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Astronauts Experience A Reverse Of What We Have In Space

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Apparently in space where there is barely any gravity and astronauts float, the blood rushes to the head. This causes astronauts problems because the fluids press on their eyes slightly and cause cranial pressure. It's similar to what hanging upside down on monkey bars feels like. There vision is impaired after weeks and months of feeling this pressure.

Anyway just thought this was interesting as it is also a postural type fluid based problem. Wonder if midodrine or another vasocompressor would be good for them.

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Well, I think a vasocompressor would only make it worse for them. They need something like a lower body negative pressure machine, that creates a vacuum around their legs. But that might make it hard to move around...

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I was just joking withy husband that I would do really well on the moon... Have you ever seen the Star Trek ds9 episode with the alien woman who was unaccustomed to our gravity? She basically had POTS!

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