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Alabama Sen. Tuberville bill would give vets with PTSD option for Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

"The HBOT Access Act of 2021 would provide another treatment option to veterans who are deemed at high risk of suicide or self-harm. Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, or HBOT, involves entering “a special chamber to breathe in pure oxygen in air pressure levels 1.5 to 3 times higher than average,” according to Johns Hopkins Medicine.

The therapy works by bringing oxygen-rich plasma to tissue that has been damaged -- therefore oxygen-deprived -- according to Johns Hopkins Medicine.

Tuberville says the science is there, and he’s seen HBOT heal brain injuries in his previous career as a football coach.

“When I was in football, there were times that a lot of these kids that had concussions come back out on the field quicker when they used these,” he said."



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