Medical Conditions Treated by Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment
Hyperbaric oxygen treatment (HBOT) can help increase the healing process for those who have been affected by diabetic neuropathy, a common problems for those with diabetes.
If you have diabetes, you are likely aware of the potential of diabetic neuropathy. Diabetic neuropathy is a condition that causes nerve damage that affects the limbs of the body, such as the feet, legs, arms and hands. Often blood flow is dramatically decreased in these extremities, creating painful wounds and even ulcers due to lack of oxygen. 50% of amputations done in the United States are attributed to diabetes.
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy can help provide oxygen to areas of the body that are oxygen starved by dissolving it into the plasma and tissues of the affected area. Although you cannot expect HBOT to replace or reestablish blood flow in the blood vessels of body parts permanently affected by diabetic neuropathy, it can jump start the healing process in affected extremities. Hyperbaric oxygen treatments help diabetic neuropathy through the increase release of oxygen into the tissue of the body. The increase in oxygen is important when treating neuropathy because the human body uses 20 times more oxygen to fight infection than when it does in a normal healthy body. But with diabetes, the blood flow is often drastically less, making the availability of oxygen quite hard to come by. This is another reason why HBOT can be so useful for a diabetic patient. HBOT can provide the necessary oxygen to the parts of the body that need it most without the body having to fight against itself to present it. The extra oxygen supplied by the HBOT is also helpful because it speeds up the healing process, which may take a much longer period of time if the body alone were responsible for delivering the oxygen needed.
If you have experience neuropathy problems as a result of diabetes, or if you have diabetes and are starting to experience numbness or imbalance in your extremities then contact Hyperbaric Answers representative today. If you live in Southern California he will schedule an appointment for you to meet Dr. Jolly-Gabriel at one of the clinics he practices HBOT. If you live outside Southern California, then we will refer you to a quality treatment center in your area. Timing is crucial, get more information and schedule a consultation now!
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