journal April 17, 1999
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
(Letter to the Editor)
Author/s: Charlotte Coles

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