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Guillain-Barre (gee-YAH-buh-RAY) syndrome is a rare disorder in which your body’s immune system attacks your nerves. Weakness and tingling in your extremities are usually the first symptoms.

These sensations can quickly spread, eventually paralyzing your whole body. In its most severe form, Guillain-Barre syndrome is a medical emergency. Most people with the condition must be hospitalized to receive treatment.

The exact cause of Guillain-Barre syndrome is unknown. But it is often preceded by an infectious illness such as a respiratory infection or the stomach flu.

There’s no known cure for Guillain-Barre syndrome, but several treatments can ease symptoms and reduce the duration of the illness. Most people recover from Guillain-Barre syndrome, though some may experience lingering effects from it, such as weakness, numbness or fatigue.

Guillain-Barre syndrome often begins with tingling and weakness starting in your feet and legs and spreading to your upper body and arms. In about half of people with the disorder, symptoms begin in the arms or face. As Guillain-Barre syndrome progresses, muscle weakness can evolve into paralysis.

Source: Mayoclinic

  1. March 17, 2019

    Yes, this is true because one of my close friends has this syndrome, which is the condition and is triggered by an acute bacterial or viral infection.Symptoms of this starts as weakness and tingling in the feet and legs that spread to the upper body and paralysis can occur. Special blood treatments can relieve symptoms, but we used to take this to the physiotherapist for regular exercises and treatments, which really helped to improve his condition.

  2. March 23, 2019

    Helpful writing! I have no idea about it before today. Guillain-Barré syndrome is a rare but serious autoimmune disease of the peripheral nervous system. Most people with Guillain-Barré syndrome experienced some form of viral or bacterial infection before the onset of symptoms. Thanks and keep posting thing slike this.

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