is currently considered by the medical
community to be
an autoimmune disorder, where the body becomes confused in some way to
attacks itself, as if it is a foreign invader that the body needs to
Due to the more recent release of the conclusions of the 2 year study
Paolo Zamboni, that was conducted at the University of Ferrara in
Italy, there is a newer theory arising that many of the cases of
Sclerosis many have something to do with the chronic cerebrospinal
insufficiency or CCSVI.
Chronic cerbrospinal venous insufficiency or CCSVI is where restricted blood flow
veins that drain the blood away from the brain.
veins, where these restrictions were found in the Dr. Zamboni MS study,
included the jugular veins, along the sides of the neck, or in the
azygous process -- the veins leading blood flow away from the jugular
veins in the upper chest.
studies are popping up to gather more data to determine if CCSVI is
more often associated with Multiple Sclerosis or not.
more data needs to be gathered before it can be determined if CCSVi
applies predominantly or even stricted to Multiple Sclerosis or
The theory about the restricted blood flow or CCSVI condition being
the majority of the cases of Multiple Sclerosis is such a new idea,
still needs to be tested on a wider scale before any conclusions can be
from this idea.
As further studies are springing up in
countries around the world and as more vascular doctors, cardiologists
neurologists are working more with their MS patients to have them
CCSVI, more information is being gathered to determine if CCSVI is
present in many cases of Multiple Sclerosis and
in what can be done about it to correct this problem.
As a result of the initial study, Dr. Zamboni also developed a
"The Liberation treatment" where a catheter is inserted in the vein
that has a restriction present that results in reduced blood flow and a
balloon is inflated in the vein to open up the blood flow to the vein.
In the original study, 90% of the MS patients were found to have the
condition. After the MS patients under went the procedure to
open up the
blood flow to the restricted vessels, 75% of the MS patients that under
the procedure show remarkable improvement in a reduction of their MS
and with recovering more of their ability to function.
As more MS patients are being
evaluated to see if the CCSVI condition is present, it also will need
to be determined what to take for the next step, since "The Liberation
treatment" is also a fairly new development as to a way to correct this
problem with venous insufficiency or reduced blood flow.
Although this more recent development in MS research, announced in
press release in September of 2009, has raised
questions as to
how to classify and treat Multiple Sclerosis, "The Liberation
Treatment" has been not called a cure to Multiple Sclerosis, since the
cause of Multiple Sclerosis is still under investigation at this time.
overall medical community, still thinks of the breakthrough ideas of
the Dr. Zamboni study results and conclusions to be speculative at this
time, but if you think that you would like to be evaluated for the
blockages to the veins draining the blood away from the brain, there
are doctors in the USA and throughout other countries that are at least
willing to help you get evaluated for the blockages.
the USA, the studies that were done with MS patients did not show a
high percentage of the type of blockages that were found in the Dr.
Zamboni study and this has left the majority of doctors in the medical
community more sceptical of Dr. Zamboni's findings.
majority of doctors in the overall medical community around the world
consider Dr. Zamboni's findings too speculative to be accepted as main
stream at this point in time.
But there were MS patients, which were evaluated and found to have the blockages that Dr. Zamboni described.
are doctors, located in the USA and in other countries around the
world, who are at least willing to have their MS patients evaluated for
the blockages, if their symptoms suggest that this might be a
are also doctors, who are willing to perform a surgery similar to the
CCSVI surgery, which was developed by Dr. Zamboni for clearing the
blockages to the veins, which were found to be blocked, both in the USA
and in other countries around the world.
or some type of insert are also typically inserted in the vein to keep
it from restricting again, while the CCSVI procedure is being performed
to open up the blocked veins.
there are doctors in the USA, and other countries around the world, who
are willing to at least consider evaluating people for the blockages,
as well as maybe even perform the surgery to open up the blocked blood
the majority of the medical communities around the world, and
especially in the USA, still look at the Dr. Zamboni findings as
speculative at this point.
As far as the symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis, which are more commonly associated with MS
Sclerosis symptoms can vary from one case of Multiple
Sclerosis to the
next. The type, frequency and severity of the symptoms of
Multiple Sclerosis depends on which part of the nervous system has been
attacked by MS and on the degree of resulting damage to the nerves.
