Direct-MS wrote: For example smoking is a risk factor for MS and thus it is wise not to smoke. Similarily CCSVI is a risk factor for MS and thus if you have CCSVI and MS it would be wise to get it repaired.
I realize this is not what many people on this forum want to hear but it is critical to be as objective as possible and accept what the science says. It is important to get CCSVI relieved but it is perhaps more important to address the autoimmune nature of MS. Trying to rationalize the Buffalo data to hold on to the concept that CCSVI is the primary cause of MS is not productive.
First of all there is no evidence about smoking triggering MS whatsoever. There are SOME indications that it may contribute to progression simply because IT BLOCKS VESSELS all over the body and the cns but there are studies that failed to prove the relation. Maybe we shouldn't use examples of any previous point outs and have in mind that ccsvi is brand new, exploring pathways that have never been touched by the science before.
They ARE addressing the autoimmune nature of MS for the last 80 years and where did it lead them? To destroy our immune system to prevent it from causing damage. Did it help? No.
In other words, if CCSVI wont do the trick they should explore other similar pathologies in order to cure MS someday.
Dr Coles recently stated: "MS cure will not be found for at least 30 to 40 years and this goes with almost all autoimmune diseases". This is a from a major contrimputor to the "autoimmune nature" research.