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What Are Radiation Wounds?

Radiation damage becomes visible as burns and ulcers on the body. Radiation burns occur soon after treatment, but due to the body’s reduced capacity to heal, skin damage can last for months or years without proper intervention. This is especially true since radiation treatments are scheduled in quick succession, limiting the skin’s opportunity to heal and repair between doses.

 

How to Help Your Radiation Wounds Heal

Radiation wounds, especially chronic wounds like non-healing ulcers, require professional treatment to heal. One single technique can’t address the complex nature of radiation wounds; only a holistic approach customized to your specific needs can deliver the best results.

Strategic Nutrition

Nutrition plays a larger role in your radiation wound care than you may expect. Vitamins and minerals provide fuel for cells as they heal and regenerate wounds. This means that your body’s healing process can only function optimally when all nutritional deficiencies are addressed.

Certain nutrients are especially important to the healing process. High doses of vitamin C — up to 50 times the RDA of 60 mg — has been shown to accelerate wound healing and reverse the impairment of collagen synthesis. By enhancing the production of collagen and protecting cells from free radical damage, vitamin C is a powerful force for wound healing.

Protein is also a critical nutrient in the wound-healing process because it’s the backbone of muscle, skin, and body tissue repair. Just like wood creates the frame of a house, protein creates the frame of your body. If your body is deficient in protein, it can’t produce collagen or meet the needs of injuries as they attempt to heal. It’s like trying to run an entire marathon without any water. Eventually, it becomes impossible to continue!

Continual Wound Care

Proper wound care is the cornerstone of any treatment. Establishing a steady routine of dressing, cleaning, and caring for your wound prevents additional damage and creates an environment that supports an ongoing healing process.

The best wound dressing maintains a healthy amount of moisture on the foot to create a favorable environment for the wound. It must be changed at least once or twice per day, depending on the stage and severity of the ulcer. Wound dressing helps control infection, as do antibiotics.

Offloading is also a very important but often overlooked component of diabetic foot ulcer treatment. When you offload, you remove pressure from the injured area of your body to give healthy cells the best opportunity to grow and thrive. Offloading strategies vary depending on your area of injury. You may need to sleep in a different position, use a wheelchair, or adjust certain parts of your routine.

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Beyond the basic and essential elements of wound care described above, hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) also plays a significant role in radiation wound healing. HBOT is proven to optimize the pressure of tissue oxygen and is now used clinically in the treatment of chronic ulcers and radiation wound healing.

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) makes it possible to accelerate healing in your radiation wound. It uses concentrated 100% oxygen at pressures above regular atmospheric pressure to push oxygen through your bloodstream.

By adding more oxygen into the bloodstream, HBOT helps overcome the vascular changes triggered by excessive radiation exposure. Pressurized oxygen dissolves directly into the body’s fluids and is delivered efficiently to all of the cells and tissues previously strangled and damaged by the effects of radiation. 

This essential benefit of hyperbaric wound care stimulates and supports the body’s own healing process. When white blood cells receive enough oxygen, they can effectively kill bacteria, reduce swelling, and allow the rapid reproduction of new blood vessels. HBOT even enables cells to build new connective tissue and improve organ function.

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At Complex Healthcare Solutions, our care team’s approach is to collaborate with your treatment to address any existing conditions you are currently suffering. Our specialists will work to create a complete treatment plan suited to you to heal and fully recover quickly.

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What Are Radiation Wounds?

Radiation damage becomes visible as burns and ulcers on the body. Radiation burns occur soon after treatment, but due to the body’s reduced capacity to heal, skin damage can last for months or years without proper intervention. This is especially true since radiation treatments are scheduled in quick succession, limiting the skin’s opportunity to heal and repair between doses.

 

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