dignan wrote:There is a much higher incidence in women than men, incidence generally increases with distance from the equator, there are certain genes that appear to be associated with MS, etc. How does the venous issue fit with all of this?
More women than men suffer from osteoporosis and varicose veins (both connected to venous stenosis). Venous blockage is more prevalent in certain populations and the MS gene may turn out to be implicated. These populations tend to settle in industrialized areas, further from the equator. We could wait for the ten years of research it may take for science to prove the link, ...but as Dr. Dake said yesterday, jugular stenosis is not good, it is hurting Jeff now, creating a break in his blood brain barrier, it will be worse as time goes on, and he has nothing to lose and everything to gain by having a stent put in.
I'll go away for a bit, dignan. Don't want to overstate this
but it is all your fault for finding the research-