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Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

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Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

What is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy?

One of the highly specialized treatments offered at the Wound Healing Center is hyperbaric oxygen therapy, which works by surrounding you with 100-percent oxygen at higher than normal atmospheric pressure. This increases the amount of oxygen in your blood and, in the case of wounds, allows red blood cells to pass more easily through the plasma into the wound to heal it from the inside out. Diabetic foot wounds are an excellent example of wound types that may benefit most from this type of treatment.

How does it work?

While you relax on a bed encased within a large see-through plastic shell, you can watch your favorite television shows or movies on televisions mounted above the chamber while hearing the sound and conversing with others outside the chamber through a speaker system.

How does it feel?

The only physical sensation resulting from the treatment is a slight pressure on the eardrum, such as that felt when a plane lands, as the air in the chamber is compressed.

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