Sunday, January 15, 2006

hyperbaric oxygen

Tests have shown that senility is not due to a deterioration of the brain cells, which seem to be the strongest, longest-living cells in the body, but rather to a clogging of the arteries that cuts off the oxygen and nutrients the brain needs to function to full capacity. Oxygen flow to the brain can be increased by using hyperbaric oxygen (HBO). This oxygen under pressure has been useful in many cases of presenility or in the first year of senility.
After treatment, these patients show excellent improvement. Their minds become sharper, memories are better, and their outlook and energy improve. The HBO treatment also frequently reverses the arthritis that accompanies aging.
See also AGING, BIOLOGICAL THEORY OF.
Martin, P. "Good News About Growing Older," in Aging, Goldstein, E. C., ed. Vol. 2, Art. 41. Boca Raton, Fl.: Social Issues Resource Series, Inc., 1981.

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