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Myasthenia Gravis

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Madison Abney

on 29 April 2016

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Transcript of Myasthenia Gravis

Myasthenia Gravis (MG)
Progression
Works Cited
First Appearance
At the beginning the patient thought her symptoms were due from lack of sleep.
So, she started to get more hours of sleep and her symptoms became a little bit better .
However, after her symptoms got a little bit better she began to normally exercise for long periods of time like she used to.
Awhile later, she discovered that her symptoms came back and got even worse, such as her facial were not like normal.
Symptoms
muscles are progressively becoming weaker
dropping eyelids
blurred or double vision
change in facial expression
difficulty swallowing
jaw muscles become tires easily-when chewing
Treatment
Cholinesterase
[koh-luh-nes-tuh-reys]
inhibitors
:
helps increase communication between nerves and muscles

(Mayo)
.
Cause
MG is a autoimmune disorder
("Myasthenia")
.

"Antibodies are produced to block the muscle cells from receiving messages from nerve cells"
("Myasthenia")
.
By: Mariah Posey & Madison Abney

Mayo Clinic Staff. "Myasthenia Gravis." - Mayo Clinic. N.p., 24 Dec. 2015. Web. 19 Apr. 2016.
"Myasthenia Gravis Fact Sheet." Myasthenia Gravis Fact Sheet. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, Sept. 2010. Web. 29 Feb. 2016.
"Myasthenia Gravis: Frequently Asked Questions." Myasthenia Gravis: Frequently Asked Questions. Myasthenic Gravis Foundation of America, Inc., n.d. Web. 29 Feb. 2016.
"Myasthenia Gravis Guide: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment Options."Myasthenia Gravis Guide: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment Options. Harvard Health Publications, n.d. Web. 29 Feb. 2016.
"Myasthenia Gravis: MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia." U.S National Library of Medicine. U.S. National Library of Medicine, n.d. Web. 19 Apr. 2016.
"Myasthenia Gravis." : Practice Essentials, Background, Anatomy. N.p., n.d. Web. 19 Apr. 2016.
&
Prognosis
So, once treatment has been administered the patient's symptoms will get better; they will be able to live "normally"
("Myasthenia).
The Diagnosis
Other Information
Abnormal thymus gland.
Thymectomy
This patient may only have temporary MG
("Myasthenia")
.
The cause of MG is unknown.
("Myasthenia")
If symptoms are not treated, then the patients everyday life will be affected.
[mahy-uh s-thee-nee-uh grav-us]
Intravenous
[in-truh-vee-nuh s]
Immunoglobulin
[im-yuh-noh-glob-yuh-lin] (
IVIg
):
is a therapy that "provides your body with normal antibodies, which alters your immune system response"

(Mayo).
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