Myasthenia Gravis is a neuromuscular disease that causes muscle weakness and fatigue. This disease disrupts the communication between the nerves and muscles that control the movement of your muscles. Myasthenia Gravis can significantly affect the quality of life and make daily activities difficult. In this article we have written for you, we will try to explain what Myasthenia Gravis is, how it occurs, and its causes.
What Is Myasthenia Gravis?
Myasthenia Gravis is an autoimmune disease that causes the signals transmitted by the nerves to the muscles to become ineffective. This leads to a weakening of the neuromuscular connections that control the involuntary movements of the muscles. Symptoms of the disease include drooping eyelids, double vision, weakness in facial expressions, difficulty speaking and swallowing, weakness in the arms and legs, and difficulty breathing.
How Does Myasthenia Gravis Occur?
Myasthenia Gravis is caused by the formation of antibodies that reduce the effect of chemicals that carry the signals transmitted by nerve cells to the muscles. These antibodies bind to receptors in the neuromuscular connections that control the movement of the muscles and block the transmission of signals. This leads to muscle weakness and increased fatigue. The severity of the disease and the muscle groups affected vary from person to person.
What Are The Causes of Myasthenia Gravis?
Although the exact cause of Myasthenia Gravis is unknown, it is thought to be an autoimmune disease. Autoimmune diseases are conditions in which the immune system attacks and damages its own cells. In Myasthenia Gravis, the immune system produces antibodies by attacking acetylcholine receptors in muscle cells. These antibodies reduce the effect of the signals transmitted by the nerves to the muscles and cause the muscles to weaken. Genetic factors, environmental factors, and hormonal imbalances are also thought to play a role in the emergence of the disease.
What Are The Symptoms of Myasthenia Gravis?
Myasthenia Gravis (MG) is a neuromuscular disease in which the communication between the nerves that control your muscles and the muscles is impaired. This condition causes muscle weakness and fatigue. Symptoms of Myasthenia Gravis may vary from person to person; however, the following symptoms can usually occur;
- Weakness in the eye muscles,
- Weakness in the facial and neck muscles,
- Weakness in the arm and leg muscles,
- Breathing difficulties,
- Rapid fatigue,
- Voice changes,
How is Myasthenia Gravis Diagnosed?
Myasthenia Gravis is diagnosed by the patient’s symptoms, physical examination, blood tests, and special tests such as electromyography (EMG). Diagnostic types are as follows;
- Physical examination
- Blood tests
- Electromyography (EMG),
- Tensilon test,
- Imaging tests,
How Is Myasthenia Gravis Treatment Performed?
Myasthenia Gravis treatment aims to improve the patient’s quality of life and keep symptoms under control. Treatment options include;
- Drug treatment,
- Plasmapheresis and intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) therapy,
- Physiotherapy and lifestyle changes,
Myasthenia Gravis Treatment Prices in Turkey
Turkey has managed to announce its name to the world with its investments and studies in the field of health. Especially the latest technological devices used in diagnosis and treatment procedures have been a beacon of hope for many diseases. However, there has been an increase in health tourism in Türkiye