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Old 07-04-2017, 05:12 PM   #1
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Hey,

so i got my brain SPECT HMPAO back, and it showed I have some hypoperfusions (lack of blood flow) in parts of my brain from concussion trauma. But also as a 19 year old university student I've smoked weed and the occasional cigarette for a few years and along with alcohol I've consumed cocaine and mdma a handful of times for music festivals and what not.

My doctor, who self proclaimed himself as one of the few people in Canada who can read Brain SPECTS, told me that I also have a hyperperfusion (increased blood flow) in the basal ganglia aspect of my brain, which he said was due to drugs and alcohol and told me to stay away for a while and my brain will slowly heal along with eating good.

I asked him if the hyperperfusion might be part of the headache I have and he said i doubt it and told me that the hypoperfusion were causing the physical symptoms and the hyperperfusion was probably causing increased anxiety.

It seems that hypoperfusion are obviously the standard bruise from a concussion and that there are many ways to treat it, however I am worried about how to treat the hyperperfusion since I'm not sure how i can decrease bloodflow. I've thought about hyperbaric oxygen therapy however its very expensive and I've already been eating good, exercising and taking the supplements for a few months now. Wondering if anybody has experienced this and/or as options for treatment? Also should I not be worrying about the hyperperfusion since it's problably not the cause of my headache and since i never had symptoms before i hit my head even though I was smoking plenty weed and occasionally smoking cigarettes and rarely hard drugs? Thanks
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Old 07-04-2017, 06:29 PM   #2
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Hyperperfusion is a relative term. It just means you have more blood flow than expected compared to other areas. If your anxiety decreases, that part of your brain may demand less blood reducing the hyperperfusion.

You might check with an Amen Clinic and see if they will review your SPECT. They have reviewed more SPECT scans that anybody in the world.

HBOT is intended to try to increase blood flow by encouraging capillary growth.

Hypoperfusion just means reduced blood flow. Lack or loss of blood flow would be a different term.

What was suggested to treat the hypoperfusion ?

I think you are being impatient. The brain needs three things, Time, more time, and good habits (nutrition, sleep, behavior)
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Old 07-04-2017, 07:12 PM   #3
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I looked into this several months ago after my own SPECT scan. I learned of three ways to address this, all of which are experimental and not guaranteed:

1) HBOT: Safe, very expensive, not very accessible.

2) Low Level Laser Therapy: Safe, affordable, very accessible.

3) Visualization Meditation: Safe, free, very accessible.

Let me know if you would like an elaboration on anything.

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Old 07-04-2017, 08:03 PM   #4
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Thanks Hains, Ill check it out!

Mark, you've been very good with me the last few months when I've been in desperate times and you've given me quality information and advice. But you gotta stop with the pointless semantics. I'm pretty sure if you looked up lacking and reducing in a thesaurus they are about as close synonyms can get. Regardless, I've been giving my brain time and rest and great nutrition, however I was just wondering if going about treating a hyperperfusion is different than a hypoperfusion. My doctor told me time, good food and exercise but he also is asking one of his clients if I can use their HBOT chamber since it would be cheaper and more accessible than going to a clinic. Thanks and Ill definitely check out Amen clinic
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Old 07-05-2017, 04:09 AM   #5
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Some will think 'lack of blood flow' means no blood flow. A more accurate definition of hypoperfusion is low blood flow. I have seen people over-react many times to comments from doctors. I could not tell what you were understanding. You have made some comments that appear to take an extreme definition of a concept. This is common with PCS.

You still have not explained what treatments have been suggested for either, hypo or hyperperfusion.

CognitiveFX in Utah claims to have therapies to resolve hypoperfusion but they start their program at $5000 and up, usually $7000 to $10,000. Their claims have not been substantiated by any outside sources.

HBOT takes 40 dives (treatments) or more to start to see a difference if it makes a difference. Dr Harch is still doing his study and has not published any results.

Low Level Laser Light Therapy does not reach beyond the first centimeter or two so affecting deep brain tissue is difficult.

If the neuro could explain what part of your brain has hypo and what processes activate those areas, you could do exercises to encourage blood to those areas. That is basically what CogFX does.

Try to keep in mind that increasing perfusion in the hypo areas may not make any difference. That hypoperfusion could have pre-existed your injury. Many who have SPECT and PET scans find abnormalities that do not relate to symptoms. I have abnormalities in my SPECT that do not relate to any symptoms and my symptoms do not show as any imaging abnormalities.

This is the frustrating part of imaging and PCS. A good qEEG read by an expert in concussions can be more informative but those experts are hard to find. My qEEG expert died last year. He was a pioneer.

btw, Omega 3 oil thins the blood and should allow blood into smaller vessels.
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