Breathing oxygen 'helps wounds heal faster'
Breathing oxygen can be seen to help infections and wounds heal faster by aiding the blood in transporting more oxygen to the body's vital organs, one expert has suggested.
Dr Brian Paterick, medical director of the Chandler Regional Medical Center, says that oxygen treatment can be particularly effective for those suffering from infections of the bone, ulcers brought on by diabetes and other serious illnesses, the Chandler Citizen Reporter states.
Additionally, he advises that people with skin conditions such as burns, radiation injuries and skin grafts can benefit from breathing oxygen, while decompression sickness brought about by scuba divers surfacing too quickly can also be treated with this method.
Dr Paterick adds that while each individual's oxygen treatment plan varies, a typical procedure will consist of two-hour daily sessions over a course of four to six weeks.
After trying the therapy, Alyssa Frederick recently told the University of Wisconsin's Badger Herald newspaper that breathing oxygen-enriched air helped her to get rid of headaches.
Posted by Stewart Elliott
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