Our state-of-the-art technology for assessment of full body microcirculation is used for early detection of cardiovascular and pulmonary problems. Early intervention with oxygen therapy can resolve health conditions or prevent negative long-term consequences.
In healthy people oxygen reduces the effect of aging, and helps the body detoxify. In addition, new evidence suggests that hyperbaric oxygen therapy stimulates an increase in the production and release of stem cells.
Acute wounds in a healthy person, such as those due to trauma or surgery, follow stages of inflammation, proliferation, and maturation. Hyperbaric oxygen has distinct beneficial effects in each stage promoting healing. Initially, inflammation swelling and pain are reduced via vasoconstriction, while an elevated level of oxygen directly helps to initiate healing while reducing scarring.
Oxygen stimulates the release of growth factors and the proliferation of neutrophils and fibroblasts. These cells are involved in wound healing and collagen synthesis, a major component of connective tissue.
Oxygen stimulates the budding and growth of new blood vessels -a process known as angiogenesis, which further improves delivery of oxygen and nutrients, and tissue granulation. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is used both as a preventive and interventional therapy for wounds and infections in people with poor circulation or systemic disease (diabetes, multiple sclerosis, lupus). HBOT is especially helpful in cases where a wound has become chronic; these non-healing wounds are a not-uncommon complication of diabetes mellitus.