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Jun
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Posted (Health4all) in Other Diseases on June-17-2008

Have you ever come across this term- Myasthenia Gravis? It is nothing but a rare neuromuscular disease. It is an autoimmune disease.

Myasthenia Gravis is caused when there is a defect in the transmission of nerve impulses to muscles. Adults with cancer in thymus gland will be suffering from Myasthenia Gravis.

The symptoms of this disease includes eye muscle weakness, slurred speech and Dysphagia (difficult in swallowing). Even the chronic suffers show symptom of drooping of one or both eyelids. Other symptoms include weakness in neck, legs, hands and arms, Diplopia (Double vision), etc.

By means of individual’s medical history, and physical and neurological examinations, you can easily diagnose myasthenia gravis. A special blood test is being conducted to detect the presence of auto immune molecules will also help to identify the disease.

Neostigmine and Pyridostigmine are the two major drugs used to treat Myasthenia Gravis. Other measures to control the spread of Myasthenia Gravis include providing respirator for assisted ventilation and creating a medical emergency.

There is a poor awareness among the Myasthenia Gravis sufferers that’s why Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America is considering June as a Myasthenia Gravis Awareness month. If you know anybody who is suffering from the above discussed symptoms, please educate them or ask them to consult a physician to diagnose the condition, which they are suffering from…