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Chronic wounds and Hypoxia

Wound repair is a quiescent mechanism to restore barriers in multicellular organisms upon injury. In chronic wounds however, this mechanism prematurely stalls. It is known that patterns of extracellular signals within the wound fluid are crucial to healing. Chronic wound healing conditions are often observed in elderly patients with poor tissue oxygenation. Impaired re-epithelization is a hallmark of these wounds.
The observation that many chronic wounds are ischemic has spurred a series of studies evaluating the response of cells exposed to hypoxia. To date, these studies have shown largely beneficial effects from hypoxia such as increased cellular replication and procollagen synthesis. Oxyheal is a new and advanced oxygen therapy.

Oxygen in wound healing

The observation that many chronic wounds are ischemic has spurred a series of studies evaluating the response of cells exposed to hypoxia. To date, these studies have shown largely beneficial effects from hypoxia such as increased cellular replication and procollagen synthesis.