What is MS?

what is MSMultiple Sclerosis is a chronic progressive disease of the Central Nervous System (CNS), affecting the brain, optic nerves and spinal cord. MS can often result in disability, although the extent to which it progresses and its severity depends on the type of MS and the individual.

Literally translated, Multiple Sclerosis means ‘many scars’ and refers to the damage caused to the myelin sheaths that coat nerves, essential for the transmission of messages to the brain.  Poor communication between the body and the brain results in poor movement and coordination. All actions controlled by the brain can be affected by MS, both conscious and unconscious movements, including walking, talking, breathing, sight and memory.

Symptoms of MS

MS can affect an individual’s movement, bladder control, taste, can cause muscle spasms, partial or full paralysis and vision. The severity and presence of symptoms will vary according to the patient and the disease.

What causes MS?

An autoimmune disease

No one is sure what causes the MS  but there general consensus is that it is an autoimmune condition, which is triggered by wrong vitamin D absorption, genetics, infection, or a combination of the three.  Either way under the autoimmune theory, it appears that for some reason the body attacks itself, causing damage to the myelin, impeding nerve function and often leaving scars on the protective and conductive myelin layers surrounding the nerves.

How could CCSVI cause MS?

Recent links have been found between MS and CCSVI, a condition describing the thickening of the vein leaving iron deposits within the brain, similar to the scars caused by demyelination.  Researchers believe that up to 90% of people with MS actually suffer from treatable CCSVI. This discovery has caused doctors to further investigate the relationship between CCSVI and MS, as well as ways of treating MS by treating the CCSVI.

Doctors found that, due to the narrowing of a vein coming from the brain, deoxygenated blood struggles to get back from the CNS. The body finds other smaller veins to push the blood through, but because of the high pressure, red cells leak out of the veins and into the brain or spine and leave deposits of iron. In some cases CCSVI can cause reflux, where the blood is pushed back, effectively flowing the wrong way.

Treating MS

There is no known cure for MS and until now the disease has been controlled by a large cocktail of drugs tailored to the individual patient.  However, with the investigations into CCSVI it would now appear that up to 90% of people with MS could have their condition treated, and even reversed, through a drug-free process, known as the liberation method, where the narrowed vein is widened via a stent, resuming normal blood flow from the central nervous system and in some cases, reversing the damage caused by the restricted blood flow.

Here at CCSVI Mexico, the specialist department of Angeles Health International, Mexicos largest hospital network we have treated many patients with remarkable results. Have a look at our patient testimonials and fill in the form on the right or call one of our expert case managers today to see how we can help you.

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2 Responses to What is MS?

  1. robert cassar says:

    would like to know about treatment

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