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Reversal of Aging and Cognitive Decline in the Charlotte Region

Dec 30, 2023 12:51PM ● By Dr. Roger Hunter

Cognitive function usually peaks around the age of 30, and then declines, commonly manifesting as overall slowness in thinking and difficulties sustaining attention, problem solving, multitasking, holding information in mind and word-finding. Many people over 60 experience a decline that results in dementia (brain cell death and tissue loss).

Telomere shortening occurs as we age and is used to measure biological aging. The significant improvement of telomere length shown during and after HBOT protocols (requiring 60 daily consecutive treatments, five days per week) provides the scientific community with a new foundation of understanding that aging can be targeted and reversed at the basic cellular-biological level. Researchers at Tel Aviv University and the Shamir Medical Center, led by leading world hyperbaric researcher Dr Shai Efrati, released a study in 2020 that demonstrated the ability of HBOT to lengthen telomeres by 25 percent (see

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is an extremely safe, non-invasive, painless medical treatment administered in a chamber in which the patient breathes 100 percent oxygen under pressure. This produces up to a 15-fold increase in blood oxygen concentration in every cell of the body, and an 800 percent increase in the body’s own production of stem cells.


Dr. Roger Hunter is the owner of Nirvana Hyperbaric Institute, located at 146 Medical Park Rd., Ste. 110, in Mooresville. For more information or a free consultation, call 704-471-4100 or visit

Nirvana Hyperbaric Institute - 146 Medical Park Rd Ste 110 Mooresville NC

Nirvana Hyperbaric Institute - 146 Medical Park Rd Ste 110, Mooresville, NC

About Nirvana Dedicated to healing. Dedicated to forwarding the science of hyperbaric oxygen therapy. Dedicated to providing patients with a tranquil place to heal in comfort. Why... Read More » 


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