G B Syndrome

Daya Neuro Physio & Rehabilitation Center

Guillain-Barré (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-Barré syndrome is a medical emergency. Most people with the condition must be hospitalized to receive treatment.

Guillain-Barré 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-Barré syndrome progresses, muscle weakness can evolve into paralysis. Signs and symptoms of Guillain-Barré syndrome may include:

  • Prickling, pins and needles sensations in your fingers, toes, ankles or wrists

  • Weakness in your legs that spreads to your upper body

  • Unsteady walking or inability to walk or climb stairs

  • Difficulty with eye or facial movements, including speaking, chewing or swallowing

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