Older people are more prone to hypoxia, which is related to insufficient blood supply and degenerative diseases of various organs. This is especially closely related to the degeneration of heart and lung function. Chronic hypoxia may be ignored, but a series of chronic diseases that follow should be highly valued. Hypoxia is also the pathological basis of various aging diseases, including cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases, which are more likely to occur in middle-aged and elderly people. Regular hyperbaric oxygen therapy can periodically correct hypoxia and ischemia, directly compensating for the insufficient oxygen supply caused by the decline of physiological function. It can better maintain the normal function of various organs of the body, prevent various aging diseases caused by hypoxia, and delay the aging process. The effect of periodic hyperbaric oxygen therapy is unique and irreplaceable. It uses lower pressure, is safe and comfortable, pure physical treatment, has no dependency and toxic side effects, and is more beneficial for anti-aging.
Aging is a topic that everyone does not want to face but cannot resist. The functional organs of the human body gradually develop towards aging as age increases. Especially the aging of the cardiovascular system, respiratory system, and central nervous system directly affects the degree of hypoxia in the human body.
According to statistics, the top three causes of death for people over 65 years old in China are cardiovascular diseases, cerebrovascular diseases, and malignant tumors. They account for more than 70% of deaths in the elderly population. In addition, diabetes, hearing loss and tinnitus, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, depression, osteoporosis, etc., are chronic diseases that are prone to occur in the elderly population. Therefore, for the elderly, the prevention and control of chronic diseases is the focus of health care.
Whether it is sclerosis, spasm, or occlusion of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases, the result is heart and brain ischemia, resulting in hypoxia. Improving hypoxia is the ultimate goal of treating cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases. Thrombolytic therapy, stent retrieval, and the application of vasodilators used in treatment are all aimed at promoting blood supply and improving hypoxia.
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy can promote the establishment of collateral circulation and the repair of diseased blood vessels, thereby promoting the neurological function recovery of patients with cerebral infarction or cerebral hemorrhage. Whether it is for the prevention of cardiovascular diseases, auxiliary treatment after illness, or the improvement of the rehabilitation period for the elderly, hyperbaric oxygen therapy is a very ideal choice.
With the deepening of China's aging society, problems such as Alzheimer's disease-induced dementia are constantly eroding China's elderly population. Senile dementia is caused by various factors, chronic functional disorders caused by cerebral ischemia and hypoxia, degeneration of brain nerve cells, etc. In recent years, hyperbaric oxygen therapy has been discovered to have good results in the treatment of senile dementia. In 2021, an Israeli research team found that high-pressure oxygen therapy can increase cerebral blood supply and improve cognitive ability in severely impaired elderly patients in the early stage of cognitive impairment. This means that hyperbaric oxygen therapy can prevent the occurrence of Alzheimer's disease.
Osteoporosis and fractures are also common health problems in many elderly people.
Hyperbaric oxygen combined with drug therapy can improve osteoporosis in middle-aged and elderly patients, promote the activity of osteoclasts and osteoblasts, promote the regeneration of new blood vessels in the fracture area, accelerate the formation of new bone, and promote collagen synthesis. This is conducive to the repair of injured tissue after fractures, relieve pain, and help the elderly to restore their walking function.
The proportion of sleep disorders in elderly people over 60 years old is about 30%-40%. Sleep disorders seriously affect the physical and mental health of the elderly. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy can increase the oxygen content in the body by more than 10 times. It can effectively regulate the excitatory and inhibitory conversion of the cerebral cortex and has a regulatory effect on the nervous system, which improves the quality of sleep.