Guillain-Barré syndrome

Can The Paleo Diet Help With CIDP?

The paleo diet can be helpful in the short-term for people with CIDP, but experts do not recommend it as a long term diet. By Shiraz Abbas The paleo diet, also known as the “caveman” diet is the new fad. Many people have claimed that it has cured them their autoimmune diseases like ulcerative colitis […]

CIDP Type Neuropathy and Vitamin B

Vitamin B and Neuropathy

Studies are now suggesting that vitamin B may have an important role in healing or easing the pain of peripheral neuropathy and CIDP type of neuropathy in particular. By Shiraz Abbas Peripheral neuropathy is a disorder of the peripheral nerves. It is often characterized by weakness of limbs, numbness and pain. CIDP type neuropathy is […]

Healing Neuropathy: CIDP, GBS and Bad Gut Bacteria

LPS, a toxin produced by the bad gut bacteria may play an important role in bringing about or exacerbating CIDP and GBS types of neuropathy. Little is known about the relationship between CIDP and bad gut bacteria. CIDP Neuropathy is an autoimmune disease that is characterized by a gradual and progressive destruction of the nerves […]

CIDP and Yoga

CIDP and yoga are not enemies. Yoga is an excellent practice in managing the body’s stress responses and may help ease nerve inflammation in the body. By Shiraz Abbas An acquaintance of mine, let us call her Sarah for privacy reasons, was diagnosed with CIDP (Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy) over a decade ago. She was a […]

Zika Virus and GBS

 CDC Research suggests that Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) is strongly associated with the Zika virus. Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) is an uncommon sickness of the nervous system in which a person’s own immune system damages the nerve cells, causing muscle weakness, and sometimes, paralysis. Several countries that have experienced Zika outbreaks recently have reported increases in people who […]

How is GBS treated?

GBS treatment takes a variegated approach GBS in its early stages is unpredictable, so except in very mild cases, most newly diagnosed patients are hospitalized. Usually, a new case of GBS is admitted to ICU (Intensive Care) to monitor breathing and other body functions until the disease is stabilized. Plasma exchange (a blood “cleansing” procedure) […]

How is GBS diagnosed?

How is GBS or Guillain-Barré syndrome diagnosed? Guillain-Barré is called a syndrome rather than a disease because it is not clear that a specific disease-causing agent is involved. A syndrome is a medical condition characterized by a collection of symptoms (what the patient feels) and signs (what a doctor can observe or measure). The signs […]

What Causes GBS? GBS Is Not Contagious

We don’t know exactly what causes GBS but we know its not contagious! No one yet knows why Guillain-Barré — which is not contagious — strikes some people and not others. Nor does anyone know exactly what sets the disease in motion. What scientists do know is that the body’s immune system begins to attack […]