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Doctor insights on: Symptoms Of Myasthenia Gravis

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Myasthenia gravis is a serious autoimmune disorderthis help alleviate symptoms of myasthenia gravis?

See neurologist : Please make sure that you have the proper diagnosis for myasthenia gravis. You will need blood tests for antibodies, and repetitive stimulation studies or even single fiber emg. You must be taken care of by a neurologist who can give you medicines to help with the disease if you to prove to have myasthenia gravis. ...Read more

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Myasthenia Gravis (Definition)

A chronic autoimmune disease characterized by weakness in the voluntary ...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 are the typical symptoms of myasthenia gravis?

What are the typical symptoms of myasthenia gravis?

Muscle weakness: Weakness if the hallmark and this affects many muscles. See rheumatologist if you suspect you may have it. ...Read more

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What are the main symptoms of myasthenia gravis?

What are the main symptoms of myasthenia gravis?

MG symptoms: Proximal muscle weakness with diurnal variation. Increased weakness of muscles brought by exercise. Periodic eye droop, low hoarse voice, shortness of breath. Not everybody will have all symptoms. ...Read more

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Symptoms of mestinon (pyridostigmine)?

Symptoms of mestinon (pyridostigmine)?

Side Effects?: If you are asking about side effects, the following are common adverse effects: loose stools/diarrhea, abdominal cramps, flatulence, heartburn, dizziness, sweating, excessive salivation, runny nose, muscle cramps, nausea/vomiting, increase urination, increase tearing, blurred vision, numbness in the skin, tiredness, and rash. There are other side effects. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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What causes myasthenia gravis?

Autoimmune: We have discovered that the connection between nerve and muscle is compromised by injury to the neuromuscular junction by an antibody that affects acetylcholine transmission. Thus, for whatever reason, the body immune system is attacking itself. ...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 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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Are multiple sclerosis and myasthenia gravis conditions of the neuroglia?

Are multiple sclerosis and myasthenia gravis conditions of the neuroglia?

Neither of them: Neither of these conditions is a condition of the neuroglia. To some extent, glial cells are involved in the repair of damage that occurs in MS. Myasthenia is a condition that occurs at the junction of the nerve and muscle, no glia cells are present there. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of myasthenia gravis? Could my symptoms fit?

See details: Myasthenia is an autoimmune disease characterized by varying degrees of skeletal muscle weakness. The weakness often increase with activity and improves with rest. Muscles of the extremities, respiration, eyes, voice and swallowing can be involved. If you think it fits you must see avneurologist. ...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 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

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What are the differences between eaton lambert syndrome and myasthenia gravis?

Without getting into: minutia of detrimental and incremental repetitive nerve stimulation testing (there is a difference from a neuroelectrodiagnostic standpoint) , Eaton Lambert Syndrome is seen as a manifestation of cancer, where as Myasthenia gravis is a distinct clinical neuromuscular disorder (albeit occasionally associated with thymoma) Sorry for the extremely long sentence. Thank you for trusting Health Tap. ...Read more

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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). ...Read more

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Are myasthenia gravis symptoms usually consistent throughout the day?

No, very variable: The hallmark of myasthenia is fatigable weakness that gets worse with activity. If the symptoms do not vary with time of day or activity, alternative (or additional) diagnoses should be considered. ...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 diseases are similar to myasthenia gravis?

Muscle weakness: Nerves and muscle disorders can give pictures similar to that of myasthenia gravis especially if the facial muscles and the muscles of the shoulder and pelvic girdle are involved. Please make sure that you have the proper diagnosis for myasthenia gravis. You will need blood tests for antibodies, and repetitive stimulation studies or even single fiber emg. You must be taken care of by a neurolog. ...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 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