Numbness, tingling, dizziness, vertigo, fatigue, weakness, blurred or loss of vision, slurred speech, pain, walking and balance issues, spasticity, bladder and or bowel problems, ice cold feet, cognitive changes, depression, swallowing problems, tremors and or seizures are some but not all of the symptoms of CCSVI, or Chronic Cerebro-Spinal Venous Insufficiency, is a condition in which the jugular and azygous veins, which drain blood from the brain and spinal cord to the rest of the body, are narrowed, malformed, twisted, missing or otherwise blocked. A doppler ultrasound is used to confirm the presence of the insufficient blood flow.
People with CCSVI blockages have to develop other ways to drain blood away from the central nervous system to the heart. These alternate blood routes may not be as effective. Blood may drain too slowly and cause swelling, or the blood flow may reverse and go back into the brain. This sluggish or refluxing blood flow results in iron build-up, which, in turn, causes the lesions typically found on the brain and spinal cords of examined patients.
The CCSVI symptoms are treated following an endovascular protocol that has proven to help significantly and measurably to alleviate them by improving the blood flow between the central nervous system and the rest of the body. Proven efficacy in treating the many symptoms and safety record the endovascular approach especially benefits those patients that find the unpleasant side effects of drugs.
The simple and safe venoplasty is an out patient procedure that´s performed by one of the worlds top board certified interventional cardiologists in one of Mexico´s best destination hospitals, a short and inexpensive flight by many major carriers from the U.S. and Canada.
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