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I live INACTIVE life due 2 having Myasthenia gravis & severe Osteo. SO, on days I do a LOT I'm worn. Normal? Or would it flare it I kept active or no?

I live INACTIVE life due 2 having Myasthenia gravis & severe Osteo. SO, on days I do a LOT I'm worn. Normal? Or would it flare it I kept active or no?

See rheuma: I strongly recommend that you consult a rheumatologist to get your disease condition undercontrolled. I don't see why both conditions cannot be improved with today's medications. The less activities the more osteoporosis. Get the right help now.

Dr. Julian Bragg
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Myasthenia Gravis (Definition)

A chronic autoimmune neuromuscular disease characterized by varying degrees of weakness of the skeletal (voluntary) ...Read more


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Myasthenia Gravis, NOW severe osteoporosis &supposed to start Forteo shots daily! I'm scared as I DON'T want MG flare. Do u foresee any risks?

Myasthenia Gravis, NOW severe osteoporosis &supposed to start Forteo shots daily! I'm scared as I DON'T want MG flare. Do u foresee any risks?

No: Don't see any unusual risk from Forteo because of MG. It is important for you to get your osteoporosis treated since a major fracture will be devastating to someone who already has problem with muscle strength.

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Is myasthenia gravis hereditary?

Unknown: In most cases, myasthenia gravis is not inherited and occurs in people with no history of the disorder in their family. About 3 to 5 percent of affected individuals have other family members with myasthenia gravis or other autoimmune disorders, but the inheritance pattern is unknown. For more info please review the following: http://www. Myasthenia. Org/whatismg/faqs. Aspx.

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How serious is myasthenia gravis?

How serious is myasthenia gravis?

Usually very serious: Myasthenia gravis is typically seen in the young and the elderly. In the latter group, they typically have ocular mg, that is there symptoms are confined to the eye muscles. In the young, symptoms include muscle weakness, breathing difficulties, swallowing difficulties, visual problems (double vision, droopy eye lids), problems chewing. Symptoms worsen during the day. If not treated, it can be fatal.

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How is myasthenia gravis diagnosed?

How is myasthenia gravis diagnosed?

Myasthenia: An intravenous injection called a tensilon test, blood testing for acetylcholine receptor antibodies, and an electrophysiological test called an electromyelogram can all be used to help make a diagnosis of myasthenia.

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What causes mg (myasthenia gravis)?

Immune system: Myasthenia is caused by the immune system attacking a protein in the junction between nerve and muscle. This usually happens spontaneously, but can be triggered by drug exposure or by certain types of tumors.

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What are the symptoms of myasthenia gravis?

What are the symptoms of myasthenia gravis?

Weakness: Characteristically, it is a disease affecting nerve and muscle connections, and may initially present with double vision, drooping of eyelids, and weakness involving arms and legs. Repetitive usage of muscles can result in increased weakness and increased lid drooping and double vision. If the problem intensifies, difficulty with breathing can occur, and this may become critical.

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What canworsen my myasthenia gravis symptoms?

What canworsen my myasthenia gravis symptoms?

Medications: Infections and medications can cause worionsening og mg. Medications like certain antibiotics, anesthetic agents, muscle relaxants, Botox injections etc. Decrease immune system related to multiple factors like lack of sleep, overexhaustion etc.

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What happens in the disease myasthenia gravis?

Block receptor: Increased abnormal activity of the immune system can create antibodies that block communication between nerves and muscles. Specifically the nerve transmitter, acetylcholine (ach) is blocked from activating the ach receptor on muscles, which causes weakness. Mg can be treated by increasing the amount of ach reaching the receptor to overcome the blockade and by controlling the immune response.

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What are the first symptoms of myasthenia gravis?

What are the first symptoms of myasthenia gravis?

Ptosis: Ptosis (droopiness of one or both eyes) or proximal muscle weakness of arm, thigh or neck.

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What diseases could be mistaken for myasthenia gravis?

Muscle weakness: Other reasons for decreased use of muscles. This could be muscle diseases and neurological diseases. The usual clue is the occular involvement.

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What kinds of diseases could be mistaken for myasthenia gravis?

Many conditions: Myasthenia gravis can mimic a large number of conditions, from muscle disease, ophthalmological disorders, general medical problems to anxiety state and psychological disorders.

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Myasthenia gravis and dopamine levels?

? what is the questi: Myastenia gravis is an autoimmune neuromuscular disease, the body make antibodies which can interrupt muscular function. Does not directly involve dopamine. Dopamine is a neuromuscular transmitter which can be decreased in parkinson's disease.

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What increasesrisk for myasthenia gravis?

Wide range of people: Conditions that increase your risk for developing myasthenia include: autoimmune disease (thyroid disease, lupus, rheumatoid, type I diabetes), a tumor called a thymoma, and exposure to certain medications (most famously an immunosuppressant and chelating agent called penicillamine).

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What's are fibromyalgia and myasthenia gravis?

What's are fibromyalgia and myasthenia gravis?

Possibly: Anything is possible but these two diseases are unrelated.

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What is dyemilinating disease & myasthenia gravis?

What is dyemilinating disease & myasthenia gravis?

Nerve disease: In patients with myasthenia, the acetylcholine receptor that helps form the neuromuscular junction is destroyed by the immune system. This causes nerves to be unable to trigger muscle contraction, leading to fatigable weakness. In demyelinationg disease, the myelin insulation surrounding the nerve is attacked by the immune system, disrupting signal transmission.

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Do pistachios affect people with myasthenia gravis?

Not usually: Myasthenia gravis affects the autoimmune system and causes muscles to weaken. I've never heard of anyone having adverse effects from consuming pistachio nuts in moderation. If ur unsure, ask your neoroligist. Keep smiling!

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What is the pathology that causes myasthenia gravis?

Autoantibodies...: Myasthenia gravis is characterized by weakness / fatigue of muscles under voluntary control. It is caused by abnormal communication between nerves and muscles. In mg, the immune system makes autoantibodies that block or destroy many of a muscles' receptor sites for a neurotransmitter called acetylcholine. With fewer receptor sites, your muscles receive fewer nerve signals resulting in weakness.

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What do you suggest if my dad has myasthenia gravis?

Treat the disease: Many good treatments exist for myesthenia gravies. Medications will prolong muscle function, assistive devices to maximize performance, surgeries to keep eyes open, therapy to maintain mobility and pulmonary function. Your dad needs to see a PMR doc or neurologist to start these interventions. Family needs education regarding the disease progression and maintaining functions.