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Wednesday, May 23, 2012 4:54 PM | Venöse Multiple Sklerose, CVI & SVI, CCSVI Volg link
Thanks Michele for reporting!:-)

"Dr Bill Code in Glasgow
by ms-ccsvi-uk, 22. May 2012

We knew that Dr Bill Code was coming over to the UK in May prior to an official engagement he has in Jersey, but it is only in the week preceding his visit that we were able to get in touch and arrange for an interview with him.

I flew up to Glasgow on Monday 14th suffering from a nasty cold but determined to make it to the meeting. Kevin and I spent the next day working out how we were going to film the interview and refining the questions we wanted to ask. On Wednesday the 16th we met Bill at Glasgow Central station and then went to have coffee and a chat.

We could see and hear that this man who had been significantly physically affected by MS and additionally we later found out, had serious cognitive function impairment was firing on all cylinders. He showed no trace of limps or brain fog. He talked of his involvement with NCS and the reason he was involved in the fight for CCSVI treatment. He explained that MS removed productive young people from the work place and reduced them to receivers of benefits rather than contributors. He remarked that pwMS were very astute, wanted to be involved in the world and on the whole were a savvy bunch. Being a doctor he saw and knew what MS could do to people and their families. Most of the women patients he met were alone, sometimes struggling to keep home for a family and sometimes had their children taken away from them when their disease progressed to a point where it became impossible for these women to care for them.

We told him of our efforts so far to make CCSVI treatment available on the NHS, including looking into the possibilities of using the Equality Act 2010. He thought that it would be really difficult and expensive to get a case to court, and that in all likelihood we would come away empty handed.We also talked about the effort MS-CCSVI-UK had put into finding the actual numbers of people with MS in the UK. We have discovered that the actual figure is likely to be nearly twice as many as currently estimated. So something in the order of 4 in a 1000. A figure that is now confirmed by a recent survey of the Orkney Islands where the number is as high as 6 in a 1000. Bill volunteered an opinion that if pharmaceutical companies wanted to introduce a new drug for MS to health services it may be feasible if the numbers of patients were low, but may not be so readily accepted if the numbers of patients were much higher. With the benefit of his experience as a doctor he thought that there was some kind of collusion between health departments and pharmaceutical companies to make it easier to introduce new drugs as a potential treatment for MS.

We also discussed the misleading name of Multiple Sclerosis which literally means ‘many scars’, calling many scars a disease is a little ludicrous but it appears that we are stuck with the whole idea of these scars being a disease rather than the symptoms of some ‘unknown’ process. Bill was of the opinion that the slow transit of blood in the brain resulted in a state of hypoxia and that is what caused the damage, the scarring. Whether CCSVI was the result or the cause of this slow transit has still to be discovered.

Bill also talked about ways in which people need to look after themselves, before and after CCSVI treatment. He repeated several times that the patient ought to know more about their condition than the GP. It is up to each individual to educate themselves about MS. Part of this education consisted of discovering what foods did not agree with you, not necessarily allergic but sensitive to. He advocated taking vitamins (B, C, D at least) and some antioxidants. He recommended investigating TMJ with the help of a qualified orthodontist and the cervical spine with a chiropractor. His recommendations will be published in a book later this year.

At the end of this talk Kevin drove him to the EHC clinic where he was doing a presentation later in the day and where we would be interviewing him on video."