Myasthenia gravis, a rare neuromuscular disease

Myasthenia gravis, a rare neuromuscular disease

Myasthenia gravis is a chronic autoimmune neuromuscular rare etiology, characterized by severe weakness of certain muscle groups. For a patient with myasthenia gravis, the disease is much more. First is a strange and mysterious disease because is highly variable and often do not realize that the patient is sick. Moreover, no patient of myasthenia resembles each other, which greatly hampers diagnosis. Myasthenia gravis is practically a defect in the transmission of nerve impulses from nerve to muscle. This causes muscles to lose tone and strength to fall in so far as to reach an inability to perform movements.

Myasthenia gravis, an autoimmune disease

Being an autoimmune disease, abnormal antibodies in myasthenia gravis are produced
against the receptors, and they are therefore blocked. In these conditions, no longer transmit nerve impulses to muscles, and they no longer shrink. The probability that a person suffer from myasthenia gravis is 1 to 10,000 people. More often affected by this disease are women aged between 15 and 30 and men over 50 years. In general, patients with myasthenia have fallen heavy eyelids, fatigue, problems with facial mimicry, mastication and speech difficulties. Also, these patients have problems with upper and lower limb muscles. In severe forms
all these muscles are affected, including the muscles that control breathing. In the latter case, the patient can make a myasthenic crisis with respiratory arrest and, therefore, will reach the service recovery ventilation unit. On the other hand, myasthenia gravis may be limited to certain muscle groups, e.g. those of the eye.

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Treatment helps to control symptoms of myasthenia gravis

Any weakness should determine the person to see the doctor, where the reflex testing will
identify areas of weakness. If the patient is suspected of myasthenia gravis, then it will make further investigations consisting in an electromyogram, which will show how much the muscle contracts in a test that observes how the patient responds to a drug that improves muscle strength, and a blood test, after which it will identify antibodies associated with myasthenia gravis. Regarding treatment, it helps to control symptoms of myasthenia gravis and will advise to the patient based on age, sex, severity of symptoms and physical activity level. Also, other treatments help to improve the link between muscle and the nervous system or immune system suppression.

Although there is no complete cure for disease, there are effective treatments that allow most patients to lead a normal life. In some cases it is possible to improve spontaneous disease remission even without treatment. Treatment is determined only by neurologist and is individualized. As symptoms are not just the same in two patients, one treatment does not fit
any other.

Lifestyle changes help patients with myasthenia gravis

In addition to treatment, another way to improve the condition of the patient with myasthenia gravis is lifestyle changes. In other words, the patient must pay particular attention to rest, physical activity and weight, and go the doctor for physical therapy to increase muscle strength.

Natural treatment for myasthenia gravis with Calivita products

– Anxiety, laryngeal spasm and relaxation of the respiratory muscles can be prevented by administrating Rhodiolin.

– Acetylcholine receptors function and transmission from synaptic level can be improved by taking Noni Liquid.