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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.

Our experienced clinical team is available to help you identify appropriate candidates for Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy and to answer any additional questions about HBOT or our facilities. You deserve the best – our mission is to achieve patient success through personalized, innovative, and compassionate care that enhances your healing potential. We do so at the lowest possible out-of-pocket cost for your patients, with only one copay and/or less coinsurance than at a hospital-based HBOT program.

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


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