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Myasthenia gravis abbreviated for MG is a neuromuscular disorder that is prolonged and tends to make the muscles weaker over a span of time. It has different degrees of weakness and common symptoms here include trouble in swallowing, opening the eyes, drooping eyelids, speech issues, sudden problems in walking and also blurry vision.
HOW IS MYASTHENIA GRAVIS DIAGNOSED?
Diagnosis by the GP would include a thorough observation of all of these symptoms and alongside doing blood tests,Edrophonium test, ice test and scans to check for other warning signs.
HOW IS MYASTHENIA GRAVIS TREATED?
The focus of the treatment is better management of the symptoms. Corticosteroids and immunosuppressants are prescribed to reduce abnormal immune response that happens in the condition. Intravenous immune globulin is administered. Thymus gland removal may be an option in some case.
DID YOU KNOW?
The name myasthenia gravis, which is Latin and Greek in origin, literally means ""grave muscle weakness."" With current therapies, however, most cases of myasthenia gravis are not as ""grave"" as the name implies. In fact, most individuals with myasthenia gravis have a normal life expectancy