Complications of Scleroderma
In Greek, Scleroderma means hardening of the skin. Scleroderma is a chronic connective tissue disease that is estimated to affect just over a quarter of a million Americans each year. One of the most obvious symptoms is hardening or tightening of the skin. Other symptoms of Scleroderma include joint pain, a heightened reaction to cold temperatures and acid reflux, in addition to potential problems to the heart, lungs or kidney.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy can accelerate the healing of ischemic wounds that can result from Scleroderma.
Did You Know?
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy is Anti-Infectious. Oxygen has the ability to destroy harmful bacteria and viruses, while simultaneously enhancing the natural defense activity of white blood cells.
How you will benefit from HBOT
- Reduces edema/inflammation
- Enhances oxygen availability to injured tissue
- Promotes fibroblast proliferation/collagen synthesis, decreasing fibrosis
- Enhances antibiotic efficacy
- Reduces incidence of infection due to the enhancement of leukocyte oxidative killing
- Increases tensile strength of healed tissue
- Increases angiogenesis
Our experienced clinical team is always available to answer any questions you may have about Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy and our facilities. You deserve the best – Our mission is to achieve patient success through personalized, innovative, and compassionate care that enhances your healing potential. Since Complications of Scleroderma currently isn’t on the FDA approved list, insurance companies most likely won’t cover payment for this service. To help make Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy accessible for all who may benefit, we offer several payment options, including financing through CareCredit.