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
• Birth injury
• Migraine Activity
• Irritable bowel Syndrome (IBS)
• Viral and Bacterial infection
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Lesions and Lies

Those who are bedazzled with the medical jargon of their neurologists do themselves a disservice. They count and assess brain and spinal lesions like pennies dropped one by one into a piggy bank. After all, monetary compensation is the major motivation for MS care providers in general. Ask them to,explain brain and spinal lesions and be prepared for a smorgasbord of nonsensical medical verbiage and doublespeak that is second to none; bring a lunch and take notes.

Lesions are part and parcel for MS. There is little question that neurological damage can occur. They are caused by the reflux of iron into the brain due to impaired blood flow. In “normal ” people blood drains easily from the brain back to the body.This fact stares in the face of the currently accepted cause of Multiple Sclerosis.

To my knowledge there are only a handful of neurologists in the world who accept the fact (at least publicly) that lesions are not caused by a faulty immune or over active immune system. If your neurologist tells you that you need to take disease modifying drugs to manipulate your immune system and you believe that line of reasoning then there is little that anyone else can do for you. I’m speaking to every one in general not an individual.

Unless or until normal blood flow can be restored, it is likely that damage will progress. There are many ways to treat CCSVI. We in this group have identified approximately a dozen or more reasons why we have the symptoms we have identified and a laundry list of things to do to improve our health.

The most common and accepted belief is that our options in health care are limited to the choices our doctors make. As long as we are willing to adhere to protocol dictated by governments, HMO’s, insurance companies, drug companies, and organizations such as the Multiple Sclerosis Societies, nothing will change, including our inability to acquire a quality of life we deserve and they take for granted. We are like a willow in the wind leaning in whatever direction the wind blows. They are the ones who manipulate the breeze .

For over 4 years groups of like minded people have fought to change the status quo with varying degrees of success. People who do not have MS as it is defined for us by the powers that be, are observers and dictators. We are the observed and subservient . We do not have the political, professional, legal, or financial resources to balance that of the aforementioned. Canada leads their people by the nose with promises to placate them into compliance. People in the UK have been totally ignored without the benefit of any promises whatsoever. The United States appears to be the only country where the people are free to choose a wider variety of health care options. Looks can be deceiving. The US government’s coercion is simply more subtle.

Progress has been made on a small scale. Unfortunately it has been of benefit to a somewhat limited number of people. MS is hardly the lone bastard disease bereft of fair representation and treatment. It merely seems that way to the people who own it.