.....the state of hydration of the subject (whether they drank adequate amounts of fluids) could impact results of several of the criteria used to determine CCSVI. They concluded that these complications may help explain the mixed results reported thus far related to CCSVI and MS, and they have added to their aims a study designed to evaluate the impact of hydration on CCSVI assessments.
Dr. Robert Fox, a neurologist at the Mellon Center for Multiple Sclerosis at the Cleveland Clinic, noted the blocked veins could be the result of dehydration. MS often affects the bladder and as a result MS patients often prefer to remain a bit dehydrated so that they don't have to constantly run off to the bathroom, Fox noted in an interview from Cleveland, Ohio.
That may cause veins to look different in an ultrasound, he said. But that doesn't mean opening the blockages will resolve the symptoms that plague MS patients.
so that they don't have to constantly run off to the bathroom, Fox noted in an interview from Cleveland, Ohio.
1eye wrote:Not ever having been pregnant disqualifies me, but I would have thought that while the baby is inside, everything including natural impulses to eat, drink and sleep right, all health systems must be in hyper-drive. Hormones, psychology, even sense of smell geared up for baby's benefit. Maybe the blood volume could be a therapy option.
The extra volume of blood you produce during pregnancy is essential to support two growing bodies. It does, however, put extra pressure on your blood vessels, especially the veins in your legs, which have to work against gravity to push all that extra blood back up to your heart. Add to that the pressure your burgeoning uterus puts on your pelvic blood vessels, and the vessel-relaxing effects of the extra progesterone your body is producing, and you have the perfect recipe for varicose veins.
Cece wrote:I felt terrible during my pregnancies. Perhaps, where it says that the body is able to compensate through vascular changes, that is enough to benefit people with moderate stenoses or azygous stenoses but not for people with severe jugular stenoses.
I find it easy to believe, though, that after each pregnancy, I was left with an improved vascular system and collaterals.
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