Medical Conditions Treated by Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment

Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment (HBOT) can offer those who have suffered burns or undergone skin grafts many benefits from increasing the body’s natural healing process, reducing swelling, and limit surgeries and lengthy hospital stays.

If you have recently experienced the pain of a burn you should consult a physician about HBOT immediately. Burns tend to get worse and become deeper with time.

If you are undergoing skin grafts, once you should consider immediate HBOT as a part of your healing. Skin grafts tend to be unsuccessful when the body has insufficient oxygen and abundance of oxygen has been shown to increase the success rate for skin grafts.

The benefits of HBOT for burn victims have been demonstrated repeatedly. It is very typical for burns to get worse and become deeper as time progresses. The worse damage tends to become evident 3 to 4 days after the initial incident. HBOT can limit the progression of the burn, reduce swelling, and the need for surgery. It can also lessen lung damage, and shorten the overall hospital stay needed. The best results occur when treatment begins within 6 to 24 hours of the burn incident.

Skin grafts require a new blood supply to form from the wound to the graft. When there is not enough oxygen supplied to the skin graft area, it will be unsuccessful.

common reasons why skin grafts fail:

  • previous radiation to wound area
  • diabetes
  • infection

HBOT can aid in the healing of all the failed skin graft caused by previous radiation, diabetes and infection. The release of highly concentrated levels of oxygen into the blood and tissue of skin graft areas can increase the healing process of these types of skin damages. HBOT can also be used after a skin graft is done in order to increase the chances of success and reduce the recovery time.

If you are a burn victim and/or undergoing skin grafts then contact Hyperbaric Answers representative today. Time is truly of the essence for you!

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