How does physical and occupational therapy treat myasthenia gravis?
Physical and occupational therapists provide strategies to maintian daily activities. Shower stools, rolling carts for shopping and exercises to maintain posture all help avoid fatigue.
Alternative Names Resources - myasthenia gravis Information The following organizations provide information on myasthenia gravis: Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America - www.myasthenia.org National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke -- www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/myasthenia_gravis/detail_myasthenia_gravis.htm Reviewed By Review Date: 11/02/2010 Jennifer K. Mannheim, ARNP, Medical Staff, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health, Seattle Children's Hospital. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.
Is myasthenia gravis a group of inherited muscle disorders that cause muscle weakness without affecting the nervous system?
Although polyvinyl chloride (PVC) is associated with some health effects, through Phthalates, they are usually either breast cancer and endocrine disruptions. Myasthenia Gravis is when the neurotransmitter acetylcholine is blocked in the eye, causing eye muscles to become relaxed and either partially or completely uncontrollable. It is unlikely that PVC cause myasthenia gravis.
The prevalence of MG in the United States is estimated to be about 20/100,000 population. However, MG is probably under diagnosed and the prevalence may be higher. Myasthenia Gravis occurs in all races, both genders, and at any age. MG is not thought to be directly inherited nor is it contagious. It does occasionally occur in more than one member of the same family. Source: Myasthenia Foundation of America, Inc. (MGFA) http://www.myasthenia.org/amg_whatismg.cfm Taken From Article…