- Q What is the role of lymph in my body?
Dr. Robin Miller, Integrative MedicineLymph helps to destroy potentially dangerous bacteria and cancer cells and filter waste and toxins. It is also responsible for working with the circulatory system to help deliver hormones and nutrients to the tissues of the body. The lymphatic system,... Full Answer
- Q At what age do most people get myasthenia gravis?
Although the onset of myasthenia gravis can occur at any age, people usually get it over 50. This age is increasing as the population as a whole is getting older. Most women develop myasthenia gravis in their second or third decades, while men typically... Full Answer
- Q What are complications of myasthenia gravis?
A serious-but treatable-complication of myasthenia gravis, is a myasthenic crisis. When a myasthenic crisis occurs, the muscles that control your breathing become too weak for proper ventilation. This medical emergency requires use of a ventilator until... Full Answer
- Q How do medications treat myasthenia gravis?
If you have myasthenia gravis, there are many medications available that may provide you with symptom relief. Corticosteroids work by reducing the number of antibodies you make, but this drug can cause significant side effects, like diabetes, if used... Full Answer
- Q Will my myasthenia gravis ever go away?
Although there is no cure for myasthenia gravis, some people can experience a spontaneous temporary remission that allows them to discontinue medications. A thymectomy-the surgical removal of the thymus gland-can occasionally cause the muscle weakness to... Full Answer
- Q What is the best way to eat if I have myasthenia gravis?
If you have myasthenia gravis, the muscles that you use for chewing may become fatigued very easily. To prevent this, you may want to eat smaller meals more frequently throughout the day. Avoiding sticky and hard foods and replacing them with foods that... Full Answer