notasperfectasyou wrote:Bunch of Thoughts
1) Vasoconstrictors and Vasodialators. I take Lipitor, I can relates to this. Most all of us take a lot of sups. So far it looks like NAC improves blood flow. This might need it's own thread.
Here's a thread on CCSVI regarding this specific subject
2) Heredity? Cheer used the words "born with" a bit back. There's a lot of studies of MS within families. Hummm....
Certain populations have a higher propensity to chronic venous insufficiency (northern European)...we may find some genetic correlation with the HLA-DR15 haplotype-already strongly associated with MS (also northern European) and venous insufficiency.
3) In a pathology that involves bacteria, I'm not sure that I can agree that vascular issues precede the bacterial issues. I'm open to playing chicken and egg. Marie is likely in the best position to explain this to me.
Ken- still of the mindset that venous insufficiency can be exacerbated by bacterial and viral infections, as well as many endothelial disrupters....and relapses in MS will occur as a result of infections. I still believe the blockage comes first and is of a genetic mutation....nothing in the research yet to prove otherwise.
4) I have not googled for this yet, but thought hit me - Stroke. Shouldn't stroke somehow be related to CCSVI? I don't really know much about stroke, so I could be totally off on this wonderment.
Stroke is related to arterial disfunction and clots. MS appears to be more correlated to veins and stenosis (simple narrowing of the passageway.)