Results for: Myasthenias

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What is myasthenia gravis?

Answer . It is an autoimmune neuromuscular disease, characterized by muscle weakness and fatiguability. Where antibodies are directed against the muscle's own acetylcholin (MORE)
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Why is it difficult to exercise with myasthenia gravis?

I am a Physical Therapist. MG pts. do not realize the rapidity of which there muscles fatigue during exercise... With proper timing of exercise repititions (usually slow to mo (MORE)
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What are the sign and symptoms of myasthenia gravis?

Initial symptoms of MG may include difficulty speaking (dysarthria), difficulty swallowing (dysphagia), drooping eyelids (ptosis), and double vision (diplopia). Patients often (MORE)
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What do people with myasthenia gravis lack?

People with MG suffer with debilitating muscle weaknesses in their arms, legs, face, throat, hands and eyes. The symptoms of muscle weakness may occur at any time but most oft (MORE)
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Is myasthenia gravis caused by herpes?

Myasthenia Gravis is an autoimmune disease of the neuromuscular system that is characterized by high plasma levels of acetylcholine receptor (AChR) antibodies, which invoke an (MORE)
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Does myasthenia gravis kill?

Yes. It can cause choking and/or breathing problems that may becomeextreme enough to kill.
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Can myasthenia gravis cause gastroparesis?

I've had MG (diagnosed) for 17 years. It would seem that MG could result in gastroparesis. However, it is possible that MG treated with large doses of prednisone or other co (MORE)
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What causes congenital myasthenia?

Most cases of congenital myasthenia are inherited in a recessive fashion, meaning that a baby has to receive a defective gene from each parent to actually manifest the conditi (MORE)
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When is congenital myasthenia noticeable?

Most cases of congenital myasthenia are noticeable at or shortly after birth. In rare cases, symptoms don't present themselves until some time later in childhood or in early a (MORE)
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How does thymectomy treat myasthenia gravis?

Thymectomy or thymus removal is recommended for most with this disease. Greatest benefit occurs 2 to 5 years afterwards. The best response are in young people early in the ons (MORE)
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What are the symptoms of congenital myasthenia?

The symptoms, which usually begin in infancy or toddlerhood, can include a poor sucking response, drooping eyelids (a condition called ptosis), eyes that appear to wander or f (MORE)
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What is congenital myasthenia gravis?

Congenital MG is an inherited condition caused by a genetic defect. The medical condition develops at or shortly after birth and causes generalized symptoms.
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How did you know if you have myasthenia if it is malignant or benign?

In myasthenia gravis, your immune system produces antibodies that block or destroy many of your muscles' receptor sites for a neurotransmitter called acetylcholine. With fewer (MORE)
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How serious is myasthenia gravis?

The severity ranges depending on how long the patient has been living with the condition. Certain medications may be used to treat symptoms and slow down the disease progressi (MORE)