Hyperbaric oxygen treatment involves breathing of 100% pure oxygen in a pressurized room. Southwest Regional wound care center treats the best Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment in Lamesa.
It is a therapy used for the treatment of non-healing wounds and other serious medical conditions. Injured tissues in the body need a high level of oxygen to survive and heal.
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is a treatment option used at Southwest regional wound care center, Lamesa Texas for the treatment of non-healing wounds.
Some patients suffering from diabetes foot ulcers, venous ulcers, pressure ulcer, radiation wounds, non-healing surgical wounds, and other non-healing wounds can be treated with hyperbaric oxygen therapy.
This treatment helps to increase the oxygen content in the blood which enhances the immune system and helps to fight bacteria. It also stimulates the release of stem cells and growth factors which increases healing processes.
Who needs Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment?
Apart from the treatment of non-healing wounds, hyperbaric oxygen therapy is also used for the treatment or to facilitate the healing of other serious medical conditions. If you have any of the following medical conditions below, you may need to undergo the treatment.
- Diabetic ulcers
- Venous ulcers
- Pressure ulcers
- Non-healing surgical wounds
- Severe burns
- Radiation wounds
- Wounds due to poor blood circulation
- Bone infections
- Severe anemia
- Arterial gas embolism
- Decompression sickness
- Brain abscess
- A skin infection that leads to death tissue in the skin
- Crushing injury
- Carbon monoxide poisoning
- Skin graft or flap at risk of death of tissue
- Sports injuries
- Brain injury
- Cerebral palsy
- Chronic fatigue syndrome
- Gastrointestinal ulcers
- Heart disease
How Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment is done?
Hyperbaric oxygen treatment can be performed in a single (individual) hyperbaric oxygen unit or a multi-individual hyperbaric oxygen room.
The single hyperbaric oxygen unit is intended for only one individual. You will be made to lie down on a table that slides into a pressurized plastic cylinder.
The multi-individual hyperbaric oxygen room is intended for multiple persons. Multiple patients can undergo the treatment simultaneously. You can lay on a bed or sit comfortably on a chair.
An oxygen mask may be placed over your face or a clear hood placed you’re your head through which you receive the oxygen.
The air pressure in the room is about two or three times more than normal air pressure. The amount of oxygen you receive is multiple times more than the normal amount of oxygen.
This increases the amount of oxygen in the blood which helps to restore normal levels of blood gases and tissue function which promote healing.
The treatment may take as long as 2 hours, subsequently, you might be required to take brief breaks to prevent oxygen poisoning and furthermore prevent the tissues in your body for amassing overabundance oxygen.
You might be in the chamber for as short as 3 minutes or up to 2 hours depending on the severity of your condition. After the procedure, you can go back home.
The procedure is generally a safe procedure. Complications arise in very rare cases.
Possible complications that may arise include:
- Oxygen poisoning
- The lungs may collapse due to the increase in air pressure
- Temporary near-sightedness resulting from changes in the eye lens
- Rupture of the eardrum or injuries to the ear
- Seizures as a result of the increase in the amount of oxygen in the central nervous system.
- Some patients experience anxiety when inside the oxygen chamber.
Contact Southwest Regional wound care center for Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment, Lamesa.