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Guillain-Barré Syndrome: Symptoms, Causes & Treatments

Guillain-Barré syndrome is a rare form of autoimmune disorder that damages your peripheral nerves. As a result, these parts can’t transmit signals efficiently as usual. The condition often occurs from your legs to your trunk and might even affect your respiratory system, triggering nearly complete paralysis. These sensations would spread quickly and cause some serious issues. Most people with Guillain-Barré syndrome must be hospitalized for treatments. Keep reading this guide to learn more about the symptoms, causes, and treatments for this health issue.

5 Symptoms of Guillain-Barré Syndrome

Tingling Sensations

The first sign of Guillain-Barré syndrome is the tingling sensation in your limbs. It often starts in the legs and then spread gradually to other parts of the body, such as face and arms. This is caused by damages in your brain, which might get abnormal sensory signals from other areas. Thus, it leads to spontaneous and unexplained sensations like insects or bugs crawling under your skin. If left untreated for an extended period, these sensations would cause paralysis of the face muscles, arms, and legs. [1]