Guillain-Barré (ghee-yan bah-ray) syndrome is a disorder in which the body's immune system attacks part of the peripheral nervous system. The first symptoms of this disorder include varying degrees of weakness or tingling sensations in the legs. In many instances, the weakness and abnormal sensations spread to the arms and upper body. These symptoms can increase in intensity until the muscles cannot be used at all and the patient is almost totally paralyzed. In these cases, the disorder is life-threatening and is considered a medical emergency.
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Guillain-barre Syndrome Symptoms
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... The signs and symptoms of GBS usually appear rapidly over the course of a single day. These may include: Weakness, tingling or loss of sensation that often begins in your feet and legs and spreads to ...
... Doctors and scientists don''t know what causes Guillain-Barre syndrome. However, they believe that GBS is a disorder of the immune system. Research indicates that the immune system may destroy the pro...
Guillain-barre Syndrome Treatment
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... The long-term outlook for most people with GBS is good. About 75 percent to 85 percent of those affected recover completely or have only minor, residual weakness or abnormal sensations such as numbnes...
... There''s no cure for GBS. However, certain therapies can lessen the severity of the illness and accelerate recovery for most people. The general treatment for GBS is supportive care to help with activ...
Guillain-barre Syndrome Support
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... Living with a physical disability presents daily challenges. Some of these suggestions may make it easier for you to cope: Set priorities. Decide which tasks you need to do on a given day and which ca...
Guillain-barre Syndrome Other
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... Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS) is a disorder in which the body''s immune system attacks parts of the peripheral nervous system. The peripheral nervous system is a network of nerves throughout the body,...
Source: Cleveland Clinic
... What is Guillain-Barrè syndrome? Guillain-Barrè (ghee-yan bah-ray) syndrome is a disorder in which the body''s immune system attacks part of the peripheral nervous system. The first symptoms of this d...
Source: Cleveland Clinic
Guillain-barre Syndrome Articles
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... Dysautonomia refers to a disorder of autonomic nervous system (ANS) function. Most physicians view dysautonomia in terms of failure of the sympathetic or parasympathetic components of the ANS, but dys...
- Guillain-Barre Syndrome Information Page
... Guillain-Barré (ghee-yan bah-ray) syndrome is a disorder in which the body's immune system attacks part of the peripheral nervous system. The first symptoms of this disorder include varying...
- Miller Fisher Syndrome Information Page
... Miller Fisher syndrome is a rare, acquired nerve disease that is considered to be a variant of Guillain-Barré syndrome. It is characterized by abnormal muscle coordination, paralysis of the eye...