Myasthenia Gravis

Definition of Myasthenia Gravis:

A chronic progressive disease in which the muscles, especially those of the head and face, become weak and easily fatigued.

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Corticosteroids

...as a treatment
“...forms of corticosteroids); Underactive or overactive thyroid; Liver disease; Stomach or intestine problems; Heart disease; High blood pressure; High cholesterol; Kidney disease or kidney stones; Myasthenia gravis; Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE); Emotional problems; Skin conditions that cause the skin to be thinner to bruise more easily...”

Excessive Sweating

...the condition
“...Some medications may by themselves cause excessive sweating, such as the medications often used for prostate cancer, AIDS, or pyridostigmine (Mestinon™) used for the condition myasthenia gravis...”
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General Weakness

...the condition
“...Rarely, generalized muscle weakness may be caused by another health problem, such as ... Myasthenia gravis...”

Manganese

...as a treatment
“...Manganese is used in the following conditions ... myasthenia gravis...”

Myasthenia Gravis

...the condition
Myasthenia gravis is a chronic autoimmune neuromuscular disease characterized by fatigue and varying degrees of episodic weakness of the voluntary muscles...”
...our question about Muscle weakness during cold weather
“Very cold (or very hot) weather may increase weakness in myasthenia gravis patients...”
...relationship to Thymoma
“About 15% of patients with myasthenia gravis are found to have a tumor of the thymus gland, known as a thymoma...”
...relationship to Autoimmune Tendency
“About 5-10% of patients with myasthenia gravis also have other autoimmune diseases...”
...recommendation Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)
“...Additionally, Dr Fred Klenner, MD stresses the importance of thiamin in treating myasthenia gravis and recommends its use by injection...”
...recommendation Test for DHEA
“DHEA is almost always low in patients with autoimmune conditions such as myasthenia gravis...”
...recommendation Conventional Drug Use
“Conventional medicine can control myasthenia gravis...”
...recommendation Essential Fatty Acids
“...A blend of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids may provide supportive benefit in the treatment of myasthenia gravis...”
...recommendation Aerobic Exercise
“Available literature indicates that patients with myasthenia gravis may benefit from both a strengthening as well as an aerobic/cardiovascular fitness program...”
...recommendation Manganese
“Manganese deficiency has been linked to myasthenia gravis...”
...recommendation Dairy Products Avoidance
“See discussion of Myasthenia Gravis and Gluten-free Diet...”
...recommendation Potassium
“The weakness of myasthenia gravis may be improved by potassium consumption, if dietary potassium is low...”
...recommendation Surgery
“...In most patients with myasthenia gravis, the thymus is enlarged, and 10-15% have thymomas...”
...recommendation Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid)
“...There is sufficient evidence to believe that coenzyme A, which is the physiologically active form of pantothenic acid in animals, is in limited supply in cases of myasthenia gravis...”
...recommendation Tobacco Avoidance
“...Fred Klenner, MD claims that patients with myasthenia gravis will hinder their progress if they use tobacco...”
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Shortness Of Breath

...the condition
“...which carry oxygen); Guillain-Barre syndrome; Myasthenia gravis; Signs and Symptoms: Breathing difficulty can be described as...”

Thymoma

...the condition
“...The most common of these is a condition called myasthenia gravis...”

Vocal Cord Paresis / Paralysis

...the condition
“...Causes and Development: Vocal cord paresis can be caused by ... Myasthenia gravis...”
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