It is no surprise to me that Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) improves brain metabolism in Alzheimer’s Disease (AD). I have personally experienced and written about HBOT treating nerve damage, radiation damage, wound damage and more. I felt so good after my own HBOT treatments that I practically skipped out of the door when I left my doctor’s office.
To be fair, the study below documents only one case. Secondly, the patient’s improvement of AD was temporary. And finally, HBOT expenses add up. I doubt that your health insurance or Medicare will cover treatments.
My goal in writing this post was to talk about non-toxic therapies for dementia in general. At a very basic level, HBOT is forcing oxygen into the body. Like nerve, radiation and wound damage, oxygen reduces inflammation and enhances healing.
According to studies, the brain health benefits can be achieved with nutrition, supplementation, moderate exercise and brain games. As a long-term cancer survivor living with a side effect called chemobrain, my brain health is always on my mind. (I try to make light of my side effects) For the record, I know of no relationship between chemobrain and AD. I research and write about anything related to brain health.
Do you have AD or any other form of dementia? Scroll down the page, post a question or comment and I will reply to you ASAP.
“Researchers have the first PET scan-documented case of improvement in brain metabolism in Alzheimer’s disease in a patient treated with hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT)…
After 21 treatments, the patient reported increased energy and level of activity, better mood and ability to perform daily living activities as well as work crossword puzzles. After 40 treatments, she reported increased memory and concentration, sleep, conversation, appetite, ability to use the computer, more good days (5/7) than bad days, resolved anxiety, and decreased disorientation and frustration. Tremor, deep knee bend, tandem gain, and motor speed were also improved. Repeat 18FDG PET imaging one month post-HBOT showed global 6.5-38% improvement in brain metabolism…
“HBOT in this patient may be the first treatment not only to halt, but temporarily reverse disease progression in Alzheimer’s disease…”
HBOT is an epigenetic modulation of gene expression and suppression to treat wounds and disease pathophysiology, particularly inflammation. HBOT targets all four of the pathological processes of AD by affecting the microcirculation; mitochondrial dysfunction, and biogenesis; reducing amyloid burden and tau phosphorylation; controlling oxidative stress; and reducing inflammation…”