Oxygen is a significant factor in wound healing

Stages of Wound Healing

In general, living tissue needs oxygen and nutrients to thrive, and with wounds, it is needed to regenerate healthy tissue.

In normal wound healing

the wound either requires conditions of

  • hypoxia or
  • normal levels of oxygen (i.e. normoxia)

These different conditions occur in all phases of wound healing.

A wound is dependent on both the supply of oxygen to the wound tissue, which is determined by the pulmonary gas exchange and the blood haemoglobin level.

The cardiac output of the patient, the perfusion rate, and the number of capillaries around the wound along with the consumption rate of parenchymal and stromal cells determine these levels.

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Throughout all phases of wound healing, oxygen plays a substantial role. Its effects vary depending on whether the wound is in a hypoxic, normoxic, or in a hyperoxic state.

The following are the key points.

  • First, during energy metabolism, oxygen is needed for mitochondrial cytochrome oxidase. This, in turn, produces high-energy phosphates which then are needed for many cellular functions.
  • Second, in collagen synthesis oxygen is involved in the hydroxylation of proline and lysine into procollagen which leads to collagen maturation.
  • Third, in angiogenesis, hypoxia is required to start the process, but it has been shown that if oxygen is administered it can accelerate and sustain vessel growth.
  • Finally, the antimicrobial action of oxygen occurs when converted by leukocytic NADPH oxidase to a superoxide ion which kills bacteria.

So, by supplying the oxygen the wound needs, the speed of healing is improved, and is that not what we all want! So please have a look at bound-oxygen.com to see what options are available.

Diabetes, Skin

Diabetic foot ulcers are a common diabetes complication

Diabetic foot disgusting

Diabetic foot ulcers are a common diabetes complication. According to the study authors, about half of all diabetic foot ulcers become infected and then 20 to 30 percent of these cases lead to amputation. Once amputation occurs, survival past 5 years “is worse than most forms of cancer” and the cost of diabetic lower extremity care in the US is more than the five most costly cancers in the US alone.

Lack of oxygen in the blood creates an environment that bacteria, fungi etc. thrive in and can cause all kinds of complications.

If your circulation is not good then blood does not reach the extremities (feet) causing a shortage of oxygen, eventual cell death, numbness in the feet, swelling, water retention, inflammation, sores that do not heal, and feet that bruise easily.

Diabetes sufferers all hyperventilate, causing insufficient oxygen in the blood, which in turn makes them struggle even more, making everything much worse.

So, by adding extra bound-oxygen to the feet, it increases the oxygen where it is most needed. It also kills all the fungi, viruses, removing the dead cells and helping your foot to heal faster. By spraying on your feet before there are problems you may also prevent infections. This is normally done twice a day and spraying on top of the feet is sufficient.

What does Bound-Oxygen mean?

It is the opposite of free-radicals, the oxygen is bound to water with a vegetable sheath (bubble) making it even more bound. As oxygen is very small, this is easily absorbed into the skin, cleaning the skin, and then the excess oxygen gets absorbed into the blood.

The skin is a protective layer, so if the oxygen concentration is too strong then it does not absorb it but pushes it out. The best concentration to use is a 0.065% Bound Oxygen.

Lower extremity problems in diabetes

Along with a lifestyle change, monitored exercise and close watch by a physician, the additional use of bound oxygen therapy can help a great deal to prevent serious complications from diabetes.

For those who need bound oxygen therapy who also have diabetes, it might feel like you have a heavier load, especially if you were at a larger risk for developing sores, and if you have circulation problems. Using bound oxygen therapy will help over time, since additional oxygen will be distributed throughout the blood vessels of the body, and reach your extremities, where people with diabetes often have the most problems.