The emergence of multitude fast food chains and the sitting lifestyles of the youth, yuppies and young adults have largely caused and accelerated the increase in the number of people all over the world with diabetes disease affliction.
Having wounds, particularly worsening diabetic wounds posed great concern. In fact it creates panic and nerve discomfort for people afflicted by Diabetes knowing fully well that a lot of diabetic patients lost their legs and lives due to wound complications.
It is not known to many people that Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy popularly know as HBOT will hasten and accelerate the healing of any wounds whether it is caused by diabetic infliction or wounds from surgical operation or other means.
Jose R. Bernardo, M.D. the founder of Accuheal Care Centre for Hyperbaric Medicines, Wound Healing and Wellness is at the forefront of propagating information about the effectiveness and emergence of hyperbaric healing in modern medicine.
Let us take the case of wounds wherein HBOT is found very effective in hastening the healing of wounds. Normally, any part of the body that is affected by wounds is experiencing hypoxia caused by reduced blood flow.
HBOT as medical science noted has the capability to increase the amount of oxygen in tissues by forcing the oxygen into plasma (the liquid portion of blood), the lymph and cerebrospinal fluid, and by increasing the diffusion driving force for oxygen.
Indeed even in complete arterial blockage, oxygen enriched cerebrospinal fluid will help nurture tissues necessary for hastening wound healing.
Hence in wound affected areas were reduced blood flow is observed, HBOT has the capability to improve both the circulation and supply of blood. The improvement of supply and circulation of blood is due to the following: 1. Speeding blood flow even in tiniest capillaries; 2. Reduced blood viscosity and; 3. Decreasing platelet aggregate.
HBOT is indeed very effective in the relief of wound infections, to wit: 1. Tissue improvement necessary for wound healing; 2. Improvement of white blood cell phagocyte function by stimulating oxygen-dependent infection reducing mechanism; 3. Diminishes wound swelling or edema in affected areas; and 4. New blood vessel formation.
The notion of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy being confined in the Diving Industry or diving medicines particularly in healing decompression sickness is quite naïve and present a total lack of information about the effectiveness of HBOT in many medically approved indications.
HBOT, in details dealt with the therapy, treatment; healing and wellness as prescribed by the Undersea Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS) of which the organization listed the following approved indications as follows:
1. Compromised Skin Grafts and Flaps;
2. Transcutaneus Oximetry;
3. Arterial Gas Embolism /Air Embolism;
4. Decompression Sickness /Cutis Marmorata;
5. Carbon Monoxide / Cyanide Poisoning;
6. Clostridia Myositis and Myonecrosis (Gas Gangrene);
7. Crush Injury, Compartment Syndrome and Acute Traumatic Ischemias;
8. Diabetic Foot and Diabetic Retinopathy particularly on mixed soft tissue infection;
9. Exceptional Blood Loss Anemia;
10. Intracranial Abscess;
11. Necrotizing Soft Tissue Infections (Necrotizing Fasciitis);
12. Osteomyelitis (Refractory);
13. Delayed Radiation Injury (Soft Tissue and Bony Necrosis);
14. Thermal Burns;
15. Idiopathic Sudden Sensorineural hearing Loss.
For more detailed information, you are encouraged to visit the website of Accuheal Care Centre for Hyperbaric Medicines, wound Healing & Wellness at www.hyperbaricphilippines.com or you can contact or call Jose R. Bernardo, M.D. at (02)668-5177.