NEUROLOGICAL DISORDERS AND HYPERBARIC OXYGEN THERAPY

NEUROLOGICAL DISORDERS MAY IMPROVE WITH HYPERBARIC OXYGEN THERAPY

Approximately 1 billion people, of all ages, are currently affected by neurological disorders, with an estimated 6.8 million deaths that occur every year worldwide.

A neurological disorder is any disorder of the nervous system. Symptoms of neurological discorders include: paralysis, muscle weakness, poor coordination, seizures, confusion, pain and changed levels of consciousness. Some disorders are rare, while others are very common. Some have severe symptoms while others have symptom that are more manageable while still interfering with daily life. Examples that are most recognizable include: Alzheimer’s disease, seizure disorders such as epilepsy, sleep disorders like narcolepsy, stroke, complex regional pain syndrome, migraines, Tourette’s syndrome, and Parkinson’s disease.

Reviewing the above list it becomes possible to understand the staggering statistical numbers and how they illustrates the substantial impact of neurological disorders throughout the world. 

Evidence continues to show how hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) helps 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, proliferate the creation of new brain cells and improve cognitive functioning.

BENEFITS OF HYPERBARIC OXYGEN THERAPY FOR PEOPLE WITH NEUROLOGICAL DISORDERS

Clinical studies have demonstrated the following benefits of hyperbaric oxygen therapy for a wide variety of neurological conditions.

IMPROVE BRAIN FUNCTIONING AND PERFORMANCE WITH HBOT

  • Stimulates Angiogenesis
  • Improves Cerebral Oxygenation
  • Enhance Memory and Mental Performance

IMPROVE BRAIN REPAIR AND RECOVERY WITH HBOT

  • Recovers and Repairs Damaged Brain Tissue
  • Develops and Regains Cognitive/Motor Functions

ATTENUATE NEUROINFLAMMATION WITH HBOT

  • Reduces Cerebral Edema
  • Decreases Intracranial Pressure
  • Reduces Cerebral Infaction
  • 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

AMELIORATE NEUROLOGICAL 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)

Source: International Hyperbarics Association

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