Oxygen Deprivation: Big Cause of It
Many cases of brain damage happen as a result of the child being deprived of oxygen at birth. Normally, this happens during the process of delivery, and the child gets stuck in the mother’s pelvis. Remaining too long in the birth canal can result in oxygen deprivation. It may be a partial or total lack of oxygen, but either way can be quite damaging to the child. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is one method that can be used in an attempt to treat patients with cerebral palsy. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy increases the amount of oxygen delivered to the cells in the body. Through this method, the goal is to decrease the effects of the damages done to the brain. However, this is not always successful.