Cluster headache and oxygen therapy can help in the absence of hypoxia.
High flow oxygen is very effective in some patients in relieving symptoms of an acute cluster headaches quickly and safely. The exact cause of cluster headaches is unknown, but cluster headache patterns suggest that abnormalities in the body’s biological clock are part of the cause. Unlike migraine and tension headache, cluster headache generally isn’t associated with triggers, such as foods, hormonal changes or stress. The way in which oxygen inhalation reduces headache pain is unknown.
Researchers have shown that there is an increased blood flow in the brain in both cluster and migraine headaches, although both headaches do not have the same degree of increased flow.
A 2009 study by Drs. Goadsby, Cohen, and Burns found that 78% of patients using inhaled high-flow oxygen were able to abort 71%-85% out of 150 attacks.
When travelling with cluster headaches and you use medical oxygen then the team at OxygenWorldwide can help organise and arrange all your medical oxygen needs.