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Hyperbaric oxygen therapy, often called HBOT, is being used with civilians and veterans to treat the effects of traumatic brain injury and post traumatic stress. These blog article discuss the uses and outcomes from HBOT.

HBOT: A Way to Heal the Injured Brain? by Barbara Stahura

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HBOT is used to treat brain injury from trauma or another cause such as stroke. While the number of people who have used HBOT for brain injury is unknown, its popularity is growing. When a trauma occurs, the brain often swells, so the injured tissue does not receive enough oxygen. The area that needs the most oxygen gets the least. HBOT drives oxygen into the cerebrospinal fluid, which carries it to the brain and permits healing.

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