Hyperbaric Oxygen And Anti-aging
Can hyperbaric oxygen therapy promote anti-aging and longevity?
Good health, sharp memory, strong muscles, a healthy brain, and an efficient immune system are the characteristics of ideal youth. Anti-aging medicine aims to help the body maintain these characteristics. For most people, the word anti-aging triggers two topics of interests: (1) how to prevent age-related illnesses (dementia, arthritis, etc.) (2) how to stay looking young and beautiful. In this article, we will address both of these topics.
Due to advances in medical sciences, life expectancy has risen globally to 72 years. As the geriatric population grows, however, so do age-related conditions, including: arthritis, strokes, dementia, heart failure, and more. Therefore, improving quality of life becomes a significant need for all of us. The medical and scientific community has investigated a variety of therapeutic modalities to suffice this need, including: diets, growth hormone therapy, supplements, chelation therapy, cellular therapy, and many others.
Restoring brain function remains one of the most important goals for the aging population. A fairly new area of study is neurogenesis, which is the growth of new brain cells in adults. New nerve cell growth typically occurs in the hippocampus, which is a structure in the brain responsible for memory, learning, mood, and emotion. After hyperbaric oxygen therapy was found to improve stroke recovery, scientists at Loma Linda School of Medicine discovered that Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) promotes neurogenesis. HBOT was also found to help treat post-stroke depression. Furthermore, HBOT is specifically beneficial to people who have concerns about hereditary dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, as HBOT can help them take preventive measures to promote longevity.
"This data indicates that hyperbaric oxygen therapy can ultimately promote healthy aging."
In addition to retaining brain function, most of us also want to retain our youthful appearance. Antioxidants have been boasted as an anti-aging miracle because of their ability to inhibit free radical production and thus protect cells from oxidant damage. The Department of Molecular and Cell Biology at the University of Connecticut found that exposing human endothelial cells to hyperbaric oxygen therapy can induce antioxidant gene expression. This data indicates that hyperbaric oxygen therapy can ultimately promote healthy aging. If you are seeking effective anti-aging remedies, please contact our staff and see how Aalto Hyperbaric can help you achieve your goals.
Today’s healthcare challenges and tomorrow’s breakthroughs can only be solved by those who search for deeper explanations of the body’s processes. At Aalto Hyperbaric, we are committed to our patients’ health. In order to provide the best possible care for our patients, we rely on critical scientific analysis to evaluate evidence. Our goal is to help you make the best decision for your health and to help you heal on your terms.