Treatment of brain injuries with Hyperbaric Oxygen

Strokes, anoxic-hypoxic encephalopathies, ‘age fatigue’ neurons, traumatic brain injury, autism… These and many other neurological diseases can be treated with Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy at the Hyperbaric Medical Clinic of Estepona

This medical clinic, which opened its doors in July 2014, is already a reference in the province of Malaga and Andalusia in the treatment and cure of diseases and neurological damage with Hyperbaric Oxygenation There are already dozens of patients treated for cerebral palsy or autism, because at the onset of neurological damage, there is usually a significant lack of oxygen, something that Hyperbaric Medicine covers perfectly.

The older you get, the less oxygen there is to the brain

The world eminence in Hyperbaric Medicine, Dr. Nina Subbotina, speaks in her book ‘The Hyperbaric Chamber. Science, not miracle’ about how treatment with Hyperbaric Medicine can help in brain injuries. Thus, the aforementioned doctor speaks of ‘Fatigued Neurons’ as a result of the aging population. This is what is known as senile dementia which, in some cases, is due to insufficient brain irrigation, such as Binswanger’s disease or frontal subcortical syndrome, which affects 1 in 4 people over the age of 65.

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (hyper-higher, bar-unit pressure) is a treatment in which patients breathe pure oxygen at higher pressure. For this they enter a chamber that doubles or triples the pressure at sea level. Under these conditions, oxygen is converted into medication and initiates a therapeutic activity in the body by circulating in the bloodstream in a higher concentration.

Lack of oxygen to certain areas of the brain results in dementia. There, the cells are left as ‘off’ or ‘dazed’, although for a certain time they can remain alive and be recovered: how? by sending them hyperbaric oxygen.

Vascular Brain Accident (CVA)

To explain the role of Hyperbaric Oxygen in the treatment of a vascular brain accident, it must be explained, as indicated by Dr. Nina Subbotina, that ischemic CVAs are treated, in which due to a thrombus a lack of irrigation is produced which causes damage to a part of the brain. In this case, the neurons are unable to produce energy and neuronal death occurs.

But after several studies it has been proven that not all the damaged brain tissue is irreversibly lost, but that there are cells of the periphery that are in a state of ‘ischemic penumbra’ and that can be recovered with Hyperbaric Medicine.

This also occurs in the treatment of some patients with cerebral palsy, for whom Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy helps to activate ‘sluggish’ neurons by improving blood flow in the affected brain areas. Treatment with Hyperbaric Medicine to this type of patient, along with other treatments, serves to control convulsions, relax extremely spastic muscles and relieve pain.

The Hyperbaric Medical Clinic of Estepona is backed by a prestigious team of doctors and nurses trained to perform these treatments. Likewise, the hyperbaric chamber of the Hyperbaric Medical Clinic of Estepona is made of totally transparent material, has direct communication with the health assistants and meets the maximum technical and health guarantee conditions required, as well as the greatest exclusivity on the market as it is a single-seater. This fact also allows greater time flexibility for patients.

Strokes, anoxic-hypoxic encephalopathies, ‘age fatigue’ neurons, traumatic brain injury, autism… These and many other neurological diseases can be treated with Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy at the Hyperbaric Medical Clinic of Estepona

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