A group of metabolic life long chronic diseases described in medical science as Diabetes Mellitus or simply known to the general population as diabetes is a condition by which a person or individual has high blood sugar. This condition occurs either when the body is no longer capable of producing the necessary or sufficient insulin or because our cells are already failing to appropriately reacts with the produced insulin.
I would like to emphasize that all forms of diabetes are treatable since the advent of insulin. However, there are types of diabetes that are regarded as life long chronic diseases, controllable but not curable particularly those conditions wherein the body can no longer produce insulin (Type 1 DM) and the body is resistant to insulin or the cell is not reacting properly with insulin (Type 2 DM).
Frequent urination, increased thirst and increased hunger are the usual symptoms of high blood sugar.
Diabetes can damage our nerves and blood vessels. Our foot may not felt injuries like sore, cuts and blisters and if not attended properly may lead to ulcers, infections and amputations.
It is now common to hear about diabetic foot, an injured foot that exhibits pathology directly caused by diabetes mellitus or from any long term complications from diabetes mellitus.
Diabetic foot, if not properly cared upon, or given proper medication may lead to amputations.
Medical science have proven that common wounds and wounds directly resulting from diabetes mellitus usually lacks the abundant flow of oxygen in its cells that is why the healing of wounds takes time. The starvation of oxygen in a wound usually leads to infection as the cells find it hard to re-generate due to lack of oxygen.
The emergence of hyperbaric healing as an alternative medicine in fast tracking the healing of wounds is fast gaining popularity among the A, B, C+ class of society. In advance countries, the government through health care programs are subsidizing the HBOT treatment needed by patients.
Why it is that HBOT or Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy becomes very effective in fast tracking 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.
Hence, 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.
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 visit Accuheal Care Centre for Hyperbaric Medicine, Wound Healing and Wellness situated at #88 Intermed Building West Avenue Quezon City, Philippines and look for Jose R. Bernardo, M. D.