The effect of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy on Dementia

Researchers have found that Hyperbaric oxygen therapy creates neuroplasticity— that the brain can regnerate. Our dementia patients who have used Hyperbarics for dementia have seen significant improvements
Hyperbaric Oxygen Can Improve Dementia

The effect of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy on Dementia

Researchers have found that Hyperbaric oxygen therapy creates neuroplasticity— that the brain can regnerate. Our dementia patients who have used Hyperbarics for dementia have seen significant improvements

How Hyperbarics Helps

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Reduces cell death (apoptosis)

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Increases neuroplasticity (the brain’s ability to regrow and rewire itself)

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Can help idling neurons become active again in the brain

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Reduces inflammation in the brain

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Builds new blood vessels, including those in the brain

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Increases oxygen

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Increases the length of telomeres. Decreasing telomere size is a key factor in aging

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Generally improves dementia symptoms

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy has been proven to help regenerate nerve fibers in the brain. It can also increase the size of Telomeres, which is associated with anti-aging. While HBOT cannot help every patient with dementia, it has shown promise with a large percentage of patients.

We know that Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) has multiple healing effects on the brain. We used to think that the brain only deteriorated as we aged. Now, we know that the brain regenerates, grows and changes. This process of growth and rewiring is called neuroplasticity, and HBOT has been shown to stimulate neuroplasticity. Even more than that, there has been exciting research showing that the use of hyperbaric oxygen treatments helps reverse aging. Vascular dementia is the most studied form of dementia to be treated with hyperbaric oxygen therapy. Given that we have no conclusive tests to identify Alzheimer’s, there are fewer studies on Alzheimer’s and HBOT in particular.
We at Bay Area Hyperbarics have treated numerous cases of dementia during our 25 years of healing our community. Our dementia patients have improved significantly. For example, an 84-year-old man with dementia was brought in by his wife, who said he could no longer read, and spent most of his time on the sofa watching television. She said he kept bothering her frequently, asking her to sit with him in front of the TV. She was unhappy, because he no longer wanted to hike with her or work in the garden or around the house. After his HBOT treatments, he began reading books again and carried on discussions with her as he had years prior. The best result for her was that they again began hiking together. Results like these fill us with joy, and it’s why we do what we do. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy truly improves lives, and that’s why we do what we do.

Patient Experiences

Listen to what real patients have to say about their experiences.
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  • Kevin had suffered several concussions while playing football. Previously a very good student, he found himself unable to attend High School classes. Instead, he lay most days on his bed in his darkened room depressed, unable to read, talk, or hang out with his friends. His parents were frantic. Kevin had tried prescription drugs and therapy which helped some with his systems. However, they did not eliminate the headaches, fatigue or improve his mood. They did not get him up and back to school. After HBOT, Kevin could attend school again and interact with his friends. HBOT made a major impact on on bringing back Kevin’s cognitive and emotional health and well-being.

    Kevin, 18

    Improved functionality was hampered due to injury caused while playing football.
  • Mara had severe brain trauma at birth, so at 3 months old, her mom brought her into HBOT. She had a severely misshapen head, a tube in her stomach to feed her, and a tube to help her breath. Tragically, Mara's mother was told her baby would never recover nor respond like a normal child. She had already returned to the hospital twice for complications with her conditions. Mara's mother brought her in 5 days a week for treatment with HBOT. When Mara finished hyperbarics, her tubes had been removed. She could breathe on her own. She was able to eat and swallow food like a normal child. And Mara was strong enough to sit up and wave bye bye when encouraged. The nurse in the Pediatrician's office burst into tears of joy, when she saw the improvements in Mara's conditions.

    Mara, 3 months old

    Gained the ability to sit up, which she was unable to do because of severe brain trauma at birth.
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    Kevin, 18
    Improved functionality was hampered due to injury caused while playing football.
    Kevin had suffered several concussions while playing football. Previously a very good student, he found himself unable to attend High School classes. Instead, he lay most days on his bed in his darkened room depressed, unable to read, talk, or hang out with his friends. His parents were frantic. Kevin had tried prescription drugs and therapy which helped some with his systems. However, they did not eliminate the headaches, fatigue or improve his mood. They did not get him up and back to school. After HBOT, Kevin could attend school again and interact with his friends. HBOT made a major impact on on bringing back Kevin’s cognitive and emotional health and well-being.
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    Mara, 3 months old
    Gained the ability to sit up, which she was unable to do because of severe brain trauma at birth.
    Mara had severe brain trauma at birth, so at 3 months old, her mom brought her into HBOT. She had a severely misshapen head, a tube in her stomach to feed her, and a tube to help her breath. Tragically, Mara's mother was told her baby would never recover nor respond like a normal child. She had already returned to the hospital twice for complications with her conditions. Mara's mother brought her in 5 days a week for treatment with HBOT. When Mara finished hyperbarics, her tubes had been removed. She could breathe on her own. She was able to eat and swallow food like a normal child. And Mara was strong enough to sit up and wave bye bye when encouraged. The nurse in the Pediatrician's office burst into tears of joy, when she saw the improvements in Mara's conditions.

