Sunday, December 11, 2011

Possible MS Breakthrough?

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) "is a chronic, often disabling disease that attacks the central nervous system (CNS) ... Symptoms may be mild, such as numbness in the limbs, or severe, such as paralysis or loss of vision."

Treatment is expensive, and generally used to impede the disease's progress and ease some symptoms. There's no known cure.

Or is there?

"An Italian doctor has been getting dramatic results with a new type of treatment for Multiple Sclerosis ... In an initial study, Dr. Paolo Zamboni took 65 patients with relapsing-remitting MS, performed a simple operation to unblock restricted bloodflow out of the brain - and two years after the surgery, 73% of the patients had no symptoms."

That's pretty dramatic results.

His theory is that MS is caused by a build-up of iron in the brain, and that by increasing bloodflow, it can be "flushed out."

There's still a lot of testing to do, and questions to be answered, but this could hold great promise from those with the dreaded disease.
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