Although the frequency and severity of Multiple Sclerosis symptoms can
vary from case to case, there is still a core group of
symptoms that are more often associated
with Multiple Sclerosis, that helps doctors to suspect more strongly
Sclerosis may be present sooner, before the Multiple Sclerosis
disease process progresses to the point of becoming more
often associated with Multiple Sclerosis can include:
problems or eye pain -- this can be blurriness of vision,
problems focusing, seeing double, partial loss of vision in one or both
tingling, pins and needles, lack of sensation (can't feel heat or cold
or can't touch things and feel them against your skin) --
numbness can be present almost anywhere in the body but often this
occurs in the extremities (hands, arms, legs, feet or face)
Pain -- this can occur anywhere throughout the body and
the pain can be constantly there or it can come and go.
Nerve pain is an intense pain that can be unbearable at times.
This pain can be much more difficult to calm down, if it
isn't confined to a specific point on the body or specific part of the
body, since nerve pain can travel kind of randomly around the body or
it can be a more general pain that is present over a larger area of the
body at one time.
and control problems -- this refers to where you are
unable to control where you place your feet or how you move your legs,
hands, feet and arms. It is like you lose control over
movement of different body parts.
of balance - this can happen when you try to stand or walk.
of the ability to stand or walk -- this can be
continuously a problem or it come and go periodically as to whether you
can stand up and/or walk much from day to day. This can also be where
you lose part of your ability to stand and walk for longer distances,
but you can still stand and/or walk some.
This may be a milder problem (you need assistance walking or standing
using a cane or walker), but it doesn't get any worse than this or you
can progressively lose more of the ability to stand and/or walk to
where you need a wheelchair to get around.
In more extreme cases, you can lose the ability to stand and walk
totally as the disease progression accelerates or progresses to a more
severe or advanced form of the disease and resulting nerve damage and
loss of the ability to function independently on your own.
control problems (or incontinence) -- this can be partial
loss of control where you periodically wet yourself from lack of
control or you have closer to total lack of control
Bladder control issues can also include where the bladder retains
instead of draining as it should and you may end up having to
catheterize just to drain the bladder several times a day.
Catheterizing can set you up to get infections much more often, since
this is introducing a foreign object into the urethra that can actually
push extra bacteria from outside the bladder to inside the bladder.
time Incontinence -- this can be a loss of control of
drainage of the bladder when you lie down to go to sleep at night.
Sclerosis is also a
term that covers a broad range ofsymptomsthat
can vary from one case of MS to
the next. Since
appears not to be any 2 cases of Multiple Sclerosis that are exactly
the severity, frequency or combination of the symptoms of MS,
resulted in there being several theories as to the suspected cause or
causes of Multiple Sclerosis.
is Multiple Sclerosis is a question that is still not totally
the minds of the world wide medical community, since the
of Multiple Sclerosis is not well understood, at this point.
Most current MS
research, that is being done
to work towards acure
includes going many different directions
at the same
time, in the hopes that a cure will be found, while in the process more
hopefully be understood about how and what is affecting the body that
result in the scarring and possible nerve damage that is so often
Sclerosis causes that are being considered include:
* virus theory
-- the idea here is that
something like the Epstein Bar virus (that is linked to mononucleosis)
German measles or perhaps the chicken pox virus can be a way that the
conditions are set up for Multiple Sclerosis to attack the body.
* genetic link
-- this appears possible, according to Professor George Jelinek, M.D.
of the University of Western Australia.
Jelinek has written a few books where he talks about different aspects
of Multiple Sclerosis. In his book, "Taking Control of
Multiple Sclerosis", Professor Jelinek discusses that there appears to
be a genetic link with Multiple Sclerosis.
according to Professor George Jelinek, M.D.,
who is an emergency physician and Professor of Emergency
Medicine at the University of Western Australia,
he states that if a
family member that is one generation away from you was previously
with Multiple Sclerosis, that you have a 300% higher chance of also
George Jelinek, MD is referring to is if
your father, mother, brother or sister were previously
Multiple Sclerosis, this greatly increases the possibility that you
be diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis.
in his book, Professor Jelinek, MD
also comes to the conclusion, through his own battle with Multiple
after his mother was severely disabled by the effects of Multiple
that there are natural and alternative ways that can help to not only
the symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis, but that can also help to restore
even most of what Multiple Sclerosis has removed from your life
With the release
of the findings of the more recent Dr. Zamboni study, the possibility
that CCSVI may contribute to many cases of Multiple Sclerosis may
exist, but is not certain as to whether the MS causes the CCSVI or the
CCSVI may be another possible cause of Multiple Sclerosis.
