How can Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy help diabetic wounds?

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How can Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy help diabetic wounds?

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HBOT was designed to help heal wounds in patients who do not receive enough oxygen. When combined with standard wound care, most patients are able to achieve significant improvement of their diabetic foot wounds through this simple, easy treatment. Over continued treatment, HBOT can stimulate new blood vessels that deliver a healthy supply of blood to the wound, improve oxygen delivery and promote full healing of the wound. The delivered oxygen also helps decrease swelling and excess fluid in the tissue while acting as an antibiotic to fight infection. Patients with diabetic foot wounds who undergo HBOT have a lower rate of amputation than patients who do not undergo this treatment. This treatment can even help reduce the effects of poor circulation that commonly affects diabetic patients.