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What is Brain Hypoxia?

Brain hypoxia is the condition in which brain cells aren’t receiving the oxygen they need. This is a deeply serious condition because neurons (nerve cells) need a constant supply of oxygen. Otherwise, problems arise almost instantly, partly because the brain controls pretty much everything in the body.

The disruption of the supply of oxygen can be partial or total. Partial deprivation is called hypoxic while complete deprivation is called anoxic. As one would expect, the less oxygen reaching the brain, the more serious the resulting symptoms and problems are likely to be, and the more difficult brain damage treatment is apt to be.

What Prevents the Brain from Getting Enough Oxygen?

Unfortunately, many things can interfere with the supply of oxygen to the brain, some situational, some resulting from an underlying illness. Potential causes of hypoxia brain damage include the following:

Inhalation of smoke or carbon monoxide

Choking

Strangulation

Drowning

An adverse reaction to anesthesia during surgery

Traveling to heights above 8,000 feet

Traumatic brain injury, often abbreviated as TBI

Severe asthma attacks

Hypotension, which is abnormally low blood pressure

Irregular heartbeat

Stroke

Cardiac arrest

Risk Assessment for Brain Hypoxia

Some people are at greater risk of developing this condition and the problems that result than others. Here are some of the most significant risk factors:

Some sports are more prone to give participants head injuries and thus brain injury. Boxing and football are examples. Mountain climbers and divers who hold their breaths for extended periods may also experience oxygen deprivation.

How Do Doctors Diagnose Brain Hypoxia?

A doctor considers the patient’s medical history, current symptoms, and recent activities. There will almost certainly be a physical examination and tests, and these are likely to include blood tests to determine the amount of oxygen in the blood, an MRI and CT scan to provide images of the interior of the head, an echocardiogram to provide an image of the heart, an electrocardiogram to assess the heart’s electrical activity, and an electroencephalogram (EEG) to check electrical activity in the brain and look for abnormalities. These will help the doctor assess the need for brain damage treatment and other forms of intervention for particular patients.

What Are the Symptoms of Brain Hypoxia?

Milder symptoms include temporary memory loss, attention deficits, reduced mobility, difficulty speaking, visual distortion, and impaired judgment. The most severe symptoms include seizures, coma, and brain death.

How Do Doctors Treat Brain Hypoxia?

The primary objective of treatment is to restore the supply of oxygen to the brain as fast as humanly possible.

Beyond this, hypoxia treatment options depend on the cause, symptoms, and severity of the specific patient’s condition. If, for example, a patient is experiencing trouble breathing at a high altitude, one would get him or her back to a lower altitude quickly. A patient with severe respiratory problems might require a ventilator. Medication to regulate blood rate and control heart rate and/or seizures can also be part of treatment, as can blood products and fluids provided via an intravenous tube.

Medically induced cooling (therapeutic hypothermia) is also a possibility. Proponents of this intervention maintain that it helps protect the brain and speeds recovery by reducing oxygen and energy requirements. It can, however, lead to increased risk of infection and interfere with blood clotting.

Whatever the precise form treatment takes, the sooner the patient receives it, the lower the chance of brain damage.

Prognosis for Recovery

Those recovering from brain hypoxia may experience problems for a significant period of time afterward. Such problems include muscle spasms, amnesia, insomnia, and hallucinations. As noted above, swift intervention is important. People whose brains have suffered oxygen deprivation for 8 hours or longer tend to have a significantly lower prognosis, as do people over 50 years of age.

Brain Hypoxia and Stem Cells

As you’ve surely gathered from the above information, brain injury resulting from brain hypoxia is a profoundly serious matter. Currently, neuroscience offers no completely effective brain damage cure. Additionally, treatment can often be complex, expensive, and impose a considerable burden on family, friends, and caregivers. But stem cell therapy like that offered at NSI Stem Cell Institutes may soon provide an exciting new therapy option to combine with existing hypoxia treatment options.

Dr. Feng Lin, Director of Research at Research at Bio-Matrix Scientific Group Inc. (BMSN) and Entest Medical Inc., has spearheaded a great deal of clinical study on stem cell use, and he has said the following: “In my opinion, stem cells could possess the capacity for self-renewal and differentiation into diverse cell types such as neural cells. We could be looking at an exciting and potential cure for traumatic brain injury patients.”

When stem cell therapy for brain injury becomes available, you can be sure that, as a cutting-edge FDA-compliant medical clinic, NSI will be at the forefront of providing it just as we currently provide therapy for conditions as diverse as lupus, hair loss, and rheumatoid arthritis.

Stem Cells Help Neurological Disorders

The body’s nervous system is very involved system and is one of the most complex seen in the entire human body. It is comprised of the Central Nervous System (CNS), and the Peripheral Nervous System (PNS). The CNS is made up of the brain and spinal cord and works like the main central processing unit of the body. The PNS is all the branching nerves that run throughout the body to send and receive messages from the body and the brain. Together, the CNS and PNS control everything from your breathing, digestion, and heartbeat to walking, talking, and memory.

