Radiation damage to bodily tissues can be treated effectively with hyperbaric oxygen therapy at Encompass HealthCare & Wound Medicine in West Bloomfield, Michigan and we do it in our outpatient office so that you don’t have to go to the hospital.
Our patients love getting hyperbaric oxygen therapy because our office has these chambers which are normally only found in a hospital. Our outpatient wound care and infection facility, located on the border of West Bloomfield, Walled Lake and Commerce township, is just minutes from Farmington, Farmington Hills, Troy, Brighton and many Oakland County Michigan cities.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) Can Heal Radiation Damage From Radiation Treatments for Cancer.
Patients who have undergone cancer treatments and have sustained radiation damage to their skin, soft tissues, colon, prostate and mandible, qualify for an FDA indication for the tissue healing benefits of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy.
HBOT is frequently covered by insurance, because it is an FDA-approved indication.
How Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatments Heals Radiation Tissue Damage:
Hyperbaric oxygen treatments use high concentrations of oxygen to repair the damaged vessels and tissues. Oxygen administered in this manner is dissolved in the blood stream and delivered to body tissues at a far greater concentration. This high dose of oxygen is carried in the patient’s circulation to the site of injury to assist in the repair of not only the radiation damaged tissue but also to the damaged blood vessels as well.
During hyperbaric therapy for radiation tissue injury, oxygen is administered in a series of 30 to 40 treatments. These treatments take about two hours and are delivered once daily.
THE BENEFITS OF USING HYPERBARIC OXYGEN TO TREAT RADIATION TISSUE DAMAGE:
- Increasing oxygen promotes tiny new blood vessels to grow inside and around the radiation site. As you grow more blood vessels, more oxygen rich blood is able to reach the affected area and promote growth of new tissue in radiation damaged areas.
- Decrease of swelling (edema) around the radiation site. Decreasing the swelling allows the blood to flow more freely to the area, bringing with it oxygen.
- High oxygen levels increases the ability of the ‘infection fighting’ cells (white blood cells) to kill bacteria.