whyRwehere wrote:patientx wrote:Scut,
Very well written. I have raised just that problem with the broken leg analogy. Like you wrote, surgery generally isn't required for a broken leg. But beyond that, if I break my leg, I can't walk, regardless of my MS. If I have clogged jugular veins, I can still function.
patientx, you are lucky to still function even though you have MS. My husband functions less and less. He can't pee and he practically can't walk. I don't consider that functioning and at the same time I know for fact that he has blockages and missing veins. When a doctor says, "oh, that doesn't really have any effect on a person," I think that doctor is so wrong!
So, I agree with the analogy.
Shannon wrote:Likewise, saying that having MS means that nothing is "broken" is putting one's own spin on the analogy given!
Shannon wrote:Those veins serve a function. Barring being able to satisfy that function, one would think something is going to wrong. In this case, blood not getting back to the heart from the brain should over time cause neurological damage.
I don't "believe" this, as in having blind faith that it may be true, I consider it to be an educated hypothesis. Thanks to the research that's already been done, we have seen proof of the potential damage.
I just don't think there is conclusive proof yet that blocked veins cause MS, and even less that taking care of these veins should be done for its own sake.
Lyon wrote:I'm not disagreeing. That might well be proven in the future and "seem" obvious now, but at this time it remains to be proven.cheerleader wrote:Venous reflux disease slowly creates damage in the area it drains. There is proof in the liver, kidney, spine and legs...now we are seeing "proof" in the brain.
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