Even though today, unfortunately, Alzheimer’s is a disease that has no cure. Still, in recent years, studies have been conducted that shed some light and hope. Today we are going to talk about the studies that have been carried out using the hyperbaric chamber as a treatment for Alzheimer’s.
Treatment for alzheimer’s with hyperbaric chamber
The Alzheimer’s Association, a leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer care, support and research, defines this disease as a type of dementia that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior. The symptoms usually develop slowly and get worse over time, until they are severe enough to interfere with daily tasks.
People over 65 are most affected by this disease, although there are cases of younger people suffering from Alzheimer’s, also known as early-onset Alzheimer’s.
Because of this, in these early cases, what the treatments for Alzheimer’s are currently looking for, besides a cure, is to be able to stop or slow down the degenerative progress. And this is where hyperbaric medicine comes in.
Scientific study of a patient diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and treated with Hyperbaric Oxygen therapy
One of the latest scientific studies carried out to treat this disease with hyperbaric medicine has been carried out by researchers Paul Harch, from the Louisiana State University, and Edward Fogarty, radiologist at the University of North Dakota.
For this trial they had the collaboration of a 58-year-old woman diagnosed with early-onset alzheimer’s, who underwent hyperbaric chamber sessions.
After 40 sessions of treatment in a hyperbaric chamber, it was demonstrated with imaging tests, specifically PET: Positron Emission Tomography, how Hyperbaric Medicine had slowed the progression of the deterioration that the disease produces in this woman, even reversing it temporarily.
The best thing that the patient felt was how her mood improved and her ability to perform activities of daily living. It also showed an increase in energy and activity. He managed to regain his quality of life.
Hyperbaric Medical Clinic of Estepona
If you need more information about this type of hyperbaric chamber treatments, make an appointment with our doctor, he will be happy to attend your consultation and determine if hyperbaric medicine can help you. The first medical consultation is free.
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