CCSVI May Not Be Our Only Vascular Problem


Chronic Cerebro Spinal Venous Insufficiency (CCSVI) is a causal factor in Multiple Sclerosis. Though conventional medicine still points to an autoimmune disorder it remains today an unproven theory. It is not my intent to argue those two theories at this juncture because my thoughts on the subject are well known and available to anyone interested in the subject. People in this group are aware of my recovery from MS/CCSVI and my feelings about the angioplasty procedure used to treat it. I believe there is a congenital component to the venous anomalies found during the procedure. Very few people I talk to disagree.

One important point I would like to address is the possibility of venous problems in other areas of the body which are not nor should be treated as part of the current venoplasty performed today for  CCSVI. It is only logical to assume that those of us with strictures, narrowings, faulty valves etc. as they relate to CCSVI might also be more likely to have similar anomalies elsewhere. Some people treated for this condition have also needed surgical intervention in their legs, feet, hands etc. After nearly 4 years of welcomed MS symptom relief I now find it necessary to be concerned about venous insufficiency in my legs. Neuropathy is common in MS/CCSVI as we know. I believe there is mounting evidence that we need to be vigilant in continual reassessment of the vascular system as part of our individual wellness campaigns.

Some of the people currently in the same study I am are turning to vascular specialists for similar problems after successful angioplasty. For those who have yet to be treated for CCSVI, it may not be a main concern at this time. For those of us who have had the procedure and still have lower mobility issues, numbness or neuropathy a consultation with a vascular specialist would be a prudent course of action. Fore warned is fore armed

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3 thoughts on “CCSVI May Not Be Our Only Vascular Problem

  1. Karen says:

    I do think the two conditions are related. After starting a diet high in vegetables & fruits, I noticed an improvement in the varicose veins I had in my legs. I looked up what might be causing this, and found “vitamin P,” or bioflavonoids. Some symptoms of a deficiency in this are: easy bruising (which I had prior to the diet), excessive swelling after injury – such as sports injuries, frequent nose bleeds, hemorrhoids or varicose veins, weak immune system – resulting in frequent colds or infections. A rich source of bioflavonoids is the white of a citrus peel just below the skin. So, since then I have gotten in the habit of peeling navel oranges with a carrot peeler, and eating the white part along with the orange – not as bad as it sounds! 

  2. I had veinous problems prior to MS and had two veins removed from my left leg because they were worried about thrombus. I believe MS is just one anomaly that can come from bad veins and I immediately understood Dr. Zamboni’s theory because of what I was living through. I do believe MS affects the veins leading up to the brain and this is why I have such bad brain damage. Please read the symptoms that can go awry when the brain is damaged. It sounds like MS.

  3. The women in my family have a predisposition to venous issues in the legs. I do think it is related as does my vascular surgeon. MS is almost like a mystery novel or treasure hunt. We search for answers and never know what we may eventually unearth.

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