recent MS news,
that was released about the discovery that Dr. Paolo Zamboni found with
patients, involves restricted blood flow to and/or from the brain.
restrictions were penned up, these MS patients found relief to their MS
How does any of this recent MS
news apply to us, who also have been diagnosed with Multiple
the USA, there are more people, who have been diagnosed with Multiple
Sclerosis, that are searching for being evaluated to see if they have
restricted blood flow to and from the brain.
the brain is the master controller of the entire body, including the
whole nervous system, this idea seems to be reasonable to me,
especially if a more extreme case of Multiple Sclerosis is present, but
does this idea apply to all MS patients?
idea is uncertain. It may be that many of the people that
have been diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis have some type of
restricted blood flow to or from the brain, but that doesn't mean that
this applies to all MS patients, since further studies need to be
conducted still to determine how wide spread the implications of the
recent MS news may be.
I think that if you have been
diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis and you have circulation problems to
the carotid arteries on the sides of the neck or restrictions in the
blood vessels of the upper chest, that lead to and from the brain, that
it is worth being evaluated by both a vascular doctor and a heart
If you are experiencing
problems with passing out, fainting or losing consciousness, it is also
a good idea to find doctors that will work with you to run further
tests to see if you may be having a problem with circulation in the
legs, partial blockages or other restricted blood flow to the veins and
arteries in the neck and upper chest regions.
I originally thought that a
vascular doctor or vascular surgeon was the type of doctor that would be
needed to evaluate me to see if I have restricted blood flow to the
neck and/or upper chest regions, but this is not the case.
A vascular doctor will run
tests on the arteries in the neck and to check for circulation problems
in the legs, but for getting testing for the veins in the upper chest
region, you will need to go to a cardiologist for these tests.
A cardiologist can also test
for the possible blockages to the arteries in the neck, as well as the
veins in the upper chest.
Dr. Zamboni developed a
treatment, inserting a catheter to inflate a small balloon in the vein
or artery to open up blood flow to the restricted arteries and veins.
If the blockages of restricted
blood flow to the neck and the upper chest are found to be present in
your case of Multiple Sclerosis, but not all vascular doctors are
willing to do this procedure, as of yet, since this is a more recent
breakthrough for those of us with Multiple Sclerosis.
In spite of this being a
recent release of the
MS news, there
are reported some vascular surgeons in the USA that will
perform the balloon procedure to open up restricted blood flow, if
There are always risks, when
it comes to any surgery, that we all need to consider for each of our
own cases of Multiple Sclerosis, to see if we each feel that the risk
is worth it to us. There is always the risk of complications,
with any surgical procedure, but the catheter and balloon procedure or
angioplasty has been performed more successfully for several years, so
the risk isn't as extreme as it could be, if the procedure had never
been done before.
What ever you decide is best
for you, it may at least be worth considering with many of the cases of
Multiple Sclerosis around the world, but further studies need to be
performed to see if this procedure applies for more people diagnosed
with Multiple Sclerosis around the world.