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Causes Of Cidp
Mono or Polyclonal: High levels of immunoglobulins (hypergammaglobulinemia) can be monoclonal (specific) - due to malignant proliferation of plasma cells or lymphocytes as in myeloma or waldenstrom's macroglobulinemia. Polyclonal (many types) hypergammaglobulinemia is a benign condition due to infection, inflammation causing non-specific gamma globulin production such as in hepatitis, immune and allergic disorders. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Too numerous: There are so many different symptoms based on which body system is affected by the particular autoimmune disease. For example, psoriasis affects the skin but can also affect the joints. Rheumatoid arthritis affects the joints but can also affect the lungs. Lupus erythematosus can affect multiple organ systems. The symptoms generally follow the organ systems but non-specific fatigue is common. ...Read more
Many Causes: Peripheral neuropathy can be a debilitating and frustrating symptom that usually represents an underlying disorder including, but not limited to, diabetes, spinal stenosis, exposure to toxic chemicals, chemotherapy, iron deficiency anema, vitamin B12 deficiency, cancer, lyme disease, hypothyroidism, and neurological disorders (i.e. Ms). Its important to get a thorough work-up to get a diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
There are many: There are too many to list. You have to be more specific about the disease or the symptoms. ...Read more
It is a condition: Myoclunus just means jumping or jerking limbs. Usually it is the legs but can be any muscle. At night it may wake you up causing daytime fatigue. It can occur by itself or be part of a number of conditions where nerves in the head are not communicating with the nerves in the spine such as ms, head injury or pinched spinal nerves. Have a neurologist evaluate. ...Read more
Movement & Behavior: The cause of huntington's disease is a genetic mutation on chromosome 4. Major symptoms are changes in behavior, e.g., hallucinations, irritability, moodiness and psychosis, and abnormal movements including extra facial and limb movements and loss of coordination, dementia, and eventually impairments of speech and swallowing. More information: huntington's disease society of america: www.Hdsa.Or. ...Read more
Not known yet: The cause seems to be a combination of genetics (different immune defects) and environmental triggers. The subtypes of crohn's disease may also have different immune defects, and for this reason people may respond differently to treatments. Though much more is known now about cd, we still don't know the cause. But stress and some foods can make it worse. Decreasing stressors can help a lot. ...Read more
Anemia: Really need provide more info concerning age, other conditions- diabetes, heart disease, . The. Most common i encounter are patients with chronic kidney disease. As kidney function decreases, signals to none marrow to produce blood decreased. Kidneys also controll blood pressues, etc. Generally, the body adapts to this type of anemia, treatment only when treatment needed. Other diseases. Space limi. ...Read more
Many: Presaging cluster of problems with metabolic syndrome is Insulin resistance associated with an apple build, weight on the middle. Insulin in excess amounts is inflammatory. Then issues such as hirsuitism, pcos, may develop in women, followed by hyperglycemia during pregnancy. Afterwards, men and women may see lipid alterations (high triglycerides, and low HDL levels. \bp problems and type 2dm comes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many factors: There are many factors, some are 1 peoples resistant to get their children and themselves immunized due to ignorance 2 international travel which brings infectious disease from under developed countries to others 3 new unexpected disease like h1n1 4 over use of antibiotics causing resistant organisms. ...Read more
Usually cold: Raynauds involves cold or stress induced vasospasm of small vessels in hands and feet. It is really more of an annoyance than a harmful problem. Calcium channel blockers are the most common medication that physicians use to treat the symptoms of raynauds. The main drawback is the side effects from these medicines. Keeping your hands and feet warm remains the best treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Genetics and enviro: It is a combination of genetics and the right enviromental triggers. We do not know all these triggers yet, but some people may the genes, but never have them turned on despite being exposed to a trigger. Hope that helps. ...Read more
Too many to list: Chronic headaches could be due to many things. Your doctor should be able to narrow it down to the more likely reasons. ...Read more
What kind of test can diagnose Peripheral neuropathy- Paraneoplastic syndromes of the nervous system?
Physical & labs: If physical exam suggests peripheral neuropathy, the workup will include assays for a few of the paraneoplastic autoantibodies known to cause it, and a diligent search for an underlying cancer should be undertaken. This is a difficult workup for physician and patient alike, and I wish you luck. Stay proactive. ...Read more
Anisocytosis, having: Red blood cells (rbc's) of different sizes, can be caused by iron deficiency & sickle cell anemias, folate (folic acid) or vitamin B12 deficiency, autoimmune hemolytic anemia, cytotoxic chemotherapy, chronic liver disease, myelodysplastic syndrome, thalassemia major, & thalassemia intermedia. The unequal-sized rbc's are small in some of these disorders & large in others. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can emotional trauma cause autoimmune response in your body? My son has CIDP could emotional trauma have disturbed his system?
