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I Have Claustrophobia; Can I Still Get Into a Hyperbaric Chamber? Feb 2nd, 2024

If you have claustrophobia, your anxiety about close, confined spaces can make it difficult to do lots of things, like riding in elevators, for instance. But it can also interfere with some medical treatments, like hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT).  Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is an innovative treatment that supports natural healing...

Does HBOT Help With Memory Loss? Jan 18th, 2024

As you get older, you may notice that your memory isn’t as good as it used to be, and memory loss isn’t just due to aging; it’s also associated with serious underlying issues.  While there’s no cure for memory loss, hyperbaric oxygen therapy is emerging as a safe, noninvasive, drug-free...

Do Hyperbaric Chambers Help Concussions? Dec 5th, 2023

Every year, millions of people suffer from concussions due to sports injuries, falls, auto accidents, and other causes.  It’s easy to dismiss mild concussions as nothing more than a bump on the head. But concussions — even minor ones — can be very serious and, in some cases, life-altering. At...

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in Sports Musculoskeletal Injuries Nov 9th, 2023

If you’ve been injured or strained by playing sports, you know the name of the game is recovery: How quickly can you heal and get back out on the field? Athletes down through the ages have tried hundreds of methods to return to action as quickly as possible. Thanks to...

Stop Messing With That Abcess and Get Expert Medical Care Instead Oct 1st, 2023

When it comes to managing your health, it’s tempting to take a wait-and-see or home remedy approach, especially if the problem you’re dealing with seems relatively minor.  Unfortunately, though, many minor problems can quickly become serious when medical care is delayed. An abscess is a good example. Abscesses are a...

Autism and The Use of Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment Sep 1st, 2023

Autism spectrum disorder affects 1 in 36 kids in the United States. While symptoms cover a wide range, they usually include developmental issues, challenges with social interactions, speech, and nonverbal communication, and much more. Autism usually comes with several medical challenges as well, including sleep disorders, anxiety and depression, ADHD,...

Safety Protocols for Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy: Am I Safe in the Chamber? Aug 1st, 2023

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) treats many medical issues, including slow-to-heal wounds, burns, compromised skin grafts, and other local and systemic problems. Yet because its use is relatively new, many people aren’t sure how it works — or whether it’s safe. Vayu Advanced Wound Clinic is a leading provider of hyperbaric...

Postoperative Breast Reconstruction: How Can Hyperbarics Help? Jul 1st, 2023

More than 100,000 Americans undergo breast reconstruction every year, typically following treatment for breast cancer.  Reconstruction is an effective and proven way to restore breast shape and improve confidence, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t risks, particularly during the healing and recovery phase. At Vayu Advanced Wound Clinic and Hyperbarics...

Radiation Cystitis and the Use of Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment Jun 1st, 2023

Cancers of the pelvic organs affect millions of people worldwide. Fortunately, many cancers respond well to radiation therapy, especially when the cancer is diagnosed in its early stages. The problem: Although radiation therapy plays an essential role in managing cancer, it can cause unintentional and unwanted side effects. One of those side...

I Was Diagnosed with Lipomatosis. Now What? May 4th, 2023

Lipomatosis is a rare disease that causes fatty growths, called lipomas, to appear throughout your body. While these growths are almost always benign, they can still cause serious symptoms, especially if they grow to be very large or they press on your organs or nerves. While there’s no cure for...

Everything You Need to Know About Wound Vac Apr 1st, 2023

Slow-to-heal wounds are a common problem for people with circulation problems, including people with diabetes. Unfortunately, even a small delay in healing can dramatically increase your risk of infections, which can lead to amputations or life-threatening infections. At Vayu Advanced Wound Clinic and Hyperbarics, board-certified physician Dr. Badam, MD, CWSP, UHM, uses...

4 Reasons to Consider Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for Diabetic Ulcers Mar 1st, 2023

Most people know that diabetes affects the way your body uses glucose (blood sugar). But far fewer people know that diabetes can also affect your body’s ability to heal, resulting in deep foot sores called diabetic foot ulcers. As many as a third of diabetes patients develop a diabetic foot...

Help! My Legs Are Swollen — What Could Be the Reason? Feb 1st, 2023

Swelling of the legs and feet is a relatively common medical problem, and it becomes even more common as you get older. But swelling (or edema) still isn’t normal, and it needs evaluation and treatment right away. At Vayu Advanced Wound Clinic and Hyperbarics in San Antonio, Texas, Manjulatha Badam,...

