June recognizes Aphasia awareness, an impairment of language, affecting the production or comprehension of speech and the ability to read and write. Aphasia is often caused by a stroke, traumatic brain injury, or infections the affect the brain, like Lyme disease. 2 million people in America have aphasia. Aphasia can be treated with HBOT, just like a brain injury, by decreasing inflammation and reviving brain tissue.
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy floods blood plasma, lymph fluids and cerebrospinal fluid (the clear, watery fluid that fills the brain and spine) with pure oxygen at higher than normal atmospheric pressures and helps thus reducing brain swelling and tissue inflammation. Dormant cells become reactivated and new capillaries begin to form over successive treatments.
If you are unfamiliar with this condition here is a great video “What is Aphasia” made by Aphaisa.org
Hyperbaric Vermont treats many patients with the root causes of aphasia: stroke, traumatic brain injury, lyme disease. You can read some of our patient’s testimonials here. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy can safely and effectively treat these conditions. If you are interested in reading more on HBOT and these conditions visit our Research and Resources page.