Essay Diagnosis and Treatment of Myasthenia Gravis

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MYASTHENIA GRAVIS contents Topics……………………………………………………………………………page number
• Introduction…………………………………………………………………………………2
• Epidemiological information………………………………………………………………2
• The normal functioning of an organ and
Pathogenesis of the disease……………………………………………………………..2
• Symptoms………………………………………………………………………………….2
• Diagnosis…………………………………………………………………………………..3
• Treatment………………………………………………………………………………….3
• Conclusion………………………………………………………………………………...4
• References………………………………………………………………………………..4

Introduction
Myasthenia gravis is a disease that affects voluntary muscles of the body; it causes the weakening of the muscles. In this essay we will talk about how to treat myasthenia gravis, the symptoms and causes
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As the message arrives at the end of the nerves, the message is transmitted to the muscles. Before the message is transmitted to the muscles it has to pass the space between the end of the nerve and the muscle, and that space is called neuromuscular junction. The message is transmitted from the brain to the end of the nerve and from the nerve to the neuromuscular junction, and when the message arrives the chemical called neurotransmitters are released.
When acetylcholine reaches the muscles side of neuromuscular junction, it attaches and locks into receptors. If anything interferes with these steps, the nerve will not be able to control muscle contraction. When there is an interruption of normal communication between the nerves and the muscles at the neuromuscular junction, myasthenia gravis occur. This interruption is caused by antibodies that prevent acetylcholine from reaching muscle by destroying or blocking the receptors.

Figure 3: Symptoms
Myasthenia gravis may affect any voluntary muscles. They may affect muscles that control the eyelid movement, facial expression and swallowing. The most symptoms of myasthenia gravis that can be noticed are the weakness of the eye muscle that causes double vision. Some symptoms of myasthenia gravis may include unstable walk, arm weakness, weakness in hands, fingers, legs and neck, change in facial expression, having a hard time swallowing, shortness of breath, and having problems with
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