Friday, August 30, 2013

Drooping eyelid overlooked as symptom of Myasthenia Gravis

Jimmy Prince, diagnosed with MG
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — There are times when a drooping eyelid could mean more than just a simple sign of getting older. More physicians should be on the alert that it could indicate the first signs of myasthenia gravis.

The symptoms of myasthenia gravis (MG), a rare autoimmune disease, vary and can be more easily associated with more common disorders, so many doctors misdiagnose it and as a result patients could go without proper treatment for years. Causing untold misery for the patient and their families.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Myasthenia Gravis Medical ID Bracelet or Necklace a Must for Patients

Traditional Medical ID Bracelet
As myasthenia gravis progresses, sudden 'flares' or attacks can occur unexpectedly and often at awkward times. Wearing a medical ID bracelet or necklace can be a great benefit in explaining your situation to those around you and perhaps even save your life should you have a myasthenic crisis.

Often new MGer's are aware that they need a medical  ID bracelet but just never get around to ordering one. When symptoms are in the mild to medium range it's easy to forget that you

Friday, August 9, 2013

Treatment of myasthenia gravis with immunosuppression medication

Stephen W. Reddel, MB BS FRACP PhD, Sydney Neurology, Brain and Mind Research Institute, The University of Sydney, and Departments of Neurology and Molecular Medicine, Concord Repatriation General Hospital, Sydney AU. He is an expert in the treatment of myasthenia gravis .

Dr Reddel practices as a general neurologist and has particular interests including Neuroimmunology & Myasthenia Gravis, Neuro-ophthalmology, Neuro-genetics and Stroke.

While the following article is a bit technical, it is posted here because there are are nuggets of solid information contained in it. For those who are hoping to more deeply understand this strange disease, it will be well worth the read. Please note that Dr. Reddel is not directly associated with this website but his contribution is greatly appreciated.

Myasthenia gravis is an autoimmune disease which produces muscular weakness due to dysfunction of the