Brain damage is an injury that causes the deterioration or destruction of brain cells. Brain damage includes both Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), caused by an external force, and Acquired Brain Injury (ABI), occurring at the cellular level. The severity of damage can vary based on they type of injury, but can range from headaches, confusion, and memory problems, to more severe cognitive, behavioral, and physical disabilities.
Benefits of HBOT for Brain Damage:
Increases Amount of Oxygen in the Blood
Stimulates development of new blood vessels from pre-existing vessels as well as the natural development of new blood vessels.
Reduces Inflammation & Swelling
Suppresses the cellular activity of the immune system which triggers swelling when an injury or damage to the body occurs. While this reaction is meant to start healing and protect from injury it can result in secondary injury, pain, and prolonged recovery time.
Preserves, Repairs, & Enhances Cellular Functions
Boosts cellular metabolism, promotes rapid cell reproduction, and enhances collagen synthesis. Collagen is a protein in connective tissues like skin.
Key Research on Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment for Brain Damage
Recent News on Hyberbaric Oxygen Treatment for Brain Damage
From Military Times Commentary by Tommy Tuberville Army Capt. Kyle Salik is the first patient to receive oxygen therapy at the new Undersea & Hyperbaric Medicine Clinic at Brooke Army Medical Center June 20, 2017. (Robert Shields/Army) The COVID-19 pandemic…
After being knocked unconscious four times due to Marines deployment to Iraq and Afghanistan, Armando was living life with a traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorder. His diagnosis of post-concussion syndrome, and an autoimmune disease from toxic…
INDIANAPOLIS (WISHTV) — Indiana has put $1 million toward hyperbaric oxygen therapy research. Indiana was the first state to use public funds for what is considered experimental, or off-label, treatment of traumatic brain injuries. The program was just getting started…
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Changes in attentional processing following neurofeedback in patients with persistent post-concussive symptoms: a pilot study
Abstract Objective: Persistent post-concussive symptoms (PPCS) often include attention deficits, particularly orienting and executive attention. Research in other clinical populations has demonstrated that neurofeedback therapy (NFT) is effective at improving…
Systemic Inflammation Persists the First Year after Mild Traumatic Brain Injury: Results from the Prospective Trondheim Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Study
Abstract Innate immune activation has been attributed a key role in traumatic brain injury (TBI) and successive morbidity. In mild TBI (mTBI), however, the extent and persistence of innate immune activation are unknown. We determined plasma cytokine level changes over…
Abstract It is commonly accepted that mitochondria represent a major source of free radicals following acute brain injury or during the progression of neurodegenerative diseases. The levels of reactive oxygen species (ROS) in cells are determined by two opposing…