there's really not alot of new information to understand. We know that there is slowed perfusion (blood transit) in the MS brain, that lesions are formed around vessels, that apoptosis happens before lesions form, that there is evidence of hypoxia in the MS brain...
the only new bit to comprehend is that there is a mechanical cause down river from the brain. We haven't looked there before.
When our house flooded five years ago, it was caused by hydrostatic water pressure....so much rain came down in so little time, the underground creeks were swollen, the water had no where to go and came up thru the cement slab of our home. The water didn't come in thru doors or windows- pressure sent it up thru the slab! No matter how fast we vacuumed the water up, more came in from below. When the storm had passed we installed some french drains around the perimeter of our foundation, and voila! No more flooding.
The MS brain and spine is surrounded by a french drain system, the jugular and azygos veins. If these drains are blocked, blood refluxes into the CNS, flooding the system.
The immune system is activated to help clean up the reflux and sweep up the dead cells. The immune system is not the activator, it is doing its job. It wasn't our wet vac's fault our house kept flooding! Until the drainage is restored, damage continues.
Jeff has some snazzy new drains in his neck. I look forward to seeing how the stents help MS patients around the world.
Husband dx RRMS 3/07
dx dual jugular vein stenosis (CCSVI) 4/09