What is it?

Myasthenia gravis is a longstanding autoimmune disorder that causes weakness of the muscles.

What are the symptoms?

Myasthenia gravis presents as:

  • Weakness of the arms and legs that improves after resting and gets worse after a physical activity.
  • Double vision.
  • Swallowing difficulties.
  • Fatigue.
  • Shortness of breath.

What to expect?

If you are diagnosed with myasthenia gravis, you can consider discussing the following subjects with your doctor after the initial treatment:

  • Was there a cause found?
  • Is there any need for investigations for further evaluation and assessment of your condition? If so, what preparations do you need to do prior to these tests?
  • A healthy diet, quitting smoking and an active lifestyle can help improve the overall health and well-being. Which changes can you make in your lifestyle?
  • Quitting smoking is very important in preventing another . Are you open to stop smoking? Is your doctor able to support you with this?
  • Was there a specific cause found?

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