Easily worked back from the above post. The night of the 8th Of Feb 2009 I think.AndrewKFletcher wrote:Do you have a start date?
No, I have not noticed it yet. I am in Australia, and we recently just went from 40C to <20C overnight, so getting bed covering adjusted correctly is a bit of guesswork.AndrewKFletcher wrote:1. Have you noticed a change in feeling warm while in bed?
I am guessing you mean during the day? but no, see above for night.AndrewKFletcher wrote:2. Warm hands and warm feet now?
Can not say anything noticeable.AndrewKFletcher wrote:3. A little more energy and waking up a little more refreshed perhaps?
To early, and am long due for a haircut now anyway. However, in the past 5 years, I have noticed some major changes in hair growth rate (I think, not measured). And I think I can associate these with my regularity and dosage in Omega 3 intake. ie The more i take, my Hairdressers comment on how quickly it has grown. Again, not carefully/strictly monitored.AndrewKFletcher wrote:Changes to look for: Increased nail and hair growth. Nails and hair becoming stronger.
Skin and muscle tone changes
Changes in spasm
Nothing to report. I think even before I started IBT I was slowly seeing improvement, as I now understand MY "pattern" of the disease for ME better. And I work at rehabilitation/exercise. But I think I am very sensitive to changes in my condition.AndrewKFletcher wrote:Increased unfamiliar pain, described as shooting pains not always in the same place. This is important as it frequently follows that some regained function and / or sensitivity is likely within a few weeks.
Its going to be hard to physically switch my bed back to normal, so my procrastination should help me "stick" to it for a while. As I also told you in the other thread, I am going to have Zamboni's test duplicated in about 5 days.AndrewKFletcher wrote:Remember, IBT is a slow steady process that over a 4 month period has been shown to significantly improve symptoms related to multiple sclerosis.
I can not say I have noticed any difference, but yesterday and today again, I went for medical tests, and a person on each day commented how cold my hands were.CureOrBust wrote:I am guessing you mean during the day? but no, see above for night.AndrewKFletcher wrote:2. Warm hands and warm feet now?
Whether gravity challenges blood supply to the brain in standing man is a much-disputed topic in physiology. Burton (3) stated that "it is no harder in the circulation for the blood to flow uphill than downhill" and "differences in the level of different parts of the vascular bed do not in any way affect the driving forces for flow and so do not directly affect the circulation" (3). The prerequisite for the existence of a vascular siphon is a continuous column of blood in both the arterial and venous limbs of the loop; for the brain, a siphon could exist from the thoracic aorta via the filled cerebral veins where they leave the skull to the right atrium. The siphon concept implies that no work is done on blood to increase its gravitational potential energy because the pressure gradients are equal and opposite in direction in the ascending and the descending limbs of the loop. Studies addressing the possibility of a siphon include hydrostatic models using rigid and flexible tubing in a laboratory setup; animal studies, especially measurements in giraffes (as a model of considerable heart-to-head difference in height) and snakes; and human studies. We will discuss 1) the siphon concept and the supporting evidence; 2) the "vascular waterfall" and evidence that there is no siphon functioning in blood flow to and from the brain; and 3) based on recent advances, an integration of these seemingly controversial concepts and address the role of the brain itself as interruption of the siphon. The latter part of the discussion is limited to studies in humans.
gibbledygook wrote:Maybe the inclined bed would work for those who have mainly cerebral MS and whose internal jugular is blocked. This drains downwards. I doubt it would work for me as I have mainly spinal problems.
jimmylegs wrote:mag for the heart cheer!
explains why niacin helps too, it gets that blood firing around. good for more delivery of nutrients to starved tissues also.
In "open" systems gravity hinders uphill flow and causes downhill flow, in which the liquid acts as a falling body. In contrast, in "closed" systems, like the circulation, gravity does not hinder uphill flow nor does it cause downhill flow, because gravity acts equally on the ascending and descending limbs of the circuit. Furthermore, in closed systems, the liquid cannot "fall" by gravity from higher levels of gravitational potential to lower levels of potential. Flow, up or down, must be induced by some source of energy against the resistance of the circuit. In the case of the circulation, the pumping action of the heart supplies the needed energy gradients. Flow in collapsible tubes, like veins, obeys the same basic laws of liquid dynamics except that transmural pressures near zero or below zero reduce markedly the cross-sectional area of the tube, which increases the viscous resistance to flow.
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