Until further studies are performed over a period of time,
further conclusions into this matter are still pending.
factor to causing MS
which is also being considered
as one of the possibleMultiple
Sclerosis causes is that the scarring is a result of the effects of
Environmental toxins attacking the body (like a nerve agent or
similar, which can cause direct nerve damage to the body).
point, there is no conclusive
proof that gives the medical community enough evidence as to which way
the MS researchfor
for Multiple Sclerosis or to
help focus the efforts for finding what can resolve the wide spread
problems, resulting from the increase in theMultiple
number of people diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis around the world.
MS research continues to advance in finding out more
about the disease process, the possible causes of Multiple Sclerosis
and the possible treatment methods to help to alleviate the suffering
of MS patients from the effects of Multiple Sclerosis on the body, the
hope is that a cure or at least a way of reversing the often
devastating effects of MS will be found.
including what is called complimentary medicine, is also being pursued
by more doctors, for helping more MS patients to find relief to their
symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis.
medicine includes using alternative and natural ways to help work with
the body to help speed healing and recovery by helping to restore more
of the balance of the body's natural methods of healing itself.
These natural and/or alternative ways can include
finding ways to reduce the effects of stress, reduce the over
stimulation of the nervous system, relax and restore the ability to
sleep better at night, using different forms of MS exercise to help to
stimulate the regeneration of damaged nerves and weakened muscles to
help improve how well MS patients can function each day.
far as things that can contribute to aggravating or maybe even causing
the symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis to become worse, can include:
* Allergic responses
reactions can be caused by allergic reactions to many different
allergens, including dust, dust mites, molds, different types of
allergic reactions, and other reactions to any substance that can be
inhaled, ingested, or absorbed through through the skin.
what is the allergen or the method that we are being exposed to the
allergen, this can change the way that the allergic reaction is treated.
Testing can be
done and a neutralization serum can be specifically made to reduce the
reaction to the allergic reactions that are found during the testing.
Taking this serum at instructed by the doctor can help
tremendously in reducing the allergic responses that are found to be
present that can actually aggravate the symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis
that are being experienced.
are such a wide variety of
theories as to what
is Multiple Sclerosis and what can may be the cause
of Multiple Sclerosis, this has
resulted in many approaches being used by the traditional and
medical doctors in an attempt to bring some relief to the symptoms of
Multiple Sclerosis patients.
medical doctors are broadening
there scope of treatment options for Multiple Sclerosis to
include what is called
Medicine, which includes using a broad
range of options in finding a way to bring relief to theMultiple
Sclerosis symptoms, that can
include pharmaceutical drugs in combination with using more alternative
and natural methods to help bring more relief to the symptoms of
Multiple Sclerosis for many more MS patients, than just using the
80% of our brains and 60% of the rest our bodies are made up of nerves,
nerve damage that typically results fromMultiple
affect how well the
majority of our bodies can function. The
problems with the scrambling of nerve signals, that typically
of Multiple Sclerosis, can
also cause most of the nervous system to appear to be short
Sclerosis brain can also be affected that can result in scarring in the
brain lesions within the brain,
which can be seen on
the films of MRI test
or magnetic imaging resonance test results.
MS scarring in
the brain or lesions can result in the following brain function
* brain fog
* scrambling of
words, phrases, numbers
* hearing loss
(partial or total)
connecting with your
figuring things out or with
* mild to
severe loss of the ability to function
on your own
is such a broad range of the degree of disability in Multiple
Sclerosis, since MS can be mild to severe and Multiple Sclerosis is
still not very well understood, we still have a ways to go for
understanding the disease process of Multiple Sclerosis, understanding
the causes of MS and finding ways to treat or even cure Multiple
No matter what,
don't lose heart because more and more is being understood and
discovered about Multiple Sclerosis as the MS research progresses.
Who knows how
close we are at this point to finding that piece to the puzzle for
Multiple Sclerosis that brings a breakthrough in MS, which helps to bring about
a cure for Multiple Sclerosis in the near future.
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