Benefits of hyperbaric oxygen chambers for chronic wound care

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This article is part of the Complete Guide to Wound Care.

Everyone has had minor cuts and scrapes that they can take care of at home with a Band-Aid or two, but sometimes people get larger, more severe injuries on their body that linger. These are often deep, open wounds that seem to stop healing or heal very slowly.

For those patients, specialists can help you recover with a wide range of treatments to speed up wound healing. One cutting-edge option is called hyperbaric oxygen therapy.

Read on to learn about the benefits of hyperbaric oxygen chambers for treating persistent wounds.

Logansport Memorial Wound Care Center’s state-of-the-art hyperbaric oxygen chambers provide a unique form of wound care therapy that's close to home.

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What to know about diabetes and wound healing

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An estimated 30.3 million people in the United States (9.4 percent of the population) have diabetes, including 7.2 million who are unaware they are living with the disease. The percentage of adults with diabetes increases with age, reaching a high of 25.2 percent among those aged 65 years or older. In addition to age, risk factors for diabetes also include diet, activity level, obesity and heredity.

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Diabetic skin care: Dealing with cuts and scratches

A person with diabetes with a minor cut on his knee

This article is part of the Complete Guide to Wound Care.

Getting random cuts, grazes, bumps, scrapes, and scratches now and then is just part of being alive. These types of tiny injuries to your skin are considered minor wounds.

Minor wound healing is a complicated process, and when you have diabetes it’s even more complex. That’s because your body’s ability to start the three-stage wound healing process when you have a laceration is often is inhibited by the disease.

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