SaintLouis wrote:I wonder if anyone has come across any information that would connect thryoid cysts to brain-vein drainage problems that might worsen or contribute to CCSVI?
I wonder if there is any connection between the location of the thyroid gland and the action of Campath, in light of CCSVI. The most common side effect seems to be autoimmune thyroid problems. Otherwise it seems pretty successful in 'RRMS'.
cheerleader wrote:Here's Dr. Zamboni's paper on the collateral patterns that can develop because of impaired IJV drainage...Johnson is right, since the thyroid veins drain into the IJVs, a disturbance in venous circulation can throw off the thyroid (hyper or hypo) We've discussed this issue on here several times. Search thyroid in the CCSVI forums, and enjoy--
Venous Collateral Circulation
Johnson...so happy to hear you're eating well and gaining health and strength.
Johnnymac wrote:it was a test with the expected results of her foot reflexing down, but then bouncing back rapidly. My wife's left foot would kinda just stick in the down position and slowly return up to normal. All the doc said was that it could be an indicator of thyroid problems and wanted to do bloodwork.
Myxedema / “non-pitting" edema or swelling of the ankles that “bounces" right back when you push on it similar to the way a balloon would bounce back if you pushed on it.
Decreased deep tendon reflexes (such as when your doctor bangs on your knees with a reflex hammer). A “delayed return phase" of the ankle jerk reflex is a pretty sensitive indicator of low thyroid.
Babinski's reflex or extensor plantar reflex is a test for dysfunction corticospinal tract. The test consists of stroking the outside sole from heel to toe with a pointed object. The normal response is a bunching downward (flexor) movement of all the toes. In infants under 2 years of age and people with dysfunction in the corticospinal tract, this causes an upward (extensor) movement of the big toe. Babinski's reflex can occur unilaterally (in just one foot) or bilaterally (in both feet). A positive Babinski's reflex is consistent with several neurological conditions, including multiple sclerosis.
The corticospinal tract is a huge tract of nerve cells in the brain that carry movement (motor) signals down to the spinal cord. Damage to the corticospinal tract can result in muscle weakness, spasticity and excessively brisk reflexes.
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