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5 Real World Stem Cell Therapy Benefits

5 Stem Cell Therapy Types Are Changing Lives Right Now In The U.S.!

There has been no greater medical advance in modern history than that of stem cell therapy. Decades of clinical research has grown exponentially into real world applications that are improving the lives of regular Americans in the here and now. Among the most exciting elements are the advances made with stem cell therapy regarding the relief of chronic pain and its effectiveness in addressing difficult-to-heal injuries: all done with no need for medication or invasive surgery. Continue reading “5 Real World Stem Cell Therapy Benefits”

Reversing Brain Injury: 6 Effective Therapies

These 6 Therapies Are Repairing The Damage Of Brain Injury Right Now!

In May of this year, an expert in neuroscience delivered exciting news to a roomful of medical professionals. It was a watershed moment for one of today’s fastest growing and most challenging neurological dilemmas: traumatic brain injury (TBI). TBI has been brought into public focus because of the devastating effects of NFL brain trauma like chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), the degenerative disease caused by TBI. Continue reading “Reversing Brain Injury: 6 Effective Therapies”

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Understanding Traumatic Brain Injury

How To Understand The Causes And Effects Of Traumatic Brain Injury

brain trauma injuryBrain trauma injury has come to the fore in news over the past few years. More specifically known as traumatic brain injury, or TBI, trauma to the brain can result in a highly complex web work of symptoms and disorders. What’s more, warning signs of brain injury don’t always show up immediately. Some may not appear for years. This can make it difficult for the injured person, or the loved ones of the person, to identify TBI early and be able to act in order to minimize the damage. Continue reading “Understanding Traumatic Brain Injury”

Brain Injuries, Stem Cells And The NFL

How Stem Cell Therapy is Changing the Future Treatment of Brain Injuries

chronic traumatic encephalopathy treatmentFans love to watch football, but they never love seeing hits so massive that they cause severe, or even chronic, spinal or brain injuries. One of the most astounding cases in recent history is that of Ricardo Lockette of the Seattle Seahawks, when the wide receiver lay immobile where he landed during two complete commercial breaks. The injury to his neck, accompanied by concussion, kept him from play for at least the remainder of the 2015/2016 season. Continue reading “Brain Injuries, Stem Cells And The NFL”

Stem Cell Therapy For Brain Injury

How Stem Cell Therapy is Being Used in Traumatic Brain Injury

head traumaTraumatic brain injury (TBI) has always been taken seriously when associated with a violent accident like a car collision. But it wasn’t until Dr. Bennet Omalu discovered and named the chronic condition now known as Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) that the long term affects of repeated concussive head trauma became widely known. Likewise, treatment for TBI and CTE were exceptionally limited prior to the advancements made in regenerative medicine techniques like stem cell therapy.* Continue reading “Stem Cell Therapy For Brain Injury”

NFL, Football, Concussions, And Stem Cells

How Stem Cells are Changing the NFL Football Concussion Outlook

stem cellsWhere once so little could be done for athletes who had suffered sports and football concussion repeatedly, today’s groundbreaking treatments using stem cells are changing this important field of medicine. * Advanced clinics in regenerative medicine, like NSI Stem Cell Centers in Florida, are now at the vanguard as stem cell therapy for concussions and traumatic brain injury goes beyond professional sports medicine into general medical practice. * Continue reading “NFL, Football, Concussions, And Stem Cells”

Ar-Tumerone: Stem Cells and Brain Growth

How Ar-Tumerone Enhances Stem Cells and Brain Growth

stimulating neural cell growthIf you have never heard of aromatic turmerone, or ar-turmerone as it is more commonly called, that is not surprising. Because of the widespread interest in curcumin, which is found in the tuberous rhizome of the turmeric plant, ar-turmerone and many more of the powerful turmeric compounds are now being more widely explored. This natural compound found in turmeric is exciting the medical community because of its ability to aid stem cells and brain growth. Continue reading “Ar-Tumerone: Stem Cells and Brain Growth”

TBI Stem Cell Therapy Clinical Trials News

Successes In TBI Stem Cell Therapy For Traumatic Brain Injury Clinical Trial

stem cell treatment for brain injuryA news release about a clinical trial with five people who have suffered traumatic brain injury (TBI) is causing anticipation in the medical community. The news release documents the impressive results of a TBI stem cell therapy using adipose stem cells. These types of stem cells, also known as adipose-derived stem cells, are found in abundance in the body’s fatty stores of the abdomen, buttocks or thighs. They are easily accessed and have been found to be a particularly potent type of regenerative stem cell, capable of differentiating into a wide variety of tissues, muscle, bone or cartilage according the body’s needs. These are exactly the type of stem cells used exclusively at NSI Stem Cell in Florida. And now optimism is on the rise for a successful TBI stem cell treatment for brain injury being developed in the future.* Continue reading “TBI Stem Cell Therapy Clinical Trials News”