Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS)
If you suffer from the Guillain-Barré syndrome, take the first step towards rehabilitation by visiting PALLADION. The Paralympic medalist Samuel Hyman Goldstein did not give up! He suffered from the Guillain-Barré syndrome while competing in the same year in two sports, winning 2 silver and 1 bronze medals in swimming, as well as 1 bronze medal in tennis! And he achieved all this in the same sports event! Goldstein shows you the way to win, follow it!
In preparing a personalised rehabilitation programme, we consider the following:
- The patient’s history
- Their lifestyle and daily living needs
Their psychological state
Any form of special conditions that may arise during or after the treatment
The PALLADION team is, right from the start, an ally for the person suffering from the Guillain-Barré syndrome, while aiming at improving their functionality.
All therapeutic treatments performed by the interdisciplinary rehabilitation team, to allow patients to regain maximum functioning and autonomy and return to their family, social and working environment.
6 questions about the Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS)
What is the Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS)?
The Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) is a rare neurological autoimmune disease (it occurs in 1-2 in 100,000 people). It is a disease in which the immune system attacks the peripheral nervous system.
What are the first symptoms of the Guillain-Barré syndrome?
Numbness in the legs, which sometimes feels like tingling, is the first symptom. Impaired balance may also be observed due to weakness of the legs. Over the next days, the patient may experience the same symptoms in the upper limbs and have difficulty in holding things with their hands.
What are the most severe effects of the Guillain-Barré syndrome?
When the disease progresses, it causes major attacks to the nervous system and, thus, increasingly larger disturbance to body functions. This means difficulty in speaking, swallowing, and breathing.
At what age does the Guillain-Barré syndrome appear?
The syndrome may appear at any age, but it rarely appears in children. In case of pregnancy, the fetus is at increased risk.
What are the causes of the Guillain-Barré syndrome?
The cause of the syndrome is not known yet. What we do know is that there is an association between the Guillain-Barré syndrome and certain infections, or surgical operations, or even other diseases.
What cutting-edge medical practices are implemented at PALLADION for addressing the Guillain-Barré syndrome?
The objective of the programme is to give the patient their independence back. The syndrome attacks the nervous system, and the nerves, in turn, affect other parts of the body. Therefore, the secret of rehabilitation is an interdisciplinary approach to the condition. The specialised doctors and the rehabilitation team work together with the patient to restore their functionality, with the help of our advanced technological equipment. We all work together so that the patient becomes functional again!