In the past, medical science doubted that brain cells had the capacity to regenerate, or recover after a stroke or injury. This concept is no longer correct. In many instances, the circulation to an area of the brain becomes compromised, and brain tissue becomes depleted of oxygen.
In a smaller central area of the stroke, brain cells die and are surrounded
by a much larger area where brain cells do not function normally but are still viable and may actually recover or even return to normal. It is believed hyperbaric oxygen therapy has the capacity of improving brain cell function in these areas.
Recent studies have suggested adults suffering with dementia, Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s disease have also received improvement from hyperbaric oxygen therapy.
Always seek the advice of your physician or other equivalent medical provider with any questions you have with a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking medical treatment.