More information about brain and spinal lesions.


Linda Rousay A lesion is an area of tissue that has been damaged through injury or disease. So a brain lesion is an area of injury or disease within the brain. While the definition sounds simple, understanding brain lesions can be complicated. That’s because there are many types of brain lesions. They can range from small to large, from few to many, from relatively harmless to life-threatening.
Brain lesions can be caused by injury, infection, exposure to certain chemicals, problems with the immune system, iron deposits in the brain that breach the brain blood barrier (BBB), and more. Many times the cause is not known.
Types of brain lesions:
• An AVM (Arteriovenous malformations ) These usually are congenital. Arteries and veins become tangled and connect from the development of fistulae, tube- like structures.Sometimes veins rupture and blood leaks through these structures by the force of blood flow from the weakened arteries. The brain doesn’t receive enough oxygen. Brain damage occurs and the patient may begin to have seizures which is the first symptom of AVM’s.
• Cerebral infarction: (Stroke) is a brain lesion where brain cells die from lack of blood.
• Cerebral Palsy: These lesions develop before birth. They do not progress. The damage is done resulting in the child being unable to move or communicate correctly.
• Multiple sclerosis (MS):Conventional medicine(neurologists) attributes these lesions to an autoimmune condition which damages the nerve linings (myelin) in the brain and spinal cord. These lesions make it difficult for messages to be sent and received properly between the brain and the rest of the body.We are learning that this is part of a vascular problem (CCSVI) which causes iron to reflux into the brain and cause the lesions.
• Tumors: Tumors are clumps of cells that grow abnormally from normal tissue. Some tumors in the brain are noncancerous, or benign.
The treatments for lesions range anywhere from surgery to doing nothing if they are not causing problems. Diagnosis and treatment is complex.
While I believe that neurologist on on the wrong page with their obsessive behavior over MS lesions, they are important. They can cause damage to the brain and affect virtually every bodily function. In CCSVI when the cause is treated, the lesions regress and some damage at least can be reversed.
Conditions associated with brain and/or spinal lesions:
• Von Hippel-Lindau disease
• Alzheimer’s Disease
• Parkinson’s Disease
• Vascular dementia
• Alcohol-associated brain lesions
• Devic’s Disease (NMO) This is one example of a true autoimmune disease
• Systemic pesticide exposure
• AIDS
• Birth injury
• Migraine Activity
• Irritable bowel Syndrome (IBS)
• Viral and Bacterial infection
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