WHAT IS CIDP DISEASE
Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP) is a disorder that affects your body’s nerves. It happens when myelin, which is an important part of the peripheral nervous sy , is damaged. It disrupts the message transmitted from the brain. Symptoms may vary but the most common is feeling tired and having areas of numbness and pain. This disease doesn’t go away. Eventually, the symptoms come back after a while, that’s why proper treatment is so essential in this condition.
Anyone can be affected by this disease however older adults are more prone to having them. Also, men have a greater chance of getting it than women, around 40,000 men have been affected by this condition.
WHAT ARE THE PROMINENT CAUSES OF CIDP?
Scientists are not sure yet on what causes CIDP, but they believe it occurs due to inflammation of nerves and nerve roots. As myelin, which acts as a protecting cover around the nerves, is destroyed due to swelling. It damages the nerve fiber and decreases the nerve ability to send signals. CIDP is categorized under autoimmune disease as autoimmune disease happens when the body’s natural defence is affected. In simple words when our body’s defence mechanism starts to attack the healthy tissues instead of invading organisms it is referred to as an autoimmune disease. And the causes of autoimmune diseases are not discovered yet.
WHEN TO SEE A DOCTOR?
CIDP begins gradually and becomes acute over time. Different people can experience different symptoms. Symptoms reported are as follows:
- Dizziness and impaired coordination
- Sensory deficit
- Gait abnormalities
- Infection (infrequent)
- Initial limb weakness, both proximal and distal
- Tingling and numbness of hands and feet
- Motor symptoms (usually predominant)
TREATMENT FOR CIDP DISEASE
There are a lot of traditional treatment methods like Immunotherapy, Corticosteroids, etc that have been used to slow down the immune sy from attacking the myelin. But none have been very efficient and long-lasting. On the other hand -based therapies have shown promising results. In -based therapies, the doctors inject healthy s to reset the immune sy . The s are extracted from the blood, fat tissues, etc.
These -based treatments have proved to be long-lasting as the patients who opted for this therapy have not required any additional therapy. The treatment is also safe as your body’s s are used. The s are effective as they are the natural healing resource of our bodies.
If you have observed any of the symptoms you should not ignore it and must consult to get the help from the specialized physicians.