Title: 3 Lifestyle Habits That Raise Your Risk of Peripheral Artery Disease Jan 1st, 2023

About 6.5 million men and women in the United States suffer from peripheral artery disease (PAD), a chronic disease that interferes with circulation in your arms or, most often, your legs.  PAD develops when sticky cholesterol builds up along your artery walls, forming plaques that make the interior of the...

Why You Should Never Treat an Abscess at Home Dec 1st, 2022

Abscesses are pockets of pus that form as a result of an infection, usually a bacterial infection. Without medical treatment, an abscess can cause serious medical problems, including more widespread infections in your organs and other tissues.  A leading wound specialist in San Antonio, Texas, Manjulatha Badam, MD, CWSP, UHM,...

How Diabetes Impacts Your Ability to Heal Nov 1st, 2022

More than 11% of Americans suffer from diabetes, a chronic disease that affects the way your body uses blood sugar (glucose).  Every cell in your body depends on the right balance of glucose for optimal functioning. That’s why, when you have diabetes, you can wind up with a wide array...

Why You Shouldn't Ignore Swelling Oct 1st, 2022

Swelling can happen for lots of reasons, including insect bites, minor burns, and even vaccinations. In these instances, swelling typically clears up relatively quickly as the injury heals.  But sometimes, swelling happens even without a triggering event, like a sprained ankle. That type of swelling could be a sign of...

Help! I Think I Have an Abscess Sep 1st, 2022

You’ve probably heard of dental abscesses, large, swollen, pockets of pus that form around an infected tooth. But what you may not know is that abscesses can form anywhere, including your skin. Occasionally, an abscess will resolve on its own. But other times, the infection can spread to other areas of...

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for Soft Tissue and Bone Damage Due to Radiation Therapy Aug 9th, 2022

Radiation therapy can be life-saving for patients with many types of cancer. But it’s not a therapy that’s free of side effects. Sometimes, therapy can lead to serious tissue damage, which poses its own risks and problems.  For many people, hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) can help. HBOT uses cutting-edge technology to deliver...

How Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Helps Heal Diabetic Ulcers Jul 12th, 2022

You probably know that oxygen therapy is used for people with lung and respiratory diseases. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is different from oxygen therapy. Instead of using a mask or tube to deliver oxygen, hyperbaric oxygen therapy uses a pressurized chamber to deliver pure oxygen to your lungs.  The pressure...

5 Telltale Signs of Lymphedema Jun 5th, 2022

Manjulatha Badam, MD, CWSP, UHM, of Vayu Advanced Wound Clinic & Hyperbarics in San Antonio, Texas, specializes in advanced wound care and other conditions related to your circulatory health. Dr. Badam explains the causes of lymphedema, signs that may indicate you’re developing this chronic condition, and why early treatment matters. Understanding the lymphatic...

When To Consider Surgical Debridement May 3rd, 2022

Manjulatha Badam, MD, CWSP, UHM, of Vayu Advanced Wound Clinic & Hyperbarics, is well-known for providing highly effective wound care at her busy San Antonio, Texas, practice. Dr. Badam shares information about surgical debridement and why it’s an essential step in advanced wound care. What is surgical debridement? Surgical debridement...

Why You Shouldn't Ignore a Chronic Wound Apr 1st, 2022

Dr. Manjulatha Badam is trained and board-certified in internal medicine, advanced wound care, and hyperbaric medicine. She has more than 15 years of clinical experience in treating complex chronic wounds. Her practice, Vayu Advanced Wound Clinic & Hyperbarics in San Antonio, Texas, is known for its innovative approach to highly successful wound care services delivered...

5 Signs You Need Diabetic Foot Care Mar 1st, 2022

Diabetes is a complex disease that often changes your entire perspective about the foods you eat, the exercise you get, and what it means to live healthily. It should also change the way you view your feet. Dr. Manjulatha Badam of Vayu Advanced Wound Clinic & Hyperbarics in San Antonio,...

Introducing Skin-Pen, PRP With OXYBOOST only at Vayu Advanced Wound Clinic & Hyperbarics Feb 24th, 2022

Skin-pen/Micro needling are non-surgical procedures where multiple precise “micro-injuries” are made to the skin. These thousands of micro channels to the skin serve to stimulate the body’s natural healing response while simultaneously increasing collagen production using Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT). Collagen & elastin are natural elements produced by our skin...

