July 30, 2021

How Oxygen Affects Your Brain and Brain Functions

Breathe Pure Oxygen With Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

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Appropriate oxygen levels are vital to all functions of the body, but especially the brain! Having enough oxygen is vital to brain function, and the brain needs a constant supply of oxygen in order to do its job right. Here at Plasticity Centers in Denver, Orlando, and Atlanta, we provide hyperbaric oxygen therapy as one of our services.

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy allows you to breathe pure oxygen in a pressurized chamber, which can have a wide range of benefits, including wound recovery and supporting brain health. In today’s blog post, our team is sharing how oxygen affects your brain and how you can utilize hyperbaric oxygen therapy to support your brain health. Continue reading to learn more, and if you’d like to schedule a free consultation, contact us today!

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Risks of Low Oxygen

The brain uses around 20 to 25 percent of your oxygen intake, and when the brain doesn’t receive the oxygen it needs, cerebral hypoxia can occur.

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Symptoms of Low Oxygen (Cerebral Hypoxia) Include:

  • Poor judgment
  • Lack of coordination
  • Unresponsiveness
  • Pupils do not react to light

When the brain is completely deprived of oxygen, cerebral anoxia occurs. Cerebral hypoxia and cerebral anoxia can result in brain injury or even death. If you suspect that someone isn’t getting enough oxygen/is having trouble breathing, call 911.

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Benefits of Increased Oxygen

Oxygen is one of the best things for boosting brain health. It stimulates brain activity, increases memory, and raises your energy levels. You may notice improved cognitive function and overall improvement in your health.

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Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT)

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy, or HBOT, involves lying in a pressurized chamber and breathing pure oxygen. In this environment, your lungs can gather much more oxygen, and your blood then carries the oxygen throughout your body and to your brain. This promotes healing and stimulates the growth of cells. It is a safe procedure and something we offer at Plasticity Centers. If you’re interested in learning more or would like to schedule a free consultation, contact us today!

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Our brain centers offer a wide range of services to help you improve your health, including HBOT. Contact us today and let us help you maximize your brain’s potential!

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