As an alternative treatment, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy is showing great potential in improving the symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease. As demonstrated by some important studies, a deficiency in the amount of oxygen reaching the tissues, called hypoxia, can contribute to the progression or development of Alzheimer’s disease. By delivering 100% oxygen at increased pressure, HBOT can create an increase in brain blood flow and improvement in cognitive performance.

How does Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy help with Alzheimer’s Disease?

HBOT significantly enhances oxygen delivery to brain tissues, thereby causing structural changes in blood vessels, which serve to increase cerebral blood flow, reducing brain hypoxia (oxygen starvation) and improving cognitive performance. HBOT also protects neurons. The delivery of 100% pure oxygen at increased pressure helps it reach oxygen-starved areas. Therefore, HBOT not only addresses the symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease, but also holds promise for the prevention and advancement of Alzheimer’s disease.

Does Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy cure Alzheimer’s Disease?

While there is no cure for Alzheimer’s disease, Hyperbaric oxygen therapy could slow, or even reverse, Alzheimer’s disease pathology. Patients who have undergone Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy have reported significant improvement in the symptoms, including increased memory and concentration, better conversational abilities, decreased disorientation, better sleep, and less frustration. If started in the early stages of life, HBOT has the potential to prevent Alzheimer’s Disease later in life.