House of Evexia by Helen Taylor
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Does Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Reverse Ageing

Have you noticed the effects of ageing on your skin, energy output and cognitive function? No need to be ashamed; this is something many people start to worry about. Ageing is an inevitable part of life, and we all must live with it. But we’re going to change that. You won’t have to worry about the signs of age when you use Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy or HBOT.

Ageing is a challenging process. It’s like the house you’ve lived in your whole life: everything is junked up and worn out. The body is often depleted of many essential vitamins and minerals, while toxins build up all over the system, giving you wrinkles and sagging skin. Even worse, ageing can cause DNA damage. When this DNA mutates and changes to a dysfunctional state, this can then cause various symptoms such as cancer. If you could slow down the ageing process, wouldn’t it be nice if there was one single solution? Well, it would appear that most of us are unaware that there is one solutionthat can not only slow the effects of ageing but, in some cases, reverse them. That is to say — Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT).

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is a treatment that uses pure oxygen at high pressure to treat a wide range of health conditions and issues, including wounds and infections, carbon monoxide poisoning, radiation sickness, decompression sickness and more. But one area where HBOT has an incredibly profound effect is reversing the effects of cellular degeneration. Because our cells make us who we are as humans—they’re the building blocks of our bodies that allow us to do everything from breathing to thinking —it’s no surprise that they’re essential to keeping healthy and functioning correctly. When our cells stop working as well as they should, it can lead to long-term health problems like diabetes, cardiovascular issues and MS.

And with HBOT, however, we can help those cells regenerate themselves, so they work better than ever! And that means reducing signs of ageing like wrinkles or grey hair and reversing the DNA damage, free radical poisoning and mitochondrial dysfunction. Here’s how it works: when you enter a Hyperbaric Chamber, you breathe pure oxygen at much higher pressures than normal atmospheric pressure. This increases your body’s ability to absorb oxygen and reach up to 100 times more of it than when you’re breathing normally. This improves your body’s ability to heal by increasing cell growth and repair processes.

Hyperbaric Oxygen’s Effect On Our TelomeresSo, what is a telomere? The word “telomere” is derived from the Greek terms telos = end and meros = part. In fact, telomeres are just the end of a chromosome that acts like a protective cap to keep mutated genetic material away from the rest of your DNA. They’re kind of like the plastic tips on shoelaces. The longer your telomeres are, the healthier you’ll be. Our telomeres allow us to live and grow older when we are young. However, as our bodies age, our telomeres become degraded and damaged. The reason this matters is because recent studies have found that HBOT can actually reverse the ageing process by lengthening our telomeres! This means that if you have short telomeres (which many people do), then HBOT may be able to slow down the ageing process and possibly even reverse it—and all without any surgical procedures or injections! It’s just oxygen therapy in an enclosed chamber under pressure.

A groundbreaking study by Professor Shai Efrati from AVIV Clinics, Dubai, concluded that patients who were given HBOT experienced more than 20% telomere growth. For this reason, it makes sense that telomere growth would be one of the primary mechanisms HBOT reverses ageing—since it allows us to live longer, healthier lives by keeping our DNA intact.

Senescence ‘Zombie’ Cells and HBOT

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy does lead to a reduction in senescent cells, which therefore fights off the ageing process. The cells inside us are continuously repairing damage to their DNA. This is part of the anti-ageing process called cellular senescence. This repair process can mutate healthy cells into so-called “senescence cells”. These cells cause inflammation, which is connected to the ageing process and many diseases such as cancer. Using a Hyperbaric Oxygen Chamber, you can use its pressure (along with other procedures) to reverse ageing at a cellular level by reducing senescent cells.

Senescent cells are those dangerous, ageing cells with little-to-no telomere length. In the same study conducted by Professor Shai Efrati, the researchers found that HBOT also reduced senescent cells by as much as 37%. Senescence is a natural part of life, but when it becomes excessive or chronic, it can cause problems for our bodies. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy has been shown to reverse
this process so we can live longer, healthier lives! In addition, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy improves the function of stem cells, which are responsible for repairing damaged tissue. This means that Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy helps repair damaged cells and tissues throughout the body. With the rate of ageing increasing, there is a growing need to look for alternatives to help slow biological ageing. Traditional methods might not be as efficient as they were expected to be. Still, newer techniques such as Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy have helped people live healthier and happier lives by tackling age-related issues differently.

Perhaps in the future, comprehensive health will be much more than a practice of taking pills to cure ailments and slow down the ageing process. Maybe we will one day have a true understanding of how the body works and how we can use that knowledge to push the boundaries of medicine.

Where Can I Get A Session of Hyperbaric Oxygen?
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy has been used by doctors in hospital settings for decades, but now you can get this treatment at House of Evexia, Rugby, Warwickshire. We have a state-of-the-art hyperbaric oxygen machine that allows us to administer treatments quickly and conveniently to people in the in areas of of Rugby, Northampton, Coventry, Leicester and Birmingham.

Look forward to hearing from you soon!


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