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Mythesis gravis, immunosuppressants - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Good morning.
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   hi
Doctor :   Proceed with your query.
User :   I had degnosed with mythesis gravis nearly one year back
Doctor :   Ok
User :   i wuld like to know what is this
Doctor :   Let me explain to you.
User :   and how it will efect my helth apat form that i am from last one year takind medecin of that
User :   i am taking tretment form on nero logist
Doctor :   In brief, nerve are connected to the muscle through receptors called as neuro muscular receptor junctions.
Doctor :   Nerve stimulations are passed on to these receptors which inturn acts on the muscles causing contraction of the muscles.
Doctor :   This action has to happen if a skeletal muscle needs to act.
Doctor :   In myasthenia gravis, there are autoimmune antibodies that block these neuromuscular junction receptors.
Doctor :   This means the stimulated nerve doesn't reach the muscle. So there is not contraction of the muscle resulting in weakness.
Doctor :   Are you following.
User :   yes
Doctor :   * In simple words, Myasthenia gravis is an autoimmune disorder which causes weakness of skeletal muscles that produce the symptoms of MG.
User :   i am taking some madicn for this
Doctor :   Autoimmune disorder unfortunately cannot be corrected completely.
User :   and what precotio should i take to resolve or minimise this
Doctor :   You will need medications to counter the effects of autoimmune antibodies or drugs that can by pass this Receptors.
User :   ok so for life long i have to take this medicin
User :   or through exercise or other meens i can minimise this efect
Doctor :   This is a question that can be answered by time.
Doctor :   Some people need medications for a very long time.
User :   and how much my life in danger due to this
Doctor :   Few drugs such as immunosuppressant are given to reduce the severity of the condition.
Doctor :   You can discuss these options with your neurologist.
Doctor :   Apart from regular medications, no other preventing options are effective in controlling this condition.
Doctor :   Discuss with your neurologist who will advice you on the pills.
Doctor :   Have you followed?
User :   yes
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
User :   i am taking that pills
User :   yes in this case i have just joined gyem for my fitness perpose
User :   is it ok to go to do some cardio
Doctor :   Exercising can increase your symptoms.
Doctor :   Unless the condition is under control, any form of gyming is to be avoided.
Doctor :   Siting from here, without physical examination,
Doctor :   i cannot comment if the condition is undercontrol or not.
Doctor :   Hence you will need to speak to your neurologist
Doctor :   who is the best person to tell you if you wish you can proceed with exercises.
User :   ok
Doctor :   do you have any other query?
User :   no thanks
Doctor :   Thanks for your query.
Doctor :   *thanks for consulting me.
Doctor :   Bye for now.
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