Shye, just a thought. (I'm not a medical person and lack the depth of knowledge of others in this forum.) The most immediate effects of CCSVI treatment often include diminished fatigue, and of course correcting the stenoses eliminates blood reflux into the brain and/or spinal cord. I'm wondering if perhaps decreasing the VOLUME of circulating blood might serve to reduce the reflux, and thus reduce fatigue. Thoughts, anyone?
Interesting thought--my hematocrit (volume of red blood cells in the RBC portion of the blood) decreased after the phlebotomy--(to below the reference range, ie anemia range)--so with losing a pint of blood, total volume of blood of course did decrease--but would that indeed decrease the reflux? I'm hazy on this reflux stuff--would volume equal pressure, so less volume, less pressure?? I somehow think it equalizes out immediately, but definitely not sure of this dynamic. Help anyone!?!
(but even if your supposition is correct, how exactly does this mechanism affect the fatigue?)