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Treatments for Myasthenia Gravis

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Myasthenia gravis is an autoimmune neuromuscular disease. Effective treatments are available and most people with myasthenia gravis live normal lives. Once your best treatment response is found, you may be symptom-free for long periods of time. Early diagnosis and treatment can make a big difference.

Our goal with treatment is to restore muscle function and prevent swallowing and breathing problems. Typically, daily medicine is all that's needed. Sometimes, respiratory or nutritional support may be needed.

Treatments We Provide

  • Electromyography and Nerve Conduction Studies

    Electromyography and nerve conduction studies, typically referred as an EMG, are electrical tests of muscle and nerve that neurologists and physiatrists perform on patients for a variety of conditions.

  • Immune Suppressing Medicine

    Medicine to suppress the immune system (steroids) can reduce the body's attack on the neuromuscular system. This can also successfully reduce muscle fatigue. Prednisone is an example of a steroid you may be prescribed.

  • Immunoglobulin Procedure

    Given intravenously, this blood product helps decrease the immune system attacking the nervous symptom.

  • Muscle and Nerve Biopsy

    A muscle biopsy is a procedure used to identify an infection or disease in your muscle.

  • Neuro Rehabilitation

    Our physical therapy and rehabilitation experts don't just work on improving your physical function. We understand that neurological connections with your brain and your nerves affect your physical, cognitive and emotional health. Our holistic approach brings you greater success.

  • Plasmapheresis 

    Through blood donation, this transfusion replaces abnormal antibodies in the blood with normal antibodies.

  • Skin Biopsy

    Your doctor may request a skin biopsy, which is a sample size of skin tissue is removed for testing for suspicious areas of skin that are abnormal in size, color and shape.

  • Thymectomy Surgery

    This surgical procedure removes the thymus gland. It may or may not improve symptoms, but has been linked to altering the immune system's response.