ikulo wrote:do you have a link to this study? thanks!
Here is the link that thumbsup posted on the General Discussion forum here:
But I don't think the study shows that exercise REDUCES the damage, only that there is a relationship between those that exercised having less damage. To me, it could more accurately mean that healthier people with less damage are also less affected in their ability to exercise, but the more brain damage you get, the more it affects you, including your ability to exercise. I don't think the study shows that exercise RESULTS in less damage. At least that's my take on it.
Getting back to the original topic, I think for me and with such a high risk of re-stenosis and potentially serious risks and complications that it appears only a very experienced IR can deal with, I don't think I'd GET treatment for CCSVI abroad until I had someone local who I know could take care of me when I got home afterwards (I'm in Canada too). Aftercare seems to me to be too important not to be taken into consideration when even deciding to go for treatment somewhere else.
I see quite a few people asking Dr. Sclafani serious questions about their care, or what could be happening with them after-treatment that really should be directed at a treating physician. I think they need someone to examine them and take scans to determine what's going on with them now. It's scary for me to look at these people needing medical assessment who are relying on an internet diagnosis and assessment when they are in serious need of hands-on care. I don't think that's a situation I want to be in, asking a (very fine) doctor over the internet to tell me what could possibly be going on with my angioplasty or stents because I'm not improving or I seem to be having side effects. I just can't see me putting myself in that position, it sounds too scary and an even worse situation, one that I'm not prepared to assume right now, even though I'm quite affected by MS. But that sounds potentially even worse. I'm just wondering how others decided to go for treatment, if they even thought about it or tried to find local medical care to deal with them afterwards.