Exercise and CIDP

Exercise Can Be an Anti-Inflammatory For Your CIDP

Exercise has many benefits. It may trigger an anti-inflammatory response in your body and help you with your CIDP type neuropathy.

By Shiraz Abbas

Exercise has many benefits from weight loss to reducing the rates of certain disease. Although exercise, particularly weight training, can trigger inflammation in the body, the inflammation is controlled and is quickly countered by the body’s anti-inflammatory response. This is important healing information for people who suffer from CIDP type neuropathy.

According to a study conducted by the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, one session of moderate exercise can have anti-inflammatory effects. This is encouraging for people who have chronic inflammatory diseases like ulcerative colitis and CIDP.

According to other studies, a simple 20-minute exercise could work up the immune system and bring about an anti-inflammatory response in the body. More specifically, blood samples showed that after an exercise session, there were higher concentrations of the protein TNF, which produces anti-inflammatory response from the body.

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Inflammation is a normal part of immune function. But chronic inflammation can lead to many kinds of health conditions, such as cancer, diabetes, auto-immune diseases and even stroke. An important note to take from this study is that no intense or long exercise is needed in order to induce the anti-inflammatory responses of the body, only 20 minutes of light exercise is enough.

If you have a chronic inflammatory condition like CIDP type neuropathy, consult with your doctor on safe kinds of exercises you can perform to help you with your health condition.

Shiraz Abbas is the founder and manager of the CIDP Neuropathy Support Group. He is also one of the main community educators of IVIG therapy. He resides in Fresno, California. Shiraz can be contacted through our free CIDP advice service at 1-855-782-0574.

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