What is an autoimmune disease?

Autoimmune diseases are a group of diseases whereby tissues and cells can have impaired function and destruction caused by the bodies own immune system producing antibodies to attack host cells and tissues.

I think I have Myasthenia Gravis, what should I do?

Consult your G.P immediately

Will my Myasthenia Gravis go away?

Sometimes the disease can go in remmission, during which time treatment may not be necessary. However, it is a chronic syndrome.

Is myasthenia gravis hereditary?

 Although it can appear that there is a familial genetic predisposition, researchers maintain that it is not a hereditary condition. This may point at sufferers being exposed to the same environmental trigger.

Will i still be able to have children although i suffer from myasthenia gravis?

 Myasthenia gravis does not affect the normal growth and development of the fetus. Many women with MG have successful pregnancies. There is a 12% to 20% incidence of neonatal myasthenia in infants born to mothers with MG.

What is neonatal myasthenia gravis?

Neonatal myasthenia is a temporary condition of general weakness in a baby and usually occurs within the first 24 to 48 hours after birth and may last days or weeks. It usually lasts three to five weeks, but occasionally lasts longer.

How can i take care of myself if i have myasthenia gravis?

Ultimately the best way to take care of yourself is to rest fatigued muscles e.g resting the eyes a few times day. It is also necessary to budget your energy once you are aware of how your energy is usually depleted throughout the day, and eating healthy foods from all major food groups.

What is the outlook for myasthenia gravis?

There is no cure for myasthenia gravis however with treatment people with the condition may become completely free of the symptoms.

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