When I heard about this, I went right to my local MS Chapter website. It had an article on this from 6 weeks ago. They did have this up prior to the W5 release.
The other thing is......this has to be studied just exaclty like med options. It has to go through phase I, II and III before it is a viable option. You can't just go putting vein stents into everyone with MS. There must be risk associated with that as well as cost!
The imaging needed to detect venous narrowing is not a regular MRI. It is very specific.
Some of the theories are that it is the iron in the blood that causes inflammation that then causes an immune response. If you can head off that immune response, then you are still helping to slow down MS.
Please try to remember that the MS Society is a charity. It is there to support those living with MS and not just here to support research. The MS Society helps members by offering all sorts of support such as counceling, classes, rides, social opportunities, equipment etc.
Gretchen ~ diagnosed with MS July 2006
I have no lesions on my soul and so I will live with no limits.