Article from Forbes discusses a case study of an Alzheimer’s patient shows significant improvement after Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT):
Researchers at two medical schools in the United States are reporting what they say is the first PET scan-documented case of improvement in brain metabolism in Alzheimer’s disease in a patient treated with hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT). Though they say their results suggest the possibility of a long-term Alzheimer’s treatment, some experts say they still need to see more studies.
“We demonstrated the largest improvement in brain metabolism of any therapy for Alzheimer’s disease,” said Dr. Paul Harch, clinical professor and director of Hyperbaric Medicine at Louisiana State University (LSU) Health New Orleans School of Medicine. “HBOT in this patient may be the first treatment not only to halt, but temporarily reverse disease progression in Alzheimer’s disease.”
Harch and Fogarty reported the case of a 58-year-old female who had experienced five years of cognitive decline, which began accelerating rapidly. Single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) suggested Alzheimer’s, and positron emission tomography (PET) brain imaging confirmed the diagnosis and revealed deficits of the disease, they reported.