Oxygen chamber can boost brain repair years after stroke or trauma
Oxygen chamber can boost brain repair years after stroke or trauma.
Stroke, traumatic injury, and metabolic disorder are major causes of brain damage and permanent disabilities, including motor dysfunction, psychological disorders, memory loss, and more.
The brain consumes 20 percent of the body’s oxygen, but that is only enough oxygen to operate five to ten percent of neurons at any one time. The regeneration process requires much more energy. The tenfold increase in oxygen levels during HBOT treatment (hyperbaric oxygen therapy – sessions in high pressure chambers that contain oxygen-rich air) supplies the necessary energy for rebuilding neuronal connections and stimulating inactive neurons to facilitate the healing process.