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Autoimmune Diseases: Causes, Symptoms, What
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Jul 21st, 2021 - Overview What are autoimmune diseases? Your immune system is made up of organs and cells meant to protect your body from bacteria, parasites, viruses and cancer cells. An autoimmune disease is the result of the immune system accidentally attacking your body instead of protecting it. It's unclear why your immune system does this. There are over 100 known autoimmune diseases. Common ones include ...

Myasthenia gravis - Care at Mayo Clinic - Mayo Clinic
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Jun 22nd, 2021 - Myasthenia gravis care at Mayo Clinic Your Mayo Clinic care team Mayo Clinic doctors trained in nervous system conditions (neurologists), chest surgeons (thoracic surgeons) and other specialists have extensive experience in diagnosing and treating myasthenia gravis. Advanced diagnosis and treatment Mayo Clinic thoracic surgeons are experienced in treating myasthenia gravis and performing surger...

Myasthenia gravis - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
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Jun 22nd, 2021 - Overview Myasthenia gravis (my-us-THEE-nee-uh GRAY-vis) is characterized by weakness and rapid fatigue of any of the muscles under your voluntary control. It's caused by a breakdown in the normal communication between nerves and muscles. There's no cure for myasthenia gravis, but treatment can help relieve signs and symptoms, such as weakness of arm or leg muscles, double vision, drooping eyeli...

Myasthenia gravis - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
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Jun 22nd, 2021 - Diagnosis Your doctor will review your symptoms and your medical history and conduct a physical examination. Your doctor might use several tests, including: Neurological examination Your doctor may check your neurological health by testing: Reflexes Muscle strength Muscle tone Senses of touch and sight Coordination Balance Tests to help confirm a diagnosis of myasthenia gravis might include: Ic...

Myasthenia gravis - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
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Jun 22nd, 2021 - Overview Myasthenia gravis (my-us-THEE-nee-uh GRAY-vis) is characterized by weakness and rapid fatigue of any of the muscles under your voluntary control. It's caused by a breakdown in the normal communication between nerves and muscles. There's no cure for myasthenia gravis, but treatment can help relieve signs and symptoms, such as weakness of arm or leg muscles, double vision, drooping eyeli...

Myasthenia Gravis: Tr
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Apr 7th, 2021 - Overview What is myasthenia gravis? Myasthenia gravis (MG) is an autoimmune disease, meaning the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks its own parts. MG affects the communication between nerves and muscles (the neuromuscular junction). People with MG lose the ability to control muscles voluntarily. They experience muscle weakness and fatigue of various severity. They may not be able to move m...

Dysarthria - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
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May 29th, 2020 - Overview Dysarthria occurs when the muscles you use for speech are weak or you have difficulty controlling them. Dysarthria often causes slurred or slow speech that can be difficult to understand. Common causes of dysarthria include nervous system disorders and conditions that cause facial paralysis or tongue or throat muscle weakness. Certain medications also can cause dysarthria. Treating the...

Autonomic Neuropa
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Nov 30th, 2016 - Overview What is autonomic neuropathy? Autonomic neuropathy is also called autonomic dysfunction or dysautonomia. These terms describe many conditions that cause the autonomic nervous system (ANS) not to work. The ANS controls the body functions that we do not consciously think about: breathing, blood pressure regulation, digestion, temperature regulation, and more. Autonomic neuropathy can be ...

Neuromuscular Disorders
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- Neuromuscular disorders affect your neuromuscular system. They can cause problems with: The nerves that control your muscles Your muscles Communication between your nerves and muscles These disorders can cause your muscles to become weak and waste away. You may also have symptoms such as spasms, twitching, and pain. Examples of neuromuscular disorders include: Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis Musc...

Thymus Cancer
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- The thymus is a small organ in your upper chest, under your breastbone. Before birth and during childhood, the thymus helps the body make a type of white blood cell. These cells help protect you from infections. Cancer of the thymus is rare. You are more likely to get it if you have other diseases such as myasthenia gravis, lupus or rheumatoid arthritis. Sometimes there are no symptoms. Other t...

Myasthenia Gravis
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- Myasthenia gravis is a disease that causes weakness in your voluntary muscles. These are the muscles that you control. For example, you may have weakness in the muscles for eye movement, facial expressions, and swallowing. You can also have weakness in other muscles. This weakness gets worse with activity, and better with rest. Myasthenia gravis is an autoimmune disease. Your body's immune syst...

Myasthenia Gravis (MG): Symptoms, Causes,
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Myasthenia gravis (MG) is a chronic disease characterized by weakness and rapid fatigue of the voluntary muscles. The weakness is due to a breakdown in communication between a nerve ending and its adjoining muscle fiber. The onset of MG can be sudden, with severe and generalized muscle weakness, but more often its symptoms in the early stages are subtle and variable, making it difficult to diag...

Myasthenia Gravis
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Myasthenia gravis (MG) is a chronic disease characterized by weakness and rapid fatigue of the voluntary muscles. The weakness is due to a breakdown in communication between a nerve ending and its adjoining muscle fiber. The onset of MG can be sudden, with severe and generalized muscle weakness, but more often its symptoms in the early stages are subtle and variable, making it difficult to diag...

Myasthenia Gravis
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Myasthenia gravis is a chronic, complex, autoimmune disorder in which antibodies destroy neuromuscular connections. This causes problems with communication between nerves and muscle, resulting in weakness of the skeletal muscles. Myasthenia gravis affects the voluntary muscles of the body, especially the eyes, mouth, throat, and limbs.

Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
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ew Myasthenia gravis (my-us-THEE-nee-uh GRAY-vis) is characterized by weakness and rapid fatigue of any of the muscles under your voluntary control. It's caused by a breakdown in the normal communication between nerves and muscles. There's no cure for myasthenia gravis, but treatment can help relieve signs and symptoms, such as weakness of arm or leg muscles, double vision, drooping eyelids, an...

Care at Mayo Clinic - Mayo Clinic
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enia gravis care at Mayo Clinic Your Mayo Clinic care team Mayo Clinic doctors trained in nervous system conditions (neurologists), chest surgeons (thoracic surgeons) and other specialists have extensive experience in diagnosing and treating myasthenia gravis. Advanced diagnosis and treatment Mayo Clinic thoracic surgeons are experienced in treating myasthenia gravis and performing surgery to r...

Receptors - Mayo Clinic
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Thymus gland - Mayo Clinic
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Receptors - Mayo Clinic
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Thymus gland - Mayo Clinic
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