How Loneliness Can Trigger Autoimmune Diseases like CIDP
Loneliness has been associated with an increased risk for autoimmune diseases. This has important implications for people who suffer from CIDP.
Is There a Link Between CIDP and Obesity?
A high calorie diet and higher obesity in the body seems to be associated with a higher risk of autoimmune chronic inflammatory diseases like CIDP. By Shiraz Abbas Autoimmune diseases like CIDP (Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy) are disorders characterized by the immune system attacking its own body, treating it like an invading pathogen. Unfortunately, up […]
Is There a Link Between Oral Hygiene and Autoimmune Diseases?
We know how gut bacteria can trigger autoimmune inflammatory diseases, but there is also a growing link between the bacteria in your mouth and your inflammatory disease.
How Your Circadian Rhythm May Influence Your CIDP
Your circadian rhythm may affect how you respond to treatment drugs related to your CIDP and your overall recovery from CIDP neuropathy. By Shiraz Abbas We previously wrote how lack of sleep could affect your CIDP. Circadian rhythms also seem to play a role. Circadian rhythms have to do with the 24-hour light/dark cycles of […]
Tai Chi May Help with CIDP Symptoms
Tai Chi is a mind-body exercise and recent studies have shown that it can help with chronic inflammation in the body, a key marker of CIDP neuropathy.
Acupuncture May Help with CIDP
Although the science is not set yet, acupuncture may show some promise in helping with autoimmune diseases like CIDP. By Shiraz Abbas Acupuncture is an alternative form of medicine that involves needles that are pricked into the body. Acupuncture is a key component of traditional Chinese medicine or otherwise known as TCM. Acupuncture has been […]
CIDP and Emotional Health
Emotional health can sometimes be the most difficult part of dealing with CIDP. Here is some advice on managing the emotional difficulties of having to live with CIDP. By Shiraz Abbas Living with CIDP is hard. The physical pain is relentless and pain medication isn’t always effective. If the pain isn’t enough, movement is another […]
Can Smoking Trigger CIDP or Make it Worse?
Smoking has been linked to a variety of illnesses, but it may be making your CIDP symptoms worse. By Shiraz Abbas Over the last few decades, there have been many proven reports on the ill effects of smoking. These range from lung cancer to heart disease and stroke. But what about its effects on autoimmune […]