the biology of the whole thing doesn't make sense to me. I don't really understand how our own blood can essentially attack our nervous system.
they talk about blocked veins a lot. Now, I reiterate I'm not a doctor, but when I think of a "blocked vein" I think of a blood clot. So are they saying that people with CCSVI are throwing a lot of blood clots, which then leak blood...etc. Isn't a blood clot in a vessel in the brain a stroke?
(repeats notion that MS is autoimmune - that axons are destroyed AFTER sheath, which is not true)
Maybe I'm being picky here but, isn't the myelin sheath the "antigenic target"?
There have been a few published studies, yes, linking CCSVI with MS. That in NO way means that we ALL have it. Maybe we do, maybe we don't. But without further studies and a way to screen people for that, it is just a gross generalization.
(mistakes Lew's discussion of newer drugs that wipe out the immune system with CRABs)
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