Hypoxia or decreased oxygen transported by the blood to the organs is one of the factors that prevents proper healing of wounds, grafts, ulcers or diabetic foot. Various scientific research has shown that Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is effective in reversing this situation, shortening healing times, reducing the risk of infections, and improving the clinical picture of patients.
When the patient enters a hyperbaric chamber receives oxygen in high concentrations. This gas is carried by the blood and reaches all the tissues of the organism, even those that are damaged. This increased availability of oxygen in the blood speeds up a process called angiogenesis, which is the formation of new blood vessels, fundamental for the healing of any wound. In addition, it has anti-inflammatory and bactericidal effects, so it prevents the progression of infection.
The HBOT, combined with other treatments or medications usually indicated by the doctor, significantly reduced the risk of amputation, even in advanced cases of diabetic foot. It also achieved complete healing in patients with chronic and acute wounds. The process can be long, but it is safe, effective and non-invasive.
Benefits of HBOT in wounds:
- Promotes the formation of new blood vessels
- It has anti-inflammatory effects
- Boosts the bactericidal action of white blood cells
- Reduces the risk of amputation
- Improves circulation
- Regulates oxidative stress
- Improves cellular response
- Stimulates the formation of collagen synthesis
- Experiencia en un Hospital Público: Hospital de Alta Complejidad “Presidente Juan D. Perón” (Formosa)
- Use of hyperbaric oxygenation for wound management. Juan Enrique Berner, Pedro Vidal, Patrick Will, Pablo Castillo.
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