I have never read anything like "the altitude can, in theory, constrict the flow of blood to the brain" can you help me understand this theory.
The effect of altitude is usually based on the lower amount of oxygen available due to the lower air pressure. People with a history of brain injury often have a decrease capillary capacity leading to a reducing on oxygen perfusion to the brain tissues.
I could understand that as the brain struggles for oxygen, the increased blood flow may cause head aches. Plus, any sensitivities to lower barometric pressures can cause related inflammation discomforts.
Either way, head aches are still head aches.
Mark in Idaho
58 years old, retired due to disability, married 33 years, father of three, grandfather of four, Suffered a serious concussion at 10 years old (1965) stopped most driving after last concussion at 46 years old (2001), Post Concussion Syndrome/Multiple Concussion/Impact Syndrome with PTSD, immediate and short term visual and auditory memory problems, slowed processing speed, visual and auditory processing difficulties, insomnia, absence seizures, OCD, 14 concussions since first concussion at 8 years old, Taking paroxetine for 14 years and gabapentin for 12 years. Added L-Tryptophan and successfully stopped all paroxetine after 3 months of tapering down
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