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Flying w/Neuro disorders

Brainwave Surfer agnew at gems.vcu.edu
Mon Jul 24 09:16:14 EST 1995

In article <trudygDBzsFG.K8G at netcom.com>, trudyg at netcom.com (Trudy) writes:
> Can cabin pressure or other issues from flying affect ones neurological 
> status when already altered.  Specifically, generalized encephalopathy, 


(sorry for my previous followup, no coffee this morning... or maybe
a meteor shower just hit... ( ;-D ) )


I have had training as a pilot only with Civil Air Patrol.  I can tell you
that flight does drop the air pressure in the cabin, and therefore the
oxygen concentration going to the brain.  I don't have details on how much
the pressure drops, tho.  I'm very sure that they will provide a oxygen 
mask for your daughter.  I doubt that the pressure itself will do it,
and as always, check with your doctor about my suggestion.  I don't know if
any drugs will have conflicts with oxygen useage.  also, i'd suggest not
smoking next to your daughter if she does use the oxygen!!!!!  ;-)


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