Memory Loss Treatments Top 3 You Need To Know

by Dr. Kilcup | Jul 7, 2023 | alzheimer, Articles, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT), Mental Health, red light therapy (photobiomodulation)

Top 3 Memory Loss Treatments You Need To Know

Memory loss is a common concern among individuals of all ages. Whether it’s occasional forgetfulness or more severe cognitive impairment, finding effective treatments for memory loss has become a priority in medical research. There are non-invasive and safe non-invasive ways to help your brain. There are 3 innovative paths that each show promise as a memory loss treatments. First, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT), which involves breathing pure oxygen in a pressurized chamber. Second, Photobiomodulation (PBM) that involves red and near-infrared light. And Lastly, Functional Medicine which has the ability to find out the root causes of issues like memory loss.

Memory Loss Treatments with Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

The brain requires a constant supply of oxygen to function optimally. Any disruption in oxygen delivery can impact cognitive processes, including memory. HBOT seeks to address this by increasing the oxygen supply to the brain, promoting improved brain function and potentially enhancing memory.

Increasing oxygen to the brain

Studies have suggested that HBOT can have neuroprotective effects, protecting brain cells from damage and potentially slowing down memory decline. By delivering oxygen under increased pressure, HBOT increases oxygen saturation in the blood. This enables it to reach areas of the brain that may have compromised blood flow. This enhanced oxygenation can support the repair and regeneration of brain cells, potentially improving memory function.

Decreasing inflammation to the brain

Furthermore, researchers have found that HBOT possesses anti-inflammatory properties. Scientists have linked inflammation in the brain to memory loss and cognitive decline. By reducing inflammation, HBOT may help alleviate the underlying causes of memory impairment. It has the potential to mitigate the impact of neuroinflammation, creating a more favorable environment for memory formation and retrieval.

Studies on dementia and Alzheimer’s look promising

One particular area of interest in memory loss treatments with HBOT is in the context of conditions such as dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. While more research is necessary, preliminary studies have indicated encouraging outcomes. For example, a small study published in the journal Aging and Disease found that HBOT led to cognitive improvements in patients with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers observed these enhancements in memory, attention, and overall cognitive function.

Our office proudly houses two state-of-the-art hyperbaric chambers. These chambers are manufactured in the USA and have obtained FDA clearance. Each chamber undergoes rigorous pressure testing and is certified to operate at 3.0 ATA, the maximum pressure utilized in Hyperbaric Medicine. Moreover, we hold certification from the International Board of Undersea Medicine. We invite you to visit us as we offer top-notch equipment, comprehensive packages, and competitive prices. We would love to help you get your brain working right! We’re located in Phoenix, Arizona.

Memory Loss Treatment with Photobiomodulation

Photobiomodulation (PBM), also known as low-level light therapy or red light therapy, is an emerging field of treatment that utilizes specific wavelengths of light to stimulate cellular function and promote healing in various tissues. While more research is needed, there is growing evidence suggesting that Photobiomodulation may have potential benefits for Alzheimer’s disease and memory loss treatment.

Red Light increases blood flow and decreases inflammation to the brain

PBM has demonstrated the ability to enhance cerebral blood flow, stimulate the production of beneficial molecules like nitric oxide, and diminish inflammation in the brain.

These effects are crucial in addressing the underlying mechanisms of memory loss and Alzheimer’s. By stimulating cellular activity and enhancing blood flow, PBM may promote the growth and survival of brain cells, enhance synaptic plasticity, and improve cognitive function. PBM serves as a non-invasive and potentially effective treatment option for memory loss and Alzheimer’s disease.

Our office is outfitted with two large state-of-the-art Photobiomodulation panels. Each panel has 900 led lights with 4 specific wavelengths. Our office has the best equipment, the best packages and the best prices. We would love to help help you get your brain working right! We’re located in Phoenix, Arizona.

Memory Loss Treatment with Functional Medicine

Functional medicine offers a comprehensive and individualized approach to improving memory and brain function by addressing the underlying factors that contribute to cognitive decline. Functional medicine recognizes that memory problems can stem from various root causes, such as hormonal imbalances, nutritional deficiencies, inflammation, gut health issues (like Leaky Gut and pathogens like Candida), and oxidative stress. By identifying and addressing these underlying imbalances, functional medicine aims to restore optimal brain function.

Functional Medicine looks for hormone imbalances

One key aspect of functional medicine for memory improvement is optimizing hormone levels. Hormones like cortisol, thyroid hormones, and sex hormones play a vital role in cognitive function. Functional medicine practitioners assess hormone levels and address any imbalances through targeted interventions, such as supplementation or lifestyle modifications. Hormone testing is available for purchase.

Functional Medicine finds negative reactions to food

Furthermore, functional medicine emphasizes the role of nutrition in brain health. A nutrient-rich diet is needed to properly support brain function and reduce inflammation. A Food Sensitivity test (available for purchase) is one easy way to see if you are sensitive to the foods you eat regularly. A sensitivity causes inflammation.

Functional Medicine finds toxins and infections that are causing brain inflammation

In addition to hormonal balance and nutrition, functional medicine also emphasizes the importance of identifying and addressing underlying inflammatory processes and oxidative stress. The most common source of harmful oxidative stress are toxins and pathogens. These factors can negatively impact brain health and contribute to memory problems.

Overall, functional medicine takes a holistic approach to improving memory and brain function by addressing the individual’s unique needs and underlying imbalances. By optimizing hormone levels, addressing nutritional deficiencies, reducing inflammation, and promoting overall well-being, functional medicine aims to support long-term brain health and enhance cognitive function.

Our office works with patients worldwide with functional medicine to help them improve their brain function.

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