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Myasthenia Gravis

Prevention of Myasthenia Gravis

Prevention of myasthenia gravis may be possible once scientists understand the why the body’s immune system attacks neurotransmitters. However, prevention of myasthenia crisis – the most extreme form of the disorder - may be possible by taking a number of actions. Among these are:

  • Taking anticholinesterase drugs as prescribed to minimize weakness in breathing muscles
  • Avoiding respiratory infections
  • Maintaining strength and weight with proper nutrition
  • Planning rest periods
  • Reducing emotional stress
  • Inform the neurologist of other medications to avoid drugs that interfere with treatment

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