CIDP (Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy) is a neurological disorder characterized by an inflammation in the nerves. The inflammation gradually but progressively destroys the protective covering of the nerves (myelin sheath).
Symptoms can include gradual and progressive weakness, pain and an impaired sensory function in the legs and arms. CIDP is an inflammatory autoimmune disease, meaning that your immune system begins to attack your peripheral nerves. CIDP is related to GBS (Guillain–Barré syndrome).
CIDP is often misdiagnosed as your standard kind of neuropathy. Due to this misdiagnosis, thousands of people suffer endlessly from a disease that can actually be treated and sometimes cured through IVIG infusion if administered properly under the right expert. Call us for free CIDP/GBS advice to learn more.
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Remember that CIDP is an autoimmune disease, meaning that your immune system begins to attack itself. In this case, your body literally attacks your nerves. How does it do this? Many autoimmune diseases are characterized by inflammation which causes progressive damage to the body. Just like Crohn’s disease attacks your small intestine through inflammation, CIDP attacks your nerves by inflamming them.
So why is CIDP so often misdiagnosed? The simple reason is that not all neurologists are CIDP experts, so they simply mistake CIDP neuropathy for your regular kind of neuropathy. Unfortunately, delay in diagnosis can last for months and even years resulting in severe damage to the nerves and the effectiveness of therapy.
CIDP can be treated in several ways, including steroids (prednisone), plasma exchange and immunosuppressant drugs. However, the most promising of these treatments is Intravenous Immunoglobulin therapy or simply known as IVIG treatment or therapy.
IVIG is a form of infusion therapy that is primarily taken from human antibodies. These antibodies help treat autoimmune disorders. IVIG has been a promising treatment for many kinds of autoimmune diseases, such as Crohn’s disease, Ulcerative Colitis and yes, CIDP and GBS. Unfortunately, IVIG sometimes fails because it is not properly administered under the right kind of experts.
Please contact our call center 855-782-0574 to find out more about CIDP/GBS and effective IVIG treatments for CIDP/GBS.