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Posted by Miguel ( on June 28, 2000 at 07:55:06:

In Reply to: Removal of extra grey matter... posted by Q on June 27, 2000 at 05:32:28:

Surgery in any form is a drastic solution to a
physiological problem, thus should be avoided at
all cost, at least until every other alternative is
exausted. Our lack of knowledge in any aspect of
an ailment, or the ailment as a whole does not
count as exausted options.

"You will remember that in the not so distant past most professionals thought that CH was a vascular problem when we now
know that the vascular dialation which causes the pain is being triggered by the brain's sensing that it is being starved for O2."

The answer to your question might possibly be in
your post itself Q as to why not to perform such a drastic

Also, O2 starvation, otherwise known as ischemic episode in
the wort case scenarios still remains as a vascular disease.
Do you remember when some time ago I proposed that
vasoconstriction rather than vasodilation might be
a contributory symptom to the pain? I thought that it would
be possible if we had a situation in which due to
vasoconstriction and pre-ischemic condtions may trigger
a phenomena similar to what we experience when
a leg or an ar "goes to sleep". In such case, the nerve
that runs parallel to the vessel suffers from
O2 starvation. We all know how it feels when it happens
in a leg or arm, but how does it feel when it happens
in the brain?


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