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Can somebody tell me how can hyperbaric oxygen therapy(hbot) treat diabetic foot ulcers?

Can somebody tell me how can hyperbaric oxygen therapy(hbot) treat diabetic foot ulcers?

Oxygen concentration: Under pressure, the oxygen concentration in the serum and adjacent tissues increase allowing for a temporary improved oxygen delivery to the wound. ...Read more

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Dr. William Forsythe
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Ulceration (Definition)

An ulcer is a discontinuity or a break in a bodily membrane that impedes the organ of which that membrane is a part from continuing its normal functions. Ulcers are further classified by their location, for example; ...Read more


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Can you tell me how hyperbaric oxygen therapy(hbot) treat diabetic foot ulcers?

Can you tell me how hyperbaric oxygen therapy(hbot) treat diabetic foot ulcers?

Involved question...: HBOT works on increasing oxygen delivery to tissue that may not have good blood flow. Oxygen is imperative if you want healing to occur. http://www.palmettohealth.org/documents/documents/HyperbaricBrochure.pdf ...Read more

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What is a good cure for foot ulcers?

What is a good cure for foot ulcers?

Depends on the cause: There are various causes for foot ulcers including: poor circulation, venous stasis, diabetic neuropathy. Ulcers caused by poor circulation may need the help of a vascular surgeon. Ulcers caused by edema/leg swelling require compression. Diabetic ulcers required eliminating the pressure on the wounds. ...Read more

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What are foot ulcers from?

What are foot ulcers from?

Pressure: Usually these are secondary to pressure either from shoes or structural deformities or, most likely, a combination of the two. Compromised hosts, ie. Diabetics, vascular disease, neuropathy, etc are most affected dr l. ...Read more

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If I have foot ulcers, can I wear shoes?

If I have foot ulcers, can I wear shoes?

Assuming the ulcers: Are on the bottom of the foot, part of the treatment needs to be removing pressure from the ulcer(s), also known as offloading. Under some circumstances, something can be put into regular shoes with an accommodation, but if the ulcer(s) are big and bad enough, a more aggressive form of offloading is needed. This can range from a special surgical shoe to a total contact cast. ...Read more

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How can I address my diabetic foot ulcers?

How can I address my diabetic foot ulcers?

Multiple factors: Wound care requires multi-discipline input for proper wound healing. There are multiple modalities and multiple strategies to get a wound closed but it takes a knowledgeable well trained specialist to know when to implement the appropriate treatment during the course of wound healing. ...Read more

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How are diabetic foot ulcers treated?

Multiple remedies: Wound care requires multi-discipline input for proper wound healing. There are multiple modalities and multiple strategies to get a wound closed but it takes a knowledgeable well trained specialist to know when to implement the appropriate treatment during the course of wound healing similar to a conductor leading an orchestra. ...Read more

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What's a good home remedy for itching cause by foot ulcers?

What's a good home remedy for itching cause by foot ulcers?

Rest: If you have an ulcer to your foot, you should try to stay off of the area/ulcer as much as possible. For the itching itself, try some lanocaine, or Benadryl cream. Remember that itching can be a sign of healing. If unsure, contact your physician. ...Read more

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Foot Ulcers (Definition)

Foot ulcers are a clinical finding in which there are areas of skin on the feet that have been eroded and are not healing well. This occurs mainly in people with diabetes, peripheral vascular disease, or other causes ...Read more


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Ulcer (Definition)

Ulcer is the medical term for erosion of a normal barrier (the lining on top) exposing the surface that is normally beneath this barrier. Ulcers can occurs at sites like the skin, the ...Read more


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