Autism is a developmental disorder that results in neuroinflammation and injury to the brain of a variety of different types.

Children with autism are found to have neuroinflammation in the brain and this is often associated with inflammation in the gastrointestinal tract.

Autism was originally classified as a psychiatric disorder, but it is now recognized as an illness caused by multiple factors.

Anoxic Brain Injury and Stroke

Stroke, cardiac arrest, drowning and birth injury can result in brain injury as a result of decreased oxygen supply to the brain tissue. It can result in mild to devastating injury to all areas of the brain depending on the length of time the patient is without oxygen, the amount of time to restore normal circulation, and age of the patient. as well as pre-existing neurological conditions and other chronic health conditions.

When cells in the brain die, either from trauma or lack of oxygen, blood plasma leaks into the surrounding brain tissue causing swelling and further reduces blood flow. Without the appropriate level of oxygen these cells become damaged and nonfunctioning. In some cases these cells will go on to die, releasing extra liquid and causing more restricted flow of oxygen to the already damaged tissue.

Traumatic Brain Injury and Concussion

Traumatic brain injury is a mechanical injury to the brain that results in tearing, stretching, or shearing of tissue, secondary inflammation, and neurological dysfunction.

Concussions are brain injuries caused by a blow to the head, associated with or without loss of consciousness.

Symptoms may include headache, confusion, poor coordination, memory loss, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, ringing in the ears, sleepiness, and excessive fatigue. HBOT works to increase blood flow to damaged brain cells after a traumatic brain injury or concussion.

Increasing oxygen to the area of the trauma reduces swelling that damages surrounding brain cells.

Mild Cognitive Impairment and Alzheimer’s

Mild cognitive impairment is when the expected cognitive decline of normal aging has rapidly progressed to the more serious decline of dementia.

It involves problems with memory, language, cognition and difficulty with social abilities and daily functioning. Alzheimer’s is the most common type of dementia.

Alzheimer’s disease, also referred to simply as Alzheimer’s, is a chronic neurodegenerative disease that usually starts slowly and gradually worsens over time.

It is the cause of 60–70% of cases of dementia. The most common symptom is difficulty in remembering recent events that can evolve into problems with language, disorientation, mood swings.

Cognitive impairment and dementia affect the brain in many different areas. Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy has recently been studied in several double blind trials and has been found to be an effective therapy for neurological disorders.

The research also suggests HBOT is effective in the management of some metabolic disorders such as type 2 diabetes which can play a part in dementia and Alzheimer’s.

While HBOT is not a cure for Alzheimer’s, it has been reported to be beneficial in slowing the progression of the disease and bringing about generalized improvement in cognition and function.

Patients in our clinic have reported less anxiety, a sense of well-being, improved memory, regaining conversational ability, less confusion, better cognition, and less depression.

Lyme Disease

Lyme disease is a tick-borne illness caused by the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi. Symptoms of an acute infection may include fever, headache, fatigue, and skin rash but the infection can also be completely asymptomatic.

Tick-borne Lyme disease is most common in the northeast and upper Midwest, with around 30,000 Lyme disease cases reported annually.

Chronic Lyme disease occurs when a person who’s treated with antibiotic therapy for the disease, continues to experience symptoms.

The condition is also referred to as Post Lyme Disease Syndrome, or Post-Treatment Lyme Disease Syndrome. According to a study done by the New England Journal of Medicine, approximately 10 to 20 percent of people who are treated with the recommended antibiotics will have disease symptoms that persist after they complete treatment.

Symptoms can include fatigue, joint or muscle aches, and cognitive dysfunction. It’s not known why some people develop post-treatment Lyme Disease Syndrome and others don’t, but it is recommended that a person’s specific symptoms and medical history, should be used to guide treatment.

Sports Injuries/Sports Performance

Sports injuries refer to traumatic injuries resulting from participation in sports and include soft tissue injuries (sprains) and bone fractures.

The best result is when treatment is delivered as soon after injury as possible. HBOT acts on the injured tissue to repair the wounds and decrease inflammation. HBOT is commonly in use for athletes at all levels of competition, and in all sports for both performance and recovery.

When delivered soon after a sports injury, HBOT can minimize complications and speed healing. HBOT dramatically increases the oxygen carried in the blood plasma, which can then reach damaged tissue, making oxygen available to the injured capillary walls. This results in reduced plasma leakage and tissue swelling.

As swelling decreases, blood flow can be restored to the injured tissue, halting the progression of further cell and tissue damage. With oxygen treatment, injured cells have the potential to function normally again.

Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral Palsy is caused by damage or malformation to the brain in early stages of prenatal and newborn development. It is not a progressive disease, and rarely gets worse over time. However, its impact is life-altering.

Up to 85% of brain growth occurs during the first 3-5 years of life. The remaining 15% finishes throughout maturation into adulthood. Thus, earlier neurogenesis (brain cell repair) can go a long way to improve the brain of a child born with cerebral palsy.

Intracranial Pressure

Intracranial pressure (ICP) is the measurement of the pressure of brain tissue and brain and spinal cord fluid. Increased ICP is a rise in pressure that is usually caused by brain injury. It can also be a result of brain tumors, seizure, stroke, or other brain related conditions. ICP is a serious condition because too much pressure can damage the brain or spinal cord by restricting blood flow to the brain. 

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