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Neurological Disorders and Hyperbarics

Sunday, November 11, 2018
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Hyperbaric oxygen therapy and neurological disorders.

Approximately 1 billion people of all ages are currently affected by neurological disorders, with an estimated 6.8 million related deaths that occur every year world-wide. New evidence has shown how hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) has helped individuals regain neurological activity and functionality. For neurodevelopmental and neurodegenerative disorders, in addition to neurological injuries, HBOT provides the brain with increased levels of oxygen to help recover/repair brain tissue, increase neuronal stem cell growth and improve cognitive functioning. Clinical studies have demonstrated the benefits of HBOT for neurological conditions with the following:

IMPROVE BRAIN FUNCTIONING & PERFORMANCE with HBOT:
Stimulates angiogenesis
Improves cerebral oxygenation
Enhances memory and mental performance

ATTENUATE NEUROINFLAMMATION WITH HBOT:

Reduces cerebral edema
Decreases intracranial pressure
Reduces blood-brain barrier breakdown
Minimizes oxidative stress

INCREASE REGENERATION OF THE NERVOUS SYSTEM WITH HBOT:

Stimulates neurogenesis

Promotes proliferation and mobilization of neural stem cells

Facilitates neuroplasticity

IMPROVE BRAIN REPAIR & RECOVERY WITH HBOT:

Recovers and repairs damaged brain tissue

Develops and regains cognitive/motor functions

AMELIORATE NEUROLGOCIAL CONDITIONS WITH HBOT:

Neurodevelopmental conditions (Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome)

Neurodegenerative conditions (Alzheimer’s Parkinson’s, Huntington’s Disease)

Neurological injuries (Stroke, Traumatic Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries, Concussions)

Reference:

International Hyperbarics Association; The above statements have been taken from IHAUSA.ORG and have not been evaluated or approved by the FDA. All of the statements made are not anecdotal and have been taken directly from clinical data;

Boussi-Gross R, Golan H, Fishlev G, Bechor Y, Volkov I, et al (2013) Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Can Improve Post Concussion Syndrome Years after Traumatic Brain Injury- Randomized Prospective Trial. PLoS ONE 8 (11):e79995.

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