Nerve disease: Chronic inflammatory polyneuropathy polyneuropathy - chronic inflammatory; cidp; chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy chronic inflammatory polyneuropathy involves nerve swelling and irritation (inflammation) that leads to a loss of strength or sensation. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001781/. ...Read more
See comments: Cidp is an autoimmune disorder predominantly affecting the myelin coverings of the peripheral nerves, and can readily be controlled in over 80% of people by monthly ivig (intravenous immune globulin) infusions. Life span would not be shortened if the disorder is appropriately managed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
NOT USUALLY: Cidp differs from guillain-barre, and may well be less dangerous to life and limb. Does typically present with bilateral proximal and distal limb weakness, and some sensory problems, but cranial nerve involvement is inconstant, and respiratory compromise is unlikely, and best considered rare. ...Read more
Not directly: Cidp affects motor nerve function, and typically does not disturb the autonomic nervous system directly. Secondary weakness or sensory issues do occur, which could interfere, and medication adverse events could influence sexual function, but most of this can be readily stabilized, allowing resumption of normal activity. ...Read more
Will address CIDP: Short for chronic inflammatory demyelinating poly-radiculo-neuritis, an immune condition of the peripheral nervous system. If you do have it, and we have seen it associated with diabetes, it should best be treated with intravenous immune globulin. Should do just fine and live a normal life if all of this is treated and controlled. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy is not premalignant and i've never heard of it being a warning of hidden cancer. But it is very troublesome. Congratulations are in order for your physicians for making the call -- it is often missed. I hope that you are able to get proper care -- much is available but it is intense and costly. Good luck. ...Read more
Absolutely: You'll need to go to a4m.Com and use physician locator to find a local functional medicine doc who has training in doing this correctly by using a heavy metal challenge with captomer or similar testing. Regular blood work won't suffice. I would also suggest looking at other toxins and food allergens - anything that can lead to inflammation and/or autoimmune issues. Get going! ...Read more
IVIG & CIDP: IVIG is a special immune-modulatory treatment used for illnesses like myasthenia, AIDP (Guillain-Barre), and CIDP. CIDP is an illness that causes numbness and weakness by affected the nerves of the body. Trouble walking is a common problem with CIDP. It is a long-term, progressive condition that is sometimes mitigated by IVIG. ...Read more
Individualized supps: To the best of my knowledge there is no research to help answer your question, but that does not mean vitamins can't help. Cidp is an autoimmune disease & vitamins help with similar illnesses. Autoimmune disease is caused by a combination of genetic predisposition, environmental toxins & infection. These must all be addressed.Please hit the tap button below to see my comments-not enough space here! ...Read more
Nerve studies: Typically, if the history and symptoms are suspicious for CIDP, your doc will have you undergo electrodiagnostic studies like electromyography where there are specific findings that point toward confirming the diagnosis. Sometimes you will also have a lumbar puncture to study the cerebrospinal fluid and a nerve biopsy. These are all more diagnostic than blood tests. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not necessary but: It is not necessary to continue ivig treatment in patients withchronic inflammatory demyelenating polyneuropathy there are other drugs like steroids, immunosuppressant drugs, plasmaphoresis and physiotherapy. Ivig is the initial treatment.But every case is different and depends on the response to therapy.Discuss with your treating doctors what is best for you. ...Read more
I was declared cidp and has vit d deficiency.No heridetary.Took vit d for 7 days last year.Got relaxed.Again facing problem after a year.
What's the question?: If you meant that you took vit d3 for just 7 days for a deficiency, it would be far from sufficient. In fact it will likely take 2 months of daily 5000 u just to get you to the optimal level. Most people need about 2000 u daily as maintenance. You can buy vit d3 2000 u at about a nickel a day. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
He has been diagonized with CIDP. He cannot walk but now he. Is also getting hallucinations. Is Hallucination something to do with his CIDP problem?
A support forum: Reading this and perhaps using the forum to ask more may help. It seems this can happen to others too. I hope this helps. It must be difficult. https://forum.gbs-cidp.org/topic/hallucinations/ ...Read more
How does one differentiate between MS and cidp? I have cognitive/emotional deficits, but my neuro says cidp is inconsistent with those symptoms. True?
MS or CIDP?: Yes, that is true. CIDP would not cause cognitive or emotional deficits. CIDP should cause diminished reflexes, numbness or weakness in a distribution affecting lower legs and hands, and can be found by nerve conduction testing. MS may cause a variety of symptoms, and is often found by brain MRI testing and spinal tap. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers