uprightdoc wrote:Beta amyloid and herpes simplex are effects not the cause of Alzhiemer's. Helico bacter pylori is an effect of dysautonomia in Parkinson's not the cause of PD.
Hi Dr F,
I hear that there is a link between symptoms and dx label, BUT is it also true that if the "effects" are treated the "dx" changes and often resolves?
I have seen the same occur with your insights with de-generative disease symptoms and also the theory that the diseases have occurred following injury and trauma.
My situation is another example where the bulk of the symptoms are directly related to the bacterial infection and my injury history, so does this mean that looking for a cause is a waste of time and money and that quality assessment and thorough examination and monitoring as treatments are 'tried' is the best approach to degenerative disease?
It would appear also that as we become more disabled and dysfunctional that managing and treating symptoms often changes the whole picture of an assumed dx. It the symptoms are treated separately then there is often a base issue that is left that is seemingly separate from the 'normal' definition of a degenerative disease. By that I mean a person who is dx-ed with MS is treated in many ways and it is found that the original or beginning 'cause' was for instance vascular malformation, or neck injury from sports, or bacterial infections over time.
I have many articles on many aspects of treatment types in MS and for some they work brilliantly and others no change. It seems to highlight that the system for identifying symptoms and there cause is the problem more than the lack of dx labels such as RRMS or SPMS or PPMS or Lyme or CCSVI and so on with the distractions away from the search of cause of each individual symptom.
'dx' is a label for a collection of symptoms which in 'MS' is broad group of fluctuating and evolving disabilities and dysfunctions which can also be a collection of many other diseases and injuries lumped into one dx label and called 'MS'.
Assessment and treatment of symptoms will be of use, but a label means nothing to managing symptoms. A label purely means patients can be pigeon holed and used as income sources in some cases and in other cases are a drain on Society.