June 1, 2017
Wound healing is a problem that affects people of all ages, not only because of the visible marks they may leave, but also because of the effects they cause on the body.
Wound care that is not adequate can cause the healing process to lengthen and complicate unnecessarily.
For this reason, it is important to know that the healing time varies according to the person and the type of injury. In the case of arterial, venous or diabetic ulcers, which are very difficult to heal, one of its main effects is the lack of circulation that prevents proper irrigation in the affected area and is necessary for the healing process to be carried out properly .
Hyperbaric Oxygenation Treatment (HBOT) proved to be very useful for various pathologies, including the healing of ulcers and wounds, since it favors the stimulation of fibroblasts, benefits the stage of proliferation and maturation of all patients, processes the healing cells, increases the formation of new vessels in the injured area, and also has an anti-inflammatory and tissue repair effect.
This painless treatment can be used in cases of diabetic foot, arterial ulcers or venous ulcers, decubitus ulcers, eschar, grafts, burns, Fournier's disease and for the healing and repair of surgical and non-surgical wounds.
How is the treatment done with hyperbaric oxygenation?
During the procedure, the patient enters a pressurized chamber in which he breathes 100% oxygen that reaches the blood directly, increasing the bactericidal activity of white blood cells and stimulating the formation of new blood vessels, the synthesis of collagen and the release of stem cells.
All these effects favor the process of healing and repair of ulcers produced by venous and circulatory insufficiency.
The number of sessions and duration will depends on the clinical picture of the patient.
The hyperbaric treatment is indicated by the specialist in a complementary way, which increases the chances of patient recovery.