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Is having m gravis a serious matter and if it safe to be a merchant mariner?

Is having m gravis a serious matter and if it safe to be a merchant mariner?

Yes: If you truly have myasthenia gravis, your safety will depend on whether you can maintain the physical strength required to do the job, and if you have an exacerbation it will not place you or others in danger. It will not slow your mind or reflexes. The word "gravis" literally means "grave", as "serious". Thankfully, it's usually manageable today. Glad you are eager to work -- good luck. ...Read more

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Tell me about mythanis gravis?

Tell me about mythanis gravis?

MG: Uncommon and well understood autoimmune disease - about 10/million- of young females and older males characterized by fluctuating muscle weakness. Usually worse in evening or after exercise. Most common symptoms are inability to keep eyelids up, double vision, difficulty with muscles of speech, swallowing or chewing. Many cases are limited to eyes only. ...Read more

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What is maysethenia gravis?

What is maysethenia gravis?

Autoimmune disease: Myasthenia gravis is an illness where your immune system attacks your body and ends up affecting the way your brain communicates with your muscles. The disease tends to be progressive and starts with mild muscle weakness. The muscles usually involved are in the eyes, face, and/or mouth (swallowing, chewing), but can be anywhere on the body including those that control breathing. ...Read more

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Do ssris make myastheia gravis worse?

Do ssris make myastheia gravis worse?

Typically not: ... And make sure your myasthenia is diagnosed by a neuromuscular specialist; I have seen far too many misdiagnosed people who were told they had myasthenia. Best of health! ...Read more

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How does thymectomy treat myastenia gravis?

How does thymectomy treat myastenia gravis?

Removing a source: In select patients, a thymectomy may lead to a significant reduction in symptoms by removing the organ responsible for producing antibodies responsible for initiating symptoms. This works better in patients who have had some response to medical therapy, and who have an enlarged thymus gland, but this is not absolute. Before choosing this option, you should discuss this with your treating doctor. ...Read more

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How does thymectomy result in a decrease of myastenia gravis symptoms?

How does thymectomy result in a decrease of myastenia gravis symptoms?

Unknown: Removing the thymus may help regulate the immune system and prevent autoimmune injury from myasthenia. ...Read more

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What is myathesis gravis muscle disease?

What is myathesis gravis muscle disease?

Myasthenia Gravis: Myasthenia gravis is an autoimmune disease where our body makes antibodies against the acetylcholine receptor at our nerve endings to muscle, causing weakness and fatigue. The disease usually first affects the muscles that move our eyes and our muscles of facial expression, even affecting swallowing and breathing. http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/myasthenia_gravis/detail_myasthenia_gravis.htm ...Read more

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Can removal of thymus make mystinia gravis patient normal?

Yes it may: The thymus gland — a part of your immune system situated in the upper chest beneath the breastbone — may trigger or maintain the production of these antibodies. Although the gland is large in infancy, it is small in healthy adults. But, in some adults with myasthenia gravis, the thymus is abnormally large. Often times removal of the thymus may improve patient symptoms and disease. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with maysethenia gravis I'm now on mestinon I just want to know is there any better drug ?

I have been diagnosed with maysethenia gravis I'm now on mestinon I just want to know is there any better drug ?

Comments: Mestinon is a good starter drug, as it can specifically benefit the neuromuscular junctional issues chemically, but may not be the best long-term solution. A thymectomy, and steroids are other alternatives to deal with the process, but you might find additional support from a neurologist who specializes in muscle disease. ...Read more

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What do doctors do after you are diagnosed with myasthena gravis?

Treatment: There are several types of myasthenia gravis. It is chronic autoimmune disease. Medical treatment: plasmapheresis, anticholinesterase medications, immunosuppressive drugs, surgical removal of thymus. ...Read more