Recognizing Peripheral Vascular Disease Feb 7th, 2022

The health of the blood vessels that fuel your heart and brain get a lot of attention, and rightly so. Just as important, though, are the arteries, veins, and capillaries that transport blood to and from the rest of your body. Dr. Manjulatha Badam of Vayu Advanced Wound Clinic &...

Burn Injuries Jan 31st, 2022

Burn injuries happen in many ways, often when you least expect it. From flames to boiling water, chemical spills to a lightning strike. Burn injuries are under-appreciated injuries that are associated with substantial morbidity and mortality. Burn injuries, particularly severe burns, are accompanied by an immune and inflammatory response, metabolic...

Do You Suffer from Lower Extremity Lymphedema? Jan 12th, 2022

Lymphedema is a chronic lymphatic disease that results in disfiguring swelling in one or more parts of the body. It can be hereditary (primary lymphedema) or it can occur for secondary reasons like after a surgical procedure, infection, radiation or other physical trauma.   Fact:  “1 in 1000 Americans suffer...

Cellulitis and Abscess: What You Need to Know About Prevention and Treatment Jan 11th, 2022

Cellulitis and abscesses are skin and soft tissue bacterial infections that can occur independently of one another. Each can compromise your health and often require specialty care. But when you develop both at the same time, the need for medical attention becomes urgent. Dr. Manjulatha Badam of Vayu Advanced Wound...

HBOT for Lingering COVID-19 Symptoms, Also Called “Long Hauler’s Syndrome”: A Method of Healing Jan 6th, 2022

In the U.S. alone, the current number of COVID-19 cases has reached over 48.1 million. As more COVID-19 patients recover each day, a new complication of the virus has been discovered: lingering COVID-19 symptoms also called as “Long Hauler’s syndrome." These symptoms are felt by people—even those with mild cases of the...

Things To Know About Cellulitis Dec 10th, 2021

What the heck is cellulitis? Cellulitis is a frequent soft tissue and skin infection. The lower limbs are affected in 70 to 80% of cases. The skin serves as a protective barrier preventing normal skin flora and other microbial pathogens from reaching the subcutaneous tissue and lymphatic system. Bacteria can be...

What Do We Know About “Surgical Wound Dehiscence”? Dec 10th, 2021

Surgical wound dehiscence is a postoperative complication involving the breakdown of a surgical incision site. Despite the increased knowledge of wound healing mechanisms before and after surgery, wound dehiscence may increase the length of hospital stay, patient inconvenience, and the rates of re-operation. Do you know that wound dehiscence after...

Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment and International Indications for HBOT Dec 9th, 2021

Hyperbaric oxygen treatment (HBOT) has been used for decades to save the lives of scuba divers suffering from decompression sickness. It’s also FDA-approved as a safe and effective therapy that supports your body’s natural healing response to tissue infection, non-healing wounds, and other conditions that compromise your cellular health.     In...

Know the Signs of Sudden Onset Hearing Loss Nov 15th, 2021

Sometimes, our bodies can be amazing. Other times, such as in cases of Idiopathic Sudden Onset Sensorineural Hearing Loss (ISSNHL), our bodies can do things that scare us. ISSNHL, a type of sudden onset hearing loss, comes on quickly and often without cause, which can be alarming. Have you had...

Understanding Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Nov 14th, 2021

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is an advanced therapy targeted at strengthening the body’s self healing capabilities to heal wounds, combat swelling, pain & fatigue. Here are some of the benefits of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy: Improves rates of healing Decreases swelling & inflammation Increases the body’s ability to fight infections Deactivates...

Understanding Chronic Venous Hypertension Nov 9th, 2021

Our team at Vayu Advanced Wound Clinic & Hyperbarics in San Antonio, Texas, is led by board-certified specialist Dr. Manjulatha Badam.  Our group provides the highest level of patient-focused care available for complex wounds, diabetic foot ulcers, treatment-resistant tissue infections, and other painful skin conditions related to your circulatory health. ...

Diabetic Foot Ulcers: Why You Should Never Ignore Them - Click to read more Oct 1st, 2021

Diabetes is a complex disease that affects many different areas of your body. This is especially true if your blood sugar is not under control. One of the complications of this condition is problems with your feet or diabetic foot ulcers. These are sores on your feet that don’t seem...