Reply To: Father with Axonal GBS- No change after 3+ months

October 24, 2015 at 3:33 pm

Eric, the purpose of a tilt table is to accustom a patient who has been bedridden for a long time to being upright again. This is a very important part of therapy. The heart becomes weaker during a prolonged period of immobility, and it must be strengthened in order to stand, or even sit upright. Otherwise, the patient will have too low blood pressure and be lightheaded and subject to fainting.

It is best to go with the treatment plan of the physical therapist. There is a reason for everything they do.