What is the life expectancy of someone with Guillain-Barre Syndrome?

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The life expectancy of someone who has recovered from GBS is generally the same as anyone else. There is a very small chance of having a re-occurrence of GBS. It is very important to receive the correct medical care and immunoglobin therapy in the early stage of the illness as this can influence the speed and extent of of recovery. Complications that can endanger the life of a person with GBS are generally controlled while in the ICU, and these include difficulty breathing and high blood pressure.

Posted Apr 26, 2017 by AM 1211
I'm hoping it's a normal life expectancy. I'm about 95% recovered and hoping everything I want to do.

Posted Apr 26, 2017 by james ventura 1501
Guillain–Barré syndrome is a life-threatening disease that needs immediate attention in order to prevent further ascending of paralysis. When treatment is started early, complications are reduced and prognosis is good. Remissions also do not affect the life expectancy of patients.

Posted Apr 27, 2017 by Totta 1180
IF 80-90% RECOVERED IT SHOULD NOT LESSEN LIFE EXPETANCY. DANGERS OF FALLING IF POOR RECOVERY MAY COMPLICATE THE SAFETY AND DANGER OF INJURY. The injuyr sustained from gbs like lung damage or any other orgaan damage including the heart may lessen or create a poor life expetancy and or comfort of life after returning home. The IVIg and Plasma exchange in some cases make a difference in the progession of GBS if Caught early enough.

Posted May 9, 2017 by Bob 1650
30 years or more. Delay in seeking medical attention.

Posted Sep 3, 2017 by James 2825
Same as that of a normal human being without GBS

Posted Sep 9, 2017 by Barb 1100
I think If you keep moving the best you can. Eat healthy and keep a good attitude the life expectancy is the same as anyone else's

Posted Sep 10, 2017 by Connie 2000
I feel the same as anyone without GBS , we are different now but can live on.

Posted Sep 10, 2017 by Rex McKinley 1200
Life expectancy is the same as it was before you got GBS

Posted Sep 10, 2017 by Debra 2000
I've read 2-5% of GBS patients do not survive the onset or short-term complications, usually due to respiratory failure. Though the long-term complications from GBS can definitely impact longevity, I haven't seen any statistics that define exactly why life expectancy was shortened. But the GBS patient may suffer poor balance, poor strength, poor stamina, poor sensitivity to touch or temperature. So it's easy to foresee that GBS patients may have increased likelihood to experience serious injuries (ladder falls, stairs falls, bathtub falls), or sometimes fatal accidents (driving, swimming, bathing), or death due to complications from those & other accidents. Others will get fully well from GBS & as far as I know experience normal longevity.

Posted Sep 11, 2017 by Denny 2300
In most cases GBS will not shorten your life at all.

Posted Oct 1, 2017 by John 2070
Normal life expectancy

Posted Oct 28, 2017 by Kath Donaldson 2065
No different from any other person.

Posted Nov 18, 2017 by Orangandi 950
I had GBS 6 years ago and i made 100% recovery. The only residual effects are that when I get cold I trap nerve easily and can lead to head aches.
I anticipate a long and healthy life i eat well and exercise. Keep your mind healthy and the rest will follow.

Posted Nov 30, 2017 by Jason 100
It is hard to say how long a person with GBS will live because every case is so different! I am 70 and don’t see any reason not to live to an old age! I had Gbs for the first time at 49 had an almost full recovery! Then I had it again at 64 and I am still recovering still get tired and feet and lower legs re numb but I am walking without any aides I use a can outside as if I trip I might need it! But I do feel that I can have a long life.

Posted Dec 4, 2017 by Kathi 200
I am not sure as to the life expectancy of someone with Guillain-Barre. It also depends on when in life it’s contracted. I hope a very long time.

Posted Sep 8, 2019 by Tara32473 2570
There are great chances of living a full life with GBS. I don’t intend on dying any younger because I came down with this.
There are certain complications that some sufferers must watch out for but that is individual to individual.
There is also new ways to treat pain as well as other complications being developed everyday.

Posted Sep 9, 2019 by Joe Wojtanowski 2500
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The life expectancy is equal to that of any person, unless they have been left with severe injuries and I don't know about progress

Posted Apr 27, 2017 by Adriana 1000
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I have not heard that it affects the life expectancy.

Posted Apr 27, 2017 by Carolina 1100
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The life expectancy is like any other mortal

Posted Apr 27, 2017 by Analia 1000
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Can be the 80% depends on the intensity that you have given

Posted Sep 10, 2017 by Marta 2000
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It is very difficult to stay without walking , be unable to do things , sometimes the show thinks q will never go back to normal, but everyday we see progress and this encourages us to have more hope!

Posted Sep 14, 2017 by RARIANA 1500
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The mortality rate is less than 10%. It still depends upon the severity of GBS, the age at which one has been reached and the country in which it is treated (without ventilation the patient died). Once cured and in spite of +or - of the sequelae of the patient's life expectancy does not change.

Posted Oct 19, 2017 by Nicolas 3250

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