Dear Mukunda, I am about to see a new client with the below disease. I will do the muscle and ROM tests, and will look to designing a program to strenghten and meditate, would like to hear any recommendations you may have. Thank you and hope you are well, tatiana
Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (CIDP)
is a neurological disorder characterized by progressive weakness and impaired sensory function in the legs and arms. The disorder, which is sometimes called chronic relapsing polyneuropathy, is caused by damage to the myelin sheath (the fatty covering that wraps around and protects nerve fibers) of the peripheral nerves. Although it can occur at any age and in both genders, CIDP is more common in young adults, and in men more so than women. It often presents with symptoms that include tingling or numbness (beginning in the toes and fingers), weakness of the arms and legs, loss of deep tendon reflexes (areflexia), fatigue, and abnormal sensations. CIDP is closely related to Guillain-Barre syndrome and it is considered the chronic counterpart of that acute disease.