Patients: Start with Hyperbarics

It's easy to start with Hyperbarics. Just follow these simple steps
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Give us a call

Did a physician refer you? If so, they can download and fax us back a patient referral form. If not, our medical staff will discuss whether hyperbaric is right for you.
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We talk with your insurance

Our medical staff contacts Medicare or private insurance to receive authorization and create a plan with you.
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You get on the road to recovery

We do a medical intake, explain everything you need to know, and get started on your hyperbaric oxygen anti-aging therapy sessions.
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Physicians: Refer a Patient

Refer a patient in three easy steps.
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You submit patient’s information

As a provider, your office fills out and faxes back the Patient Referral Form. Have questions? Call us!
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We get authorizations

We make sure the patient understands treatment and then follow the prescribed protocol to get the patient on the road to recovery!
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Patient starts HBOT

Our medical staff meets with the patient to ensure that HBOT reverse aging treatment is appropriate and contacts Medicare or private insurance to receive authorization.

Still looking for answers?

We're here to help. Contact us today to learn more about how hyperbaric oxygen therapy can help you.
  • What is Hyperbaric Medicine?
    Hyperbaric medicine, also called hyperbaric oxygen therapy or HBOT, is a medical treatment where a patient sits or lies in pressurized chamber and breathes 100% oxygen. In HBOT, oxygen dissolves into the blood, thus raising the oxygen concentration to very high levels.This increased oxygen is a primary building block for tissues, muscle, and bone repair. Among other benefits, it kicks off cell reproduction, heals injuries and infection more rapidly, and decreases inflammation.
  • Does HBOT kill cancer cells?
    Current research indicates that hyperbaric oxygen does not kill cancer cells. However, there has been a small amount of research indicating that hyperbaric oxygen might reduce the size of certain tumors. Also, there has been a study on mice using hyperbaric oxygen, along with a ketogenic diet, to reduce tumors. Hyperbaric oxygen causes many different healing modalities to kick into gear. Could its effect on strengthening the immune system inhibit the growth of cancer cells? Nobody knows. There are numerous studies conclusively showing that hyperbaric oxygen does not encourage cancer cells or tumors to grow. Some patients claim the hyperbaric oxygen makes them feel a lot more comfortable and functional after chemotherapy and also during healing. Note that some chemotherapy drugs are not to be used with hyperbaric oxygen, as the chemotherapy drugs can be enhanced and thus become toxic. A good hyperbaric oxygen facility (such as Bay Area Hyperbarics) will always call the chemotherapy manufacturer to ensure that hyperbaric oxygen therapy will be helpful and not damaging to the patient.
  • What is the CPT code for HBOT?
    The CPT code for HBOT is G0277.
  • Does Medicare cover HBOT?
    Medicare covers Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for approved conditions, and many insurance companies also cover approved conditions. If your condition is not approved by your insurance, we can discuss our special rates. Give us a call at (408) 356–7438. We are happy to discuss your options with you.
  • Can HBOT help Neuropathy?
    Hyperbaric treatments help heal neuropathy by regrowing small blood vessels and nerves that have died from disease, injuries from radiation and aging. Patients often experience numbness and or pain when they start treatment. Hyperbaric treatments most often bring back sensation and make, for example, walking easier and more enjoyable.
  • Why would a physician consider HBOT?
    A physician would consider using hyperbaric chamber therapy under a variety of situations. Physicians most typically refer patients to hyperbarics when the patient is not healing with traditional medical interventions and hyperbaric chamber therapy is approved by Medicare for this condition. Some patients experience significant unresolved pain and unremitting disease states that the mechanisms of hyperbaric oxygen therapy in a hyperbaric chamber are known to affect, such as the down regulation of inflamatory genes. For an example, some patients have experienced severe, unremitting hives with itching, which did not improve with any specialists interventions. Some physicians will consider hyperbaric chamber therapy if the patient has no other good avenues for improving their failing health, and they know the hyperbaric chamber therapy is safe and will not harm the patient.
  • What is Hypebaric Oxygen Therapy?
    Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HB0T) is a medical treatment where you inhale 100% oxygen in a chamber with increased atmospheric pressure. HBOT injects 400x the oxygen into your tissues and bones and mobilizes stem cells. It regrows healthy tissues in the brain, blood vessels, skin and bones. It also reduces pain and swelling, and speeds recovery. It is simple, effective and painless.

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