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e-674 (Neurological diseases)

42nd Parliament
Initiated by Linda Hume-Sastre from St. Catharines, Ontario, on November 21, 2016, at 10:19 a.m. (EDT)
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Angioplasty
Experimental methods
Health screening
Information collection
Medical research
Multiple sclerosis
Neurological disorders
Government Response Tabled

Petition to the Minister of Health

Whereas:
  • The cause of Multiple Sclerosis (MS), and other neurovascular/neurological conditions, is unknown;
  • Recent research has shown that the covering around the brain (meninges) has a lymphatic system intended to protect it and to drain and cleanse it of impurities and that this system contains immune cells so the immune system, activated by impurities behaves as it should; and
  • The proper working of this lymphatic system depends on drainage through lymphatic vessels in the meninges and the draining veins (the jugular veins, the vertebral veins running down the back of the neck and the azygos vein in the chest) which must be open and draining properly.
We, the undersigned, citizens or residents of Canada, call upon the Minister of Health to urge provincial and territorial health ministers to provide
1. Access to testing of the jugular, vertebral and azygos veins for people with Multiple Sclerosis and with neurological diseases such as Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) and Dementia generally;
2. Access to interventional radiologists to perform angioplasty (commonly used now for venous obstructions) on these veins if the testing indicates abnormalities that impede blood flow to and from the brain;
3. Collection of data from patients before treatment to establish baselines and follow-up and collection of data after treatment;
4. Data collected to Health Canada for dissemination; and
5. Research funding into the vascular connection to all neurological diseases.
Saanich—Gulf Islands
Green Party
British Columbia
Petition presented to the House of Commons on April 3, 2017 (Petition No. 421-01232)
Government response tabled on May 17, 2017 (Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-01)
Open for signature : November 21, 2016, at 10:19 a.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature : March 21, 2017, at 10:19 a.m. (EDT)
Province / Territory
Signatures
Alberta
79
British Columbia
140
Manitoba
24
New Brunswick
30
Newfoundland and Labrador
9
Nova Scotia
62
Ontario
468
Prince Edward Island
2
Quebec
73
Saskatchewan
41
Other Countries
16
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