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    What is myasthenia gravis (MG)?

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  • Dr Ryan Hislop

    Chiropractor

    Ryan Hislop is the Clinical Director at the Mudgee Chiropractic Health and Wellness Centre. As an experienced and evidence-based diagnostician, Ryan works largely by medical … View Profile

    This is a disorder involving the neuromuscular junction and is characterised by episodes of muscular weakness. It is most often seen between 20-40years of age, more often in males.

    It is defined as an auto-immune disorder which sees the destruction or prevention of Acetylcholine binding sites. 

    Most commonly, people will experience some of the following:
    - double vision and ptosis (weakening of an eye)
    - difficulty chewing or speaking (due to weakness in facial muscles)
    - difficulty sustaining constant muscle contraction or repeated use of a single muscle

    20-30% of people have spontaneous remission, however there are treatments that may assist in the recovery. 

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