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What is ivig treatment for cidp?

What is ivig treatment for cidp?

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

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What're current treatments for dermatomyositis?

What're current treatments for dermatomyositis?

A variety: There can be many depending on the manifestations: corticosteriods are the most common, methotrexate, other cytotoxic drugs, biologics, intravenous gammaglobulin and most recently acthargel (acth) injections. These are used in concert with physical therapy, assistive devices like canes and walkers. Specific therapy will depend on your type of dermatomyositis and your manifestations. ...Read more

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What treatments are available for myelitis?

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What treatments are available for myelitis?

Myelitis: Treatment of inflammation of the spinal cord is that of the offending agent such as measles or polio virus, & use of steroids. ...Read more

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Ayurvedic treatment for behcets syndrome?

Ayurvedic treatment for behcets syndrome?

No: There is no clinical evidence that this approach has any value for behcet's. ...Read more

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Any non-medical treatments for Parkinson's disease?

Any non-medical treatments for Parkinson's disease?

Like what?: Exercises and physical activities are recommended but no so called alternative medicine treatment has been shown to benefit the patient beyond placebo effect which by the way can be useful in some cases ! ...Read more

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What are the treatment options for refractory celiac disease?

What are the treatment options for refractory celiac disease?

Compliance is key: The first step is to make sure you are truly following a gluten-free diet. Gluten can hide in substances like beer and some pills. Consult with a dietician to make sure. If this is still a problem, consult with a gastroenterologist to perform other tests to make sure there's no other inflammatory process going on or other causes. There's a medicine called "budesonide" they may try. ...Read more

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What alternative treatments exist for patients with gastrinoma?

What alternative treatments exist for patients with gastrinoma?

Chemotherapy: Other than surgery medication including chemotherapy can be used, depending on the histology and aggressiveness of the tumor. ...Read more

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What are the treatments for chronic Lyme disease?

What are the treatments for chronic Lyme disease?

Once: earlier stages treated with proper ABX, then chronic could be treated like inflammatory arthritis. ...Read more

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What are effective treatments for myelodysplastic syndromes (mds)?

What are effective treatments for myelodysplastic syndromes (mds)?

Treatment options: As mentioned it depends on the clinical situation. Sometimes treatment is just with observation, transfusions when needed. Drugs called growth factors can be used in some situations. There are some chemotherapy drugs that are effective and for aggressive cases a stem cell transplant can be used. ...Read more

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Is cortisone given for multiple sclerosis treatment?

Is cortisone given for multiple sclerosis treatment?

MS relapses: Steroids such as cortisone can be used to treat relapses, but should not be used chronically due to adverse event potential. These drugs should only be used briefly to reverse a flare. ...Read more

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What are some treatment options for fibromyalgia?

What are some treatment options for fibromyalgia?

Exercise and meds: The best way to manage fibro is with mild daily aerobic exercise. However if you need further help, there are some new medications approved for the treatment of fibromyalgia. Since they require a prescription, you will have to see your doctor to get them. ...Read more

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Are there treatment guidelines for myelodysplastic syndromes?

Are there treatment guidelines for myelodysplastic syndromes?

Yes: Nccn, a nationaly recognized organization publishes guidlines for the treatments of all malignancies including mds. ...Read more

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Are there treatment options for ramsay hunt syndrome?

Are there treatment options for ramsay hunt syndrome?

Herpes meds: Ramsay hunt is a variant of herpes facial neuritis. Many cases of bell's palsy are also caused by herpes. The virus lives in the trigeminal ganglion and can be activated to produce severe symptoms. Just facial weakness is bells. Facial weakness with hearing loss vertigo and numbness of face tongue and mouth is ramsay hunt. No cure but may be modified with herpes meds. ...Read more

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Are there treatments for wernicke-korsakoff syndrome?

Are there treatments for wernicke-korsakoff syndrome?

No: In the acute phase, generous administration of thiamine is the key. Once the damage has been done, nothing will reverse it. I knew a korsakoff's victim who was very happy living in a protected environment and telling folks he was vice-president of a steel corporation; he still had friends and shared warmth. If someone you love is so affected, you have my sympathy. Be kind. ...Read more

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Treatments for hyperthyroidism?

Treatments for hyperthyroidism?

I131 or pills: Most endocrinologists recommend radioiodine, but some like to use pills. Unfortunately the pills rarely give you a permanent cure. Radioiodine does, but can result in hypothyroidism. Discuss with an endocrinologist. ...Read more

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What are some treatment options for post polio syndrome?

What are some treatment options for post polio syndrome?

Physical therapy: Weakness, poor balance, and pain are the more common symptoms. Cure is not possible, but good management is possible. You need a good therapy program and appropriate braces and equipment to be as functional as possible. Pain relief is very important. ...Read more

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What alternative treatments exist for patients with gallbladder cancer?

What alternative treatments exist for patients with gallbladder cancer?

None: Surgery is the only method of achieving cure for gallbladder cancer. When not discovered incidentally during routine gallbladder surgery, gallbladder cancer usually presents in advanced stages. Therefore even with surgery, chances of total cure are low. Chemotherapy and radiation therapy, though used, have not proven to be very successful in treating this disease. ...Read more

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What are treatments for leukocytoclastic vasculitis?

What are treatments for leukocytoclastic vasculitis?

Depends: If it is just skin, topical steroids may work. Other times if serious, systemic steroids, methotrexate, Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide) or even Dapsone or thalidomide are useful, very rarely. ...Read more

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What treatments are there for chronic depression?

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What treatments are there for chronic depression?

Chronic dep.: Psychotherapy, antidepressants, support groups, life style changes, meditation, yoga, dbs, ect, are some interventions. ...Read more

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What are the best treatments for cidp?

Cidp: Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy tx is with corticosteroids, immunosuppressants & plasmophoresis. ...Read more

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What is ivig treatment for cidp?

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

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Do I have to keep getting ivig treatments if I am diagnosed with cidp?

Do I have to keep getting ivig treatments if I am diagnosed with cidp?

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

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I either have mmn or cidp. I get ivig 2 days a month My sensory nerves are getting better but my motor nerves aren't is there additional treatment ?

 I either have mmn or cidp. I get ivig 2 days a month  My sensory nerves  are getting better but my motor nerves aren't is there additional treatment ?

YOU NEED TO KNOW: Points to emphasize: 70% respond to IVIG, it may take many months to stabilize strength, over time may be best to consider additions of Cell-cept or Imuran (azathioprine) to the IVIG, MMN is different from CIDP and needs to be specifically pinned down. If you are not improving, time for a second opinion at a nearby medical school. ...Read more

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Can cidp effect your sex life?

Can cidp effect your sex life?

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

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Will cidp and diabetes shorten life span.

Will cidp and diabetes shorten life span.

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 more

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Is there a cure for cidp or ibm. I have both?

Is there a cure for cidp or ibm. I have both?

CIDP THERAPY: Cidp or chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy is an inflammatory disease which damages the myelin sheaths around nerves.. This can lead to muscle weakness and impaired motor control. Treatments available include steroids which help alleviate the symptoms. ...Read more

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Is there any connection between cidp and lupus?

Is there any connection between cidp and lupus?

Not really: Both conditions are immune-mediated and inflammatory and thus can be treated with immunosuppressive medications. However, cidp and lupus erythematosus are unrelated. The first line treatments and prognoses are quite different. ...Read more

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What's the difference between gbs, cidp and ms?

What's the difference between gbs, cidp and ms?

PNS vrs CNS: Both guilllain-barre and cidp are inflammatory immune peripheral neuropathies affecting nerves in arms, legs, and face directly. Ms affects the central nervous system, and attacks brain and spinal cord. ...Read more

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I have cidp and I wonder if it can turn into cancer?

I have cidp and I wonder if it can turn into cancer?

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

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Should people with cidp be checked for heavy metal poisoning?

Should people with cidp be checked for heavy metal poisoning?

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

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Does cidp reduce your lifespan?

Does cidp reduce your lifespan?

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 more

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Does cidp have a support ribbon color?

Does cidp have a support ribbon color?

Neuropathy: Peripheral neuropathy generally uses the purple ribbon. I wish there were something even more effective than a ribbon to alert the public and physician alike to chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy -- it gets missed too often. ...Read more

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Are breathing issues common with cidp?

Are breathing issues common with cidp?

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

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Does anyone know what vitamins may help with cidp nerve disease?

Does anyone know what vitamins may help with cidp nerve disease?

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

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IF CIDP disease is suspected, what blood or lab tests show be done?

IF CIDP disease is suspected, what blood or lab tests show be done?

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 more

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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.

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 more

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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?

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

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How does one differentiate between MS and cidp? I have cognitive/emotional deficits, but my neuro says cidp is inconsistent with those symptoms. True?

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 more

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