Treating Diabetes with HBOT
HBOT for Diabetic Complications
When people with diabetes begin to have these kinds of complications, Hyperbaric Oxygen Chamber (HBOT) management can help. HBOT managements dramatically increase the oxygen carried in the blood to all systems and tissues of the body, which is why it is especially useful in regards to the management of many diabetic complications. Research has shown that HBOT managements improve the oxygenation of the tissues, helping with blood regulation, and encouraging and stimulating growth of new blood vessels, and in turn decreasing many common diabetic complications of the heart, skin, eyes, and nerves. HBOT managements also improve nerve function by supplying larger amounts of better oxygen to them, and it improves wound healing by increasing the immune system and inactivating bacterial toxins, while also increasing the effectiveness of antibiotics. This is great news for diabetics with peripheral vascular ischemia, with the increased potential for infections like gangrene. HBOT managements are incredibly effective in increasing the flow of highly oxygenated blood to the affected area, decreasing pain and infection.
Two more indicators for HBOT in diabetics is with peripheral vascular ischemia and impending gangrene for decreased blood perfusion. Of great importance is the reduction in pain secondary to vascular compromise.
Managing Diabetic Foot with HBOT
- Improves the nerve function by supplying more oxygen to the oxygen-starved nerves
- Improves wound healing by increasing immune system ,and combating anaerobic organisms
- Inactivates toxins produced by bacteria
- Increases effectiveness of antibiotics
- Increasing the immune system
- Stimulates healing of skin.
- Encourages growth of new blood vessels.
- HBOT has been shown to improve blood regulation
A second major indication for HBOT is in cases of peripheral vascular ischemia and impending gangrene due to decreased perfusion. Together with the salvaging of the vascular compromised extremity, is the significant reduction in pain that these individuals experience in this clinical situation.
Lastly, HBOT in diabetics has shown improvements in the degree of peripheral neuropathies in cases resulting from various etiologies, including diabetes.
- George Allibone M.D.