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Diabetes & Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Most complications related to diabetes is from oxygen deficiency caused damaged blood vessels that leads to reduced blood flow or a blockage of the blood vessels throughout the body. 

Lack of oxygen is the basis of serious complications and early warning signs of numbness and pain can easily escalate to:

  1. infected chronic wounds leading to leg amputation 
  2. chronic kidney failure
  3. blindness 
  4. stroke and heart attack

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is a method of administering pure oxygen at greater than atmospheric pressure which increases the amount of oxygen carried in all body fluids including blood plasma, cerebrospinal fluid surrounding the brain and spinal cord, lymph and intracellular fluids. This allows increased oxygen levels to areas with poor or compromised blood supply as well as in areas of tissue damage.

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, along with lifestyle changes, can help prevent many of these complications. 

’70 – 90 % of diabetes related amputations can be prevented with timely Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy’

Diabetes Spectrum; 10(2):118-12, 2006

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