Liberation, Altitude and Hypoperfusion...

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Liberation, Altitude and Hypoperfusion...

Post by aliyalex » 8 years ago

After i was liberated in NY state and spent a few more weeks in the NE, i returned to my home in Colorado at 8000 feet.

During my procedure, i had 90 percent blockages in rijv and 90 percent of lijv and a faulty azygous valve plastied. This resulted in markedly less spasticity, more energy and gradual subtle improvements.

then i returned to 8000 feet and felt like i was hit with a Mack truck. i would wake in the morning with more energy, but 4 hrs later, it hit again. and again... i literally could not reach 8 inches to get my water and had to call 911!

i continue to have less spasticity, so i dont believe i've restenosed, and i have follow up in january. And i have returned to colorado after being below sea level with little reaction in the past.

Any thoughts of why i would have such a dramatic reaction post procedure? It seems counterintuitive that with increased profusion, adjustment to higher altitude would yield such a marked reaction.

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Post by Jugular » 8 years ago

Altitude is a vasoconstrictor.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7170683

I would think that returning to high altitude after recently had angioplasty might increase the 'rebound' effect in opened veins?

MS is much more rare in tropical regions. Maybe high density altitude can worsen CCSVI? Another factor that may be contributing to your worsening is altitude hypoxia. Perhaps you'll feel better once your body adapts by producing more red blood cells.

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Post by Jugular » 8 years ago

Altitude is a vasoconstrictor.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7170683

I would think that returning to high altitude after recently had angioplasty might increase the 'rebound' effect in opened veins?

MS is much more rare in tropical regions. Maybe high density altitude can worsen CCSVI? Another factor that may be contributing to your worsening is altitude hypoxia. Perhaps you'll feel better once your body adapts by producing more red blood cells.

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Post by aliyalex » 8 years ago

interesting. thanks jugular.

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Post by Gordon » 8 years ago

As you go higher in altitude, there is less oxygen, and the blood has to be pumped faster I believe. I think this has something to do with it too.

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Post by aliyalex » 8 years ago

gordon, i understand this. i just wondered why after ballooning 2 90 percent bloxkages why it would be so much worse.

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Post by CenterOfGravity » 8 years ago

I am in Colorado as well, albeit at 5400 ft, not 8000. I have not yet had the procedure. But what are we to do? I wonder if drinking enough water, staying hydrated, and all that has an even bigger impact here. I'd be interested to hear what the doctor says about this before I venture into getting the procedure done.

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Post by aliyalex » 8 years ago

i know that drinking enough water is a challenge to me.

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Post by CenterOfGravity » 8 years ago

aliyalex wrote:i know that drinking enough water is a challenge to me.
The reason I brought that up is I think about when I have to get blood tests, if I haven't had a lot of water, they say the veins are harder to find. I know that it is recommended when people travel to altitude, they are supposed to drink extra water for like a week beforehand to help prevent getting dehydrated. I have no idea if it would help you, but it seems like it can't hurt to try to make sure you are hydrated.

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Post by aliyalex » 8 years ago

i think thid id key. thanks.

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