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Plano, TX

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HBOT for Strokes

in the Dallas Metro Area

Expert Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for Strokes

Each year approximately 795,000 people suffer a stroke in the United States and they’re the leading cause of long term disability

According to Strokecenter.org strokes are currently the third leading cause of death. There are two main types of strokes, ischemic and hemorrhagic. A stroke occurs when the flow of oxygen rich blood to the brain is blocked. When this happens, brain cells start to die in a matter of minutes.

A stroke can also occur when there is sudden bleeding in the brain if brain cells are damaged. Stroke and other brain injuries cause what is known as “ischemic freeze.” Dr. K.A. Hossman refers to this condition when brain cells surrounding dead cells are damaged but do not die.

Dr. Neubauer called these “idling neurons” in a paper he sent to The Lancet in 1990. The paper showed SPECT Brain blood flow images of a woman severely Neurologically disabled by a stroke 14 years earlier who after a single hyperbaric treatment had improved blood flow in an area of the brain thought to have been dead.

How HBOT Can Help You Recover from a Stroke

Hyperbaric oxygen treatments when given on a daily basis affects a process called “angiogenesis” or the form of new blood vessels that create in the area of the damaged tissues. As a result certain chemical signals are made by the new neurons and cells into the surrounding tissues.

These signals stimulate new blood vessels which slowly reconnect to the damaged tissues and within 80 days of daily treatments, the “sleeping” neurons wake up and resume their normal functions as the proper structures return back in place. The HBO induced blood vessel repair ends in a permanent structural change in the blood vessels that re-supply the earlier damaged nerve tissue.

Some of the improvements of a stroke after hyperbarics include …

  • cognitive
  • swallowing
  • speech
  • memory
  • reduced paralysis
  • balance


There are a few studies done with stroke and hyperbarics, however, it is still not yet covered by insurance. With enough studies and research, though, that may change soon.

Why Choose Baromedical Associates?

Our state-of-the-art medical centers provide the most medically advanced therapies, including Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) with four convenient locations around the Dallas metroplex.

With expertise in both adult and pediatric patients, we are internationally renowned for our specialized therapies for children. We are also a trusted choice for high-profile athletes, celebrities, public figures, parents and more.

Don’t let a Stroke hold you back.

When it comes to HBOT therapy, trust the experienced certified-technicians and multi-disciplinary physicians at Baromedical Associates to provide you with the most advanced treatment—in your own private space.

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