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Diabetes & Hyperbaric Wound Care

The Wounding Effects of Diabetes

Diabetes is one of the fastest growing diseases that continues to cause problems for nearly 23.6 million individuals around the United States. Although many have been officially diagnosed, 5.7 million of these individuals do not yet realize they have diabetes. This disease causes all kinds of problems, including chronic wounds.  Hyperbaric wound care may have positive results through the means of  oxygen therapy at Atlanta Hyperbaric Center.

 

What Is Diabetes?

diabetesfoot_medDiabetes occurs when a person’s body is unable to make or use insulin, which is a vital hormone for converting starches, sugar, and other materials into energy. There are different types of the disease. Sometimes it is inherited genetically, other times obesity may be the trigger. When left untreated, the disease leads to all kinds of problems including wounds that can lead to amputations or even death.

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) may be your answer.  Studies have show hyperbaric oxygen therapy to be effective saving patients millions of dollars, loss of extremities and quality of life.  How important is it to you to heal your wounds?  Don’t wait until its too late. Don’t let infection set in, come to Atlanta Hyperbaric Canter for hyperbaric oxygen therapy, Atlanta.

 

 

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Got Oxygen? We Do…

Without the proper amount of oxygen, wound healing slows or stops altogether. Since diabetes affects the circulation of blood to the feet and legs as well as the nerves, it can sometimes be difficult to notice wounds until they have developed into a serious problem. In individuals with poor circulation or diabetes, safe and effective care of wounds is necessary. Mild Hyperbaric wound care is non-toxic, non-invasive, overall safe and can help in re-oxygenating your body.
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Call for Help Today

Don’t let the wounding effects of diabetes and infections threaten your limbs and life keeping you from enjoying precious time with the people you love. Try Hyperbaric wound care and call Atlanta Hyperbaric Center to make an appointment today at 770-948-4511.

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How Do Diabetic Wounds Affect You?

As you age, your risks for injuring yourself increase. Depending on the injury, it could take week to months to heal or you may need surgical treatment to get back to normal. That becomes costly and with no guarantees.   As we age our bodies are breaking down and becoming sick and diseased leading to surgery, that which of itself can lead to post surgical wounds. When you have diabetes, the healing process is slowed tremendously.

Tissue of the body  becomes hypoxia, which creates less oxygen to support the healing of wound, leading to infection and possible amputation. Feet are a particularly common place for wounds to appear in people who have diabetes. One in fifteen individuals with diabetes who develop foot injuries end up with a limb amputation at some point. This makes it harder to return to normal life, limiting things to enjoy with friends, with your children and even your grandchildren.

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Turning to Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

There is hope for a better life even after suffering wounds from diabetes.  At Atlanta Hyperbaric Center,  (HBOT) is used to assist in healing by delivering more oxygen to an area that is deprived of adequate O2 levels. HBOT acts directly on anaerobic bacteria by combating gas gangrene and enhancing the activity of macrophages and leukocytes, which boost the power of the antibodies, you make to help your body heal.Studies and hospitals have shown Hyperbaric Diabetes Treatment to be helpful for wounds such as:

  • Diabetic wounds
  • Flailing flaps
  • Grafts
  • Necrotizing soft tissue infections
  • Refractory osteomyelitis
  • Venous static ulcers

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