Migraines are debilitating, and for many of you that experience them, can leave you feeling hopeless and sometimes bring on depression. The pain is unlike that of a headache, beginning on the side of the head like a dull throbbing or tightening pain that intensifies into severe pain. Many people who’ve had migraines, as I have, describe this pain as though one is being stabbed in the head with a sharp object. When this pain occurs, people immediately become sensitive to light, noise and experience nausea.
According to Migrain.com, more than 37 million people suffer from migraines in the United States alone attacking people of all ages, with women being more affected than men. These common migraine symptoms can leave a person in bed, hiding away from the world, for hours or days at a time, keeping them from performing daily tasks and or being able to work. That said, migraines have a negative impact on a person’s personal life and career because the pain is incredibly intense. Thankfully, HBOT can help alleviate the pain and other related symptoms.
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy, which involves breathing in 100 percent pure oxygen, can provide relief without the use of drugs and side effects. Medical professionals often recognize decreased oxygen levels and restricted blood flow to the brain for playing a pivotal role in migraine attacks. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy increases cerebral blood flow delivering oxygen to regions of the brain that are believed to be hypoxic. Higher amounts of blood and oxygen will stimulate cerebral tissues, therefore, aid in the recovery of idling neurons. HBOT treatments can also reduce swelling of brain tissues which support in neurological function.
If you or someone you know is suffering from migraines, please seek medical help immediately. If you would like a free
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