According to the research, common variable immune deficiency (CVID) is an immunodeficiency syndrome affecting one among 25,000 people. Since, the frequency is high; it is termed as a 'common' disease. The adjective "Variable" is added to the terminology because thee serum level of the immunoglobulins differs from one patient to another.

In this article you will read about the recovery period for common variable immune deficiency (CVID), prognosis/ outlook, prevention, coping and yoga for common variable immune deficiency (CVID).

Recovery Period for Common Variable Immune Deficiency (CVID)

There is no specific recovery period for common variable immune deficiency (CVID). The recovery is ongoing. It is difficult to predict whether a patient is suffering from common variable immune deficiency (CVID). Similar signs and symptoms could occur due to other diseases as well. If common variable immune deficiency (CVID) is correctly diagnosed, it is possible to recover from the symptoms without any hassles. One of the most important aspects of the common variable immune deficiency (CVID) treatment is the management of the disease. If the symptoms are handled in a proper manner, the life expectancy of the patient would increase.

Recovery Period for Common Variable Immune Deficiency

Prognosis/Outlook for Common Variable Immune Deficiency (CVID)

The prognosis or outlook for common variable immune deficiency (CVID) depends on too many external factors which we cannot always control. People suffering from common variable immune deficiency (CVID) can survive for a longer period of time if they are not suffering from bronchiectasis and lung infection. Moreover, they should not be affected from autoimmune syndrome or malignant infection.

Quality of life for patients of common variable immune deficiency (CVID) depends on individual's care for themselves and the proper environment surrounding them. The prognosis/ outlook for the patients suffering from common variable immune deficiency (CVID) has improved tremendously in recent years due to better diagnosis and also holistic treatment from an array of medical experts. Life expectancy is based on the extent of the damages to the lungs and how immunoglobin treatment would help to eliminate the infections. Auto immune disease or inflammatory issue might have a negative effect on the quality of life of the patient.

Prevention of Common Variable Immune Deficiency (CVID)

Common variable immune deficiency (CVID) cannot be prevented. Parents can contribute to helping their children in following the basic ethics of hygiene. It will go a long way in preventing the spread of germs and virus. Optimum nutrition is essential to make sure that children do not fall prey to infections and develop immunity against the infection. Kids with common variable immune deficiency (CVID) should not attend any events in crowded places and avoid people with infections.

Coping with Common Variable Immune Deficiency (CVID)

To manage and cope with common variable immune deficiency (CVID), it is important for the doctors to comprehensively diagnose the disease and its associated complications. Patients should be treated with a holistic method. Specials need to pass on the information to the patients about the disease and also to his or her family members. If the information is correct it could have long term effect on the treatment and the health of the patient.

  • Antibiotics can be used for bacterial or respiratory infection as a part of coping with common variable immune deficiency (CVID).
  • Postural drainage can help in relieving bronchiectasis for common variable immune deficiency (CVID).
  • Immunoglobulin replacement treatment for common variable immune deficiency (CVID) includes:
    • Intravenous or subcutaneous transfusion of serum
    • Patients are exposed to weekly infusions so that the required IgG levels are maintained
    • Infusions play an important role in reducing the instances of infections.
    • Quality of life can be improved by many notches.
    • Infusions cannot curb the occurrence or the spread of autoimmune and granulomatous disease
    • Infusions make the patient vulnerable to hepatitis C
  • Corticosteroids intake can help in coping with common variable immune deficiency (CVID).
  • TNF-alpha antagonists are also reported to be effective for the patients who are coping with common variable immune deficiency (CVID).

Immunisations for Common Variable Immune Deficiency (CVID)

  • The 'measles', 'rubella (MMR)', 'mumps' and 'varicella' vaccines are not suggested for patients with common variable immune deficiency (CVID) who are receiving replacement immunoglobulin therapy, because the vaccines may be inactivated.
  • Patients should not get vaccinated against the diseases such as mumps, measles and rubella. They can get deactivated. They will not be effective due to deficiency of antibodies
  • Influenza vaccine needs to be administered on an annual basis for common variable immune deficiency (CVID).

Yoga for Improving Immunity in Common Variable Immune Deficiency (CVID)

Yoga has a lot of benefits and yoga can also be used to improve the immunity system of patients who are suffering from common variable immune deficiency (CVID):

  1. Shishu asana or the child pose for common variable immune deficiency (CVID) goes a long way in eliminating chest congestion and boosts the immune system.
  2. Setu Bandhasana or the bridge pose for common variable immune deficiency (CVID) opens the heart and improves circulation of blood in human body. It increases energy in the body to help put a better resistance against pathogens.
  3. Halasana or the plow pose for common variable immune deficiency (CVID) generates white cells in the body and bolsters its immunity.
  4. Bhujangasana or the cobra pose for common variable immune deficiency (CVID) is used for opening the chest and increase the capacity of lungs which in turn makes the lungs stronger and helps in more intake of oxygen.
  5. Dhanurasana or the bow pose for common variable immune deficiency (CVID) is responsible for increase in white blood cells to enhance the pressure on the digestive system.
  6. Matsyasana or the fish pose common variable immune deficiency (CVID) plays an important role in stimulating the thymus. The exercise has positive effects on the immune system off the body.

Patient should consume more than 4 to 5 liters of water and get a sound sleep of 8 hours. Green vegetables need to be included in the diet and very important to intake minerals, vitamins and ion in sufficient amount.

The body can be detoxified by consuming 4 liters of water on a daily basis. Fruits need to be important part of the diet. One should also consume copious amount of vitamins and minerals. Ayurveda treatment could go a long way in providing healthy lifestyle to the people. One needs to also follow the basic etiquettes off hygiene.

Join the yoga training classes and practice the exercises at home. For relaxation, you can take rest before starting with Yoga exercises.

Yoga activity should be started only after consulting with doctors.

Conclusion

Common variable immune deficiency (CVID) is considered as the primary type of immunodeficiency syndrome. Patients become vulnerable to infection and also suffer from autoimmunity as well diseases of rheumatic nature. Timely diagnosis and treatment would provide long term relief. If Common variable immune deficiency (CVID) has not caused complications Immunoglobin replacement therapy and antibiotics are is enough to improve the health perspective however autoimmunity, granulomatous disease or interstitial lung disease need a concerted and all round approach from the medical consultants and immunologists.

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Written, Edited or Reviewed By:

, MD, FFARCSI

Last Modified On: June 27, 2016

Pain Assist Inc.

Pramod Kerkar
  Note: Information provided is not a substitute for physician, hospital or any form of medical care. Examination and Investigation is necessary for correct diagnosis.

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