Discover the Benefits of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
The Baptist Easley Wound Care and Hyperbaric Center team of specialized physicians, nurses, and technologists employ the very latest wound-care technology, including hyperbaric oxygen therapy.
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy involves breathing pure oxygen in a pressurized room. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is most commonly used to treat wounds that won’t heal as a result of diabetes or radiation injury, decompression sickness, serious infections, or bubbles of air in your blood vessels.
In a hyperbaric oxygen therapy room, the air pressure is raised up to three times higher than normal air pressure. Under these conditions, your lungs can gather up to three times more oxygen than would be possible breathing pure oxygen at normal air pressure.
The increased oxygen dissolves in your blood and circulates throughout your body. Oxygen-rich blood stimulates your body to release substances called growth factors and stem cells, which promote healing.
Your body’s tissues need an adequate supply of oxygen to function. When tissue is injured, it requires even more oxygen to survive. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy increases the amount of oxygen your blood can carry. An increase in blood oxygen temporarily restores normal levels of blood gases and tissue function to promote healing and fight infection.
For more information about this innovative treatment, click here or call the Baptist Easley Wound Care and Hyperbaric Center at 864.442.8229.