Posted by Stu (22.214.171.124) on December 12, 1999 at 03:56:34:
In Reply to: If 65 is the magic number, I have only three years to go! NT posted by Hal on December 09, 1999 at 17:13:48:
My wife, who's a geriatrician, says that, yes, most CH sufferers eventually "outgrow" it. That's because as we get older, the musculature in our vascular system (i.e., arteries) tends to get stiff. As a result, arterial walls don't stretch as much, and since stretching the arteirial walls is supposed to be what causes CH pain, less stretch = less pain. At any rate, that's apparently the current theory to explain the fact that older folks tend to stop having CH some time between ages 50-70.
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