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Why is it difficult to exercise for someone having myasthenia gravis?

Why is it difficult to exercise for someone having myasthenia gravis?

Muscle fatigue: Mg is a disorder of neuromuscular transmission. As you continue to stimulate a nerve for muscular contraction, the degree of contraction gradually diminishes as the muscle fatigues. This is due to the breakdown in neuromuscular transmission. If the muscle(patient) rests, it(they) can return to exercise. Patients with mg usually tell you they are stronger in the am but fatigue as the day progresses. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Best exercise for me as I have myasthenia gravis & severe osteoporosis? Kinda hard to be weak & brittle!! Tai chi? I don't know..please advise!! Thank

Best exercise for me as I have myasthenia gravis & severe osteoporosis? Kinda hard to be weak & brittle!! Tai chi? I don't know..please advise!! Thank

Water: It depends on how severe the MG How about exercises in shallow water? Perhaps with a flotation device and supervision if necessary. If you have trouble breathing , water pressure surrounding your chest may be an issue as can the temperature. A physical therapist can help with various exercises both in and out of water. ...Read more

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Myasthenia gravis, osteo Tscore-3.7, just healing after 8mths of bothbroken feet, nowhere near a pool. What is the best kind of exercise to help me?

Myasthenia gravis, osteo Tscore-3.7, just healing after 8mths of bothbroken feet, nowhere near a pool. What is the best kind of exercise to help me?

Strontium: is a mineral used to help bone health. It needs to be taken under the guidance of a doc or nutritionist. In Europe it is regulated as a drug. Strontium helps build better quality bone than the drugs typically used. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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HOW can I get exercise/tone up while having Myasthenia Gravis? every time I do something I end up in pain,weak &tired for day then I just give up &sit

HOW can I get exercise/tone up while having Myasthenia Gravis? every time I do something I end up in pain,weak &tired for day then I just give up &sit

MYASTHENIA GRAVIS: Make sure to have through discussion with your doctor/repeat exam and labs. Especially TFTS/VITAMIN LEVELS. Also shift to a GLUTEN FREE DIET WHOLEAPPROACH.com. GUTBLISS.com. And high potency vitamins from REJUVENATION-SCIENCE.COM. UNIQUINOL/RIBOSE/CARNATINE. ...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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Would someone with myasthenia gravis need to sleep all the time?

Would someone with myasthenia gravis need to sleep all the time?

Thoughts: The weakness causes significant fatiguability, and may exhaust, but medications could cause side effects of drowsiness. Might a Concierge visit expand upon your understanding? ...Read more

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Could someone with myasthenia gravis need to sleep all the time?

Could someone with myasthenia gravis need to sleep all the time?

Not necesarilly: You need your restful sleep whether you have myasthenia gravis or not...There is no clear association as far as i can tell between myasthenia gravis and sleepiness or lack of sleepiness. ...Read more

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What is myasthenia gravis?

Fatigable weakness: Myasthenia gravis is an autoimmune disease that disrupts the neuromuscular junction, so that when motor nerves fire the muscle fibers do not reliably contract. It manifests as a "fatigable weakness" (one that gets worse with sustained effort) that can involve the limbs, the cranial nerves (hoarseness, double vision, difficulty swallowing), or, in some dangerous cases, muscles of breathing. ...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

Dr. Julian Bragg
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Myasthenia Gravis (Definition)

Myasthenia gravis is an autoimmune condition in which the body produces a protein that blocks information transmission along nerves. This leads to symptoms such as droopy ...Read more