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October 1, 2009 at 7:29 pm

I have racked my brain over this matter and I suspect intuitively that environmental factors play a part.
Main Stream Smoke, Second Hand Smoke, Pesticides, Heavy Metals, Undercooked Chicken, Smog, Air Pollution, Vaccinations, Antibiotics.
Maybe a combination of systemic issues and environmental factors are the cause.
CIDP has been associated with Diabetes, but nothing has been proven conclusively.
Pesticides are everywhere Grocery Stores, Big Box Stores, Restaurants and Apartment Complexes, Condos, Townhouses, and Warehouses.
I have never smoked but have been exposed to a lot of second hand smoke over the years. They started spraying pigeon pesticide where I live about the same time as the CIDP reared it’s ugly head. Arsenic and pesticides can be found sometimes in food and water.
Some smokers get Buerger’s disease and others don’t. Why?

Great Question

October 1, 2009 at 7:10 pm

I have racked my brain over this for a long time and I intuitively suspect that something environmental is going on, although not everyone reacts the same way to all the poisons out there.
Second Hand Smoke, Main Stream Smoke, Pesticides, Arsenic, Lead, Mercury and all the Heavy Metals, Undercooked Chicken, Vaccinations, Smog, Exhaust Fumes.
CIDP has been associated with Diabetes but nothing has been proved conclusively.
Pesticides are everywhere, Grocery Stores, Restaurants, Big Box Stores,
Housing Complexes and you name it.
Maybe these disease are a combination of systemic and environmental factors.
Certain smokers get Buerger’s disease, but not others. Why? The only way to stop the progression of Buerger’s disease is for the individual to stop smoking.
I have never smoked, but have been exposed to a lot of second hand smoke.
My neuro ran a million blood tests. I ‘m curious about getting a heavy metals test done. Maybe it was the pest control co. using something to eliminate the pigeons around here. I think I got CIPD about that same time.
I Just don’t know.

Great question!

October 14, 2006 at 2:12 pm

What a wonderful question! I’ve noticed a big decrease in my balance since GBS. I keep working on improving. Puting socks on while standing on the other leg, walking on the curbs instead of the ground (okay, there is still some kid in the old crone) and anything else I can think of at the time. Sometimes I’m very good, somethimes I’m not. Sigh. It could be so much worse, I’m so thankful for what I have.