Those who have a history of Multiple Sclerosis or CCSVI in the family might wonder what kind of symptoms to look out for when avoiding the disease themselves. It is important to understand how these two conditions are linked and how they might affect you if you are a victim of either or both of them.
While not everyone who has CCSVI has Multiple Sclerosis, everyone who has Multiple Sclerosis has CCSVI. This is because CCSVI is characterized by veins that are not sufficiently able to carry blood back from the brain and the central nervous system to the heart. CCSVI is known to some as the cause of Multiple Sclerosis. However, it is hard to say whether it is the Multiple Sclerosis that causes the blockages of the veins, or vice-versa.
This is because the veins that are affected with CCSVI might soon be surrounded by lesions, which are what affect the neurons in the central nervous system. When the blood is not able to drain from the central nervous system back tot he heart, it could reflux back into the brain. As a result, the neurons are affected, and the myelin sheath is damaged. When the myelin sheath is damaged, the brain is no longer able to properly process messages to the rest of the body. Pulses of information can be slowed down, causing the motor functions of the human being to be negatively affected. A person who is affected by CCSVI can use medications to reverse these symptoms, and can even look into a procedure called "Liberation Treatment" to greatly improve their condition.
When a person has CCSVI, they might have no symptoms at all, or they might experience some minor symptoms such as muscle spasms or erectile dysfunction. Others still will have problems with their eyesight, or might experience urinary or bowel incontinence. Some might feel weakness in one or more of the limbs. If you or a loved one experiences one or more of these symptoms, there is a good chance that it could have any number of causes. Conditions that affect that central nervous system, such as CCSVI, can cause many symptoms that can be associated with many other diseases.
Those who experience symptoms of CCSVI should contact a doctor about tests such as Duplex Ultrasonography, Magnetic Resonance Venography, CT Venography, or Catheter Venography. A medical practitioner will be able to show you if there are any blockages or narrowing of the cardiovascular passages in the central nervous system, the major CCSVI symptom.