Studies show clearing veins could ease MS symptoms
Dr. David Samadi weighs in
- Duration 3:12
- Date Mar 31, 2012
Dr. David Samadi weighs in
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-- -- -- -- -- -- a -- topic today promising new studies could give hope to millions suffering from multiple sclerosis researchers found that clearing blockages and patient's veins.
Actually help ease some of the symptoms doctor -- some money is a member of our Fox News about equating the joins us now.
This is astonishing to me that MS -- could be a breakthrough for sort of explain what multiple sclerosis is.
It's exactly what it stands for more to -- -- -- is this -- -- -- scars on lesions.
So you know for any movement that we have whether we're walking -- talking the brain and the spinal cord they have to communicate it's amazing the creator of this.
By the house it has put it altogether so this signals have to go to the brain.
Come back now look at that the electric cord you have a goal -- wires but there is an insulator around it if there's any erosion in that.
Did it as just -- that -- look at how the message has to go through these nerves.
And if there's any attack bug you by your immune system on something called myelin which is it instantly there of these nerves.
The message is not gonna get through so -- brain says okay move your arm or hand but the movements are not really.
That's great there's tremors there isn't like coordination problems there's a visual problem -- -- -- issues and that's called MS.
Want to -- -- so it's really an attack on your central nervous system.
It's -- auto immune there's really no cure for -- and we see this in women between the ages of twenty and forty.
And unfortunately it's a very difficult problem you can see that you Bojan right now and that's exactly.
That's who happens to the message is not gonna get through and there's in the -- -- information that we need.
And that's what all the movement and coordination is out of -- what's up what about this latest study -- what can you tell us about the findings of these studies and what kind of hope doesn't give you know something this is not going to view -- meet or beat you think for unfortunate for MS patients in my opinion what they have done is they have come -- -- studies.
From -- -- Chicago.
On -- -- that have blood clots in their neck.
Using these balloon angioplasty by removing these -- They know there's some improvement in these patients with MS unfortunately.
Some of those -- would have gotten better anyway it's a very soft type.
Bases with -- MS.
That we time these are relapse -- were meeting types that would improve on their own -- I'm not convinced that this is the way to go.
And for people that are watching this I don't want to do before balloon angioplasty as you -- talk to doctors and find out if that's really going to help you this is the first step.
Off this study it's a small study we need longer follow -- so I wouldn't jump into these in houses to ask you what's your conclusions or recommendations -- -- -- already handled that telling people.
Get some advice I think while this is obviously an invasive procedure even though it's a balloon angioplasty did have one death death some complications -- this.
So before -- jump -- recommend this I would say wait a little longer there are some alternative besides all the steroids and physical therapy occupational therapists are also some hyperbaric oxygen is and and herbal treatments and everyone should look into before we do this solicited a longer -- sorry we -- -- longer follow up for these studies are perhaps in the future we get positive studies let's hope we get fat.
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