How hyperbaric oxygen therapy can help to treat autism.

The question is- how can hyperbaric help to treat Autism?

Scientists have varying opinions on why the therapy is so successful as a treatment for the condition.Some theories suggest that the brain in some persons with Autism, as well as Cerebral Palsy and other neurological disorders, is lacking oxygen and in a dormant, or sleeping state due to lack of blood flow.

Hyperbaric forces oxygen into tissues throughout the body including brain tissues and fluid, resulting in a re-awakening of dormant areas of the brain.Other theories state that excessive swelling in the brain results in a lack of oxygen causing cerebral impairment that can cause behavioral problems, confusion, etc.Oxygen is forced into these damaged areas, through the pressurization of hyperbaric, which alleviates brain swelling by constricting blood vessels.In addition, hyperbaric oxygen therapy is thought to provide an optimal environment to assist in the regeneration of brain tissue.

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) has been utilized to treat Autism in many countries throughout the globe.The rationale behind using hyperbaric for Autism is that the treatments increase cerebral blood flow and thus oxygen is delivered to areas of the brain, which are thought to be oxygen deficient.Greater amounts of blood and oxygen begin to stimulate cerebral tissues and aid in recovery of idling neurons.HBOT also reduces excess fluids and swelling of brain tissues which aid in neurological function and a less confused state in Autistics.

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