Neurological diseases and disorders affect people all over the world and from every walk of life. According to the World Health Organization, these conditions can include everything from a run-of-the-mill migraine to Alzheimer’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, or brain tumors. In fact, the University of California San Francisco lists 600 conditions that are caused by neurological dysfunction, including ALS, cluster headaches, Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, epilepsy, Huntington’s disease, lumbar disc herniation, cognitive impairment, spinal cord tumors (which cause strokes), and tension headaches.
Neurological disorders affect the peripheral and central nervous system, which encompasses the brain, spinal cord, nerve roots, nervous system, and muscles. Genetics, environmental influences, infections, lifestyle choices, physical injuries, and even malnutrition can play a role. Other neurological diseases result from bacterial antiviral infections. HIV, West Nile, Zika, mycobacterial tuberculosis, Gennd malaria are all diseases that infect the central nervous system and the brain, causing lasting injury and even death.
According to the United Nations, up to 1 billion people suffer from neurological disorders. Moreover, the World Health Organization estimates that 47.5 million people across the globe live with dementia (including 24 million who have Alzheimer’s Disease); an additional 7.7 million are diagnosed with the disease every single year. Another 6 million people die from strokes, with more than 80% of these deaths taking place and middle and low-income countries. In the United States, stroke is the third leading cause of death and the leading cause of long-term disability.
Physical symptoms of neurological disorders can include paralysis, muscle weakness, seizures, problems with reading and writing, lack of cognitive function, and unexplained pain. Emotional symptoms can include mood swings, sudden outbursts, depression, and delusion. Untreated neurological diseases and disorders have serious consequences depending on the condition and whether it escalates in severity over time. The organization MS Watch, for example, estimates that half of Multiple Sclerosis patients experience depression at least once in their lives.
The majority of these diseases are progressive and can be deadly. People who are suffering may feel hopeless about finding treatments that work. But hyperbaric oxygen therapy has been used to treat a variety of neurological conditions with great success. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy elevates the oxygen in the bloodstream, thereby improving motor and cognitive function. At the Eustache Institute, during a session, patients will breathe pure oxygen in a soft chamber. This increase of pure oxygen in our blood will stimulate the release of stem cells and promote healing.
It’s been reported by the Psychiatric Times that hyperbaric oxygen therapy, “triggers a variety of healing processes without overwhelming the body’s antioxidants stem. The current known mechanisms include a robust anti-inflammatory result, reduction of edema, enhanced blood perfusion, angiogenesis, stimulation of the immune system, stimulation of endogenous antioxidant systems, mobilization of stem cells from bone marrow,” among other benefits. In other words, the therapy is reported to aid in the healing process by repairing damaged tissue and reducing inflammation.
Patients with neurological disorders who have undergone hyperbaric oxygen therapy have also reported increases in memory and improvement of energy levels. Proponents of the treatment also argue that it can stimulate the growth of new blood vessels and repaired damaged cells so that stroke victims have improved neurological function. Similarly, promising results have been shown in patients with cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injury, multiple sclerosis, and on the list of other neurological disorders.
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Dr. Elena Eustache is a specialist in neurofeedback and hyperbaric oxygen therapy, with a Ph.D. in Psychology and Cognitive Behavior Therapy. Dr. Elena Eustache helps her patients reach their full potential so they can live the life they’ve always dreamed of. You can follow the Eustache Institute on Instagram and Facebook.