Osygen therapy [was Migraine question]

Richard Norman rsnorman at mediaone.net
Fri Feb 16 08:48:48 EST 2001


<et_al at my-deja.com> wrote in message news:3a8c9cc4 at duster.adelaide.on.net...
> On Mon, 12 Feb 2001 16:10:06 +0100, "Klein" <chklein at gmx.de> wrote:
>
> >High flow oxygen is the treatment of choice for so-called cluster
headaches,
> >a condition of very intense, unilateral pain acoompanied by runny eye(s)
and
> >a runny nose. Rather rare form of headache. The mechanism of action of
this
> >treatment is unknown, but it works.
> >Greetings
> >C.
>
> Oxygen is also an effective hangover "cure," IME
> Ian
>

Given that arterial blood is normally saturated with oxygen, could
someone please explain a mechanism by which breathing more
oxygen could possibly make a difference? Is there really a
difference between 94% saturated and 98% saturated?

I am not saying it doesn't work -- I'd just like to know why.








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