Dr. Beggs was talking about the possibility of resistance to flow in the capillaries, and that even after the resistance to flow down in the jugulars was relieved, there might still be that resistance higher up, and this might theoretically be an explanation for the subset of patients who do not experience any relief after CCSVI venoplasty. Do you think the Swank diet might be of benefit in improving the health of the capillaries and the possibility of improvements in the resistance to flow in the capillaries? I could eat heathier....
Cece--I just heard from a friend who was tested at BNAC and showed intracranial cerebral reflux, which is not currently treatable. Yes, there are some who have problems inside the brain, and there's no venoplasty to address it. Honestly, if it was me, I'd do everything in my power to keep the endothelium strong. Including diet, supplements and regular exercise. I'd stop smoking, drinking and eating junk food. I'd work on my stress response and meditate. I might even go vegan (like Bill Clinton did after his venous graft stent restenosed.) Since I cook in our household, Jeff sits down to leafy greens, beans, curry and healthy meals, and I put his supplements together for him. Arlene Hubbard does the same for her family, including gluten free. But I know it's worlds harder for those who are sick and doing it for themselves without a healthy caregiver....Jeff says the same.
You got rid of the diet coke
You can do it, Cece.
Husband dx RRMS 3/07
dx dual jugular vein stenosis (CCSVI) 4/09
dual stents placed 5/09
CCSVI in MS