How Does Hyperbaric Oxygen Help Heal a Wound?

How does hyperbaric oxygen therapy work? When is hyperbaric oxygen therapy used? What to expect during hyperbaric oxygen therapy? Are there risks for undergoing hyperbaric oxygen therapy? Hyperbaric oxygen therapy uses oxygen to heal wounds. In fact, this treatment has been used more than 50 years for a variety of disorders, including complex wound treatment. …

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COVID-19 Update

Coronavirus Resources

As part of our response to COVID-19, we’re taking additional proactive steps to ensure the health and safety of our patients during visits so you can feel confident you and your loved ones are protected. Aside from the additional safety protocols, you’ll experience several differences during your appointment with your provider as well including the …

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COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 Update

Dr. Schnell is still actively seeing patients. Please do not hesitate to contact us at (352) 409-4404 for your healthcare needs. Freedom Health & Wellness is following CDC guidelines in regards to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and is taking precautions to prevent its spread. Our goal remains, as always, to provide you the best possible treatment …

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Preventing pressure ulcers

5 Ways to Prevent Pressure Ulcers in Assisted-Living Facilities

Pressure ulcers (also called bedsores) are common in older people who live immobilized or bedridden in assisted-living care. They are caused by unrelieved pressure on an area of the body, typically the back, buttocks, or hips. Pressure ulcers can provoke infections, sepsis, and loss of muscle. If left untreated, even the slightest pressure ulcer can …

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What is wound debridement?

What Is Wound Debridement?

A wound is damage to body tissues caused by pressure, injury, or surgery. More specifically, wounds can be bruises, scrapes, scratches, cuts, burns, pressure sores (pressure ulcers), or surgical incisions. Debridement is a natural process that occurs in all wounds and is essential to healing. Often, debridement does not occur naturally. In these cases, wound …

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