Homeopathy Remedies for Myasthenia Gravis
In early stages, myasthenia gravis primarily affects muscles that control eye movement (extraocular muscles) and those that control facial expression, chewing, and swallowing. If untreated, the disorder may affect muscles that control breathing (respiration), causing acute respiratory failure.
Myasthenia gravis can be classified according to which skeletal muscles are affected. Within a year of onset, approximately 85?90% of patients develop generalized myasthenia gravis, which is characterized by weakness in the trunk, arms, and legs.
About 10?15% of patients have weakness only in muscles that control eye movement. This type is called ocular myasthenia gravis.
Other types of MG include congenital, which an inherited condition is caused by genetic defect, and transient neonatal, which occurs in infants born to mothers who have MG. Congenital MG develops at or shortly after birth and causes generalized symptoms.
Transient neonatal MG is a temporary condition that develops in 10?20% of infants born to mothers who have MG. Transient neonatal MG is caused by circulation of the mother's antibodies through the placenta and it lasts as long as the mother's antibodies remain in the infant (usually a few weeks after birth).
· Muscle weakness
· Eye muscle weakness
· Drooping eyelids
· Double vision
· Facial muscle weakness
· Facial expression difficulty i.e. Flat expression
· Difficulty in chewing, talking, swallowing etc...
· Slurred speech Fig: Drooping of eyelid in Myasthenia Gravis
· Difficulty breathing
· Neck muscle weakness
· Limb muscle weakness
· Muscle weakness on exertion
· Nasal voice
· Weak voice.
- Myasthenic crisis - acute muscle weakness leading to respiratory failure
- Respiratory paralysis
- Acute respiratory failure- if the breathing muscles adversely affected.
- Neonatal myasthenia - a syndrome in babies of autoimmune myasthenia gravis mothers.
- Limb paralysis