another relief for venous insufficiency and MS...pregnancy.
Women in their 3rd trimester have almost no MS symptoms, and vein dilation. I do not think this is mere coincidence-
Results eleven women had reflux and varicose veins demonstrated at first scan. All veins dilated with increasing gestation. This was maximal in the superficial system, reaching significance (p≤0.05) in the right long saphenous, superficial femoral and posterior tibial veins, left long and short saphenous, popliteal, peroneal, anterior and posterior tibial veins. http://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve ... 8499908705
Back in 1986, Dr. Schelling of Austria was positing that MS was caused by venous reflux into the spine and brain. He had no way of measuring this...but now with the color doppler technology, we can see he was right.
The importance of elucidating the neuropathological and clinical implications of undue reflux into the skull or spine is deduced from the probability of relations between localized backflow into the craniovertebral space and unexplicated cerebrospinal diseases. In this regard the features of multiple sclerosis are discussed.
I am thinking of finding a local vascular doc to do a handheld scan on Jeff's spine and cervical area. Not sure if a consult with a haematologist would be necessary, as well. As I've said before, he's been doing much better with his endothelial health protocol, which would also serve to dilate blood vessels and bind free radicals, BUT I'm not sure this is enough to arrest MS progression. If there's anything else possible, or any local docs who may consider the research of Zamboni...it's worth the effort.
Husband dx RRMS 3/07
dx dual jugular vein stenosis (CCSVI) 4/09
dual stents placed 5/09
CCSVI in MS