Some studies appear to show a link between Altzheimer's and the Herpes virus though the significance of this link is not yet clear. Presumably there could be a similar link with other kinds of dementia. Dr. Itzhaki, a British based researcher who has helped to establish the link, has concluded, "Our present data suggest that this virus is a major cause of amyloid plaques and hence probably a significant etiological factor in Alzheimer's disease. They point to the usage of antiviral agents to treat the disease and possibly of vaccination to prevent it." Sadly, it appears that further research has stalled because of lack of funding.
Saturday, 15 October 2011
Possible causes/contributory factors 2
As I said, S has had many blood tests over the years and evidence of various different viruses has been found. Amongst these are Herpes types 1 and 2. It's common to say that type 1 affects areas above the waist and type 2 below but when you look into it they both seem able to cause problems at different places in the body, and they are implicated in lots of diseases, though this does not seem as well-known as it should be - probably because medical science, and big pharma, have very little to offer by way of eliminating them or even lessening their effects.