What are your experiences with treatment for CCSVI? If this has already been addressed my apologies – please direct me to the discussion.
My mother has PD and has terribly swollen feet. I was wondering if this could all be related.
I am a researcher, not a medical doctor, so the questions you asked are best addressed by a medical doctor. Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency (CCSVI) is reportedly an abnormality in blood drainage from the brain and spinal cord. I know this because I looked it up on the internet!
From a research perspective, I do know that rejuvenation of brain cells is related to adequate supply of oxygenated blood supply. Gord Summer has addressed insufficient blood supply as a factor that contributed to his own symptoms. He discussed this revelation during my radio show with him last year and is briefly covered in his chapter found in
2012 Pioneers of Recovery.
From a research perspective I can also report that swollen feet are typically not listed as a symptom of Parkinson’s. This symptom can be related to various heart conditions. You might consider getting a consultation from a cardiologist.
If you are looking for resources that can help you and your Mom sort through what is happening with her, I suggest you come to the Parkinsons Recovery Summit. There will be incredible resources there in Cincinnati June 22 and 23 who will be available for consultations and who will be offering incredible workshops. I suspect there may be a number of issues that need to be addressed, as is always the case with neurological symptoms. The challenge now is to pinpoint the most important imbalances that need to be addressed first.
Robert Rodgers, Ph.D.
Pioneers of Recovery