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Myasthenia Gravis (MG) is a neuromuscular disorder that causes weakness in the skeletal muscles, which are the muscles your body uses for movement. Myasthenia Gravis occurs when communication between nerve cells and muscles becomes impaired and this impairment prevents crucial muscle contractions from occurring, resulting in muscle weakness. Some of the common symptoms of Myasthenia Gravis include trouble walking, facial paralysis, fatigue, drooping of eyelids, double vision and hoarse voice, among others.
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?
Usually these individuals are able to live a full and healthy life with the right treatment, rest and medical intervention and support. With constant monitoring of MG, one is able to heal and control the problem.