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Doctor insights on: Myasthenia Gravis Remission

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What are the remission rates of myasthenia gravis?

What are the remission rates of myasthenia gravis?

Pretty good: With the appropriate immunosuppressants. ..Pretty good remission rates...Not too sure of the exact numbers. ...Read more

Remission (Definition)

This is related to act of remitting. A condition or period n which something is remitted. It is not a cure. Complete remission means that there is no sign or symptoms of the condition like cancer or another condition partial remission means some ...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. ...Read more

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Is myasthenia gravis hereditary?

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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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?

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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Did thymectomy so what are the chances that I have a relapse of myasthenia gravis?

Did thymectomy so what are the chances that I have a relapse of myasthenia gravis?

Generally small: Thymectomy may be curative. Generally patients may demonstrate 1. Cure, 2. Asymptomatic on medications, 3. Stable symptoms on medications and/or decreased medications. Risk factors for return of mg after surgery may be associated with presence of thymoma at time of surgery and/or incomplete thymectomy. This link may help: http://goo. Gl/3xxmd. ...Read more

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Had thymectomy. What are the chances that I could have a relapse of myasthenia gravis?

Rare: Occasionally some tiny remnants of the thymus gland remain after the surgical removal, and it is thought that these are responsible for continuing myesthenia gravis. But it is very rare. ...Read more

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Can myasthenia gravis cause myopathy?

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Can myasthenia gravis cause myopathy?

Myasthenia: It is a Neuromuscular disease characterized by muscle weakness & fatigue, mostly from circulating antibodies that block Acetylcholine receptors at neuromuscular junctions. Treatment is with Acetylcholine esterase inhibitors or Immuno suppressants. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for myasthenia gravis?

What is the treatment for myasthenia gravis?

Multiple: About 1/3 can see spontaneous remission, 1/3 stabilize on chronic medications, and 1/3 have progressive difficulties. Chronic and/or longterm medications may aid but can have significant adverse impact on life and/or health. In appropriate candidates, thoracic surgery to remove thymus (thymectomy) can possibly cure: http://goo. Gl/3xxmd. ...Read more

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Can megace (megestrol) cause myasthenia gravis?

Not likely: No evidence to suggest a connection in the literature. ...Read more

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Which yoga poses are good for myasthenia gravis?

Tricky to answer: I doubt many muscle disease specialists or neurologists are expert in yoga. The principal to be followed is to not overtax the muscles with rapid repetitive motions or those which involve sustained contractions against more than a nominal load. With that in mind, ask a yoga instructor. ...Read more

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Can myasthenia gravis be prevented from happening?

MG: Usually not. But people may have less exacerebations if they have strong immune systems. There are not many studies on that. There is also a long list of medications which can cause acute attack of mg. ...Read more

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How does mestinon (pyridostigmine) help myasthenia gravis?

How does mestinon (pyridostigmine) help myasthenia gravis?

Activate muscle: Myasthenia disrupts the connection between nerve and muscle by reducing the number of receptors for a transmitter called acetylcholine. Mestinon (pyridostigmine) prevents acetylcholine from being broken down in the body, giving it more time to diffuse along the muscle and activate the remaining receptors. The net result is to restore effective transmission between nerve and muscle. ...Read more

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Would history of drug abuse be a cause for myasthenia gravis?

No: Myasthenia gravis is a curious autoimmune disease. I've seen nothing in my decades in medicine to suggest that any of the drugs of abuse trigger this sort of autoimmunity. Don't try to find an explanation, but instead by glad that the past addiction is indeed in the past. ...Read more

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How does ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) treat myasthenia gravis?

How does ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) treat myasthenia gravis?

It doesn't: If you or a family member has myasthenia gravis, there are many approaches to successfully treat this, but ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) is not either an approved or successful approach to treat the condition. Best to find an experienced neurologist to deal with this potentially complex disorder. ...Read more

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Is myasthenia gravis curable or only treatable with ongoing meds?

Treatable: Myasthenia gravis is a treatable condition but it is not curable. There are many treatments available. Generally it is best to see a specialist who can work with a patient to determine the best treatment course. ...Read more

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My father has myasthenia gravis. What can you tell me about this condition?

My father has myasthenia gravis. What can you tell me about this condition?

Myasthenia: It is a Neuromuscular disease characterized by muscle weakness & fatigue, mostly from circulating antibodies that block Acetylcholine receptors at neuromuscular junctions. Treatment is with Acetylcholine esterase inhibitors or Immuno suppressants. ...Read more

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Myasthenia Gravis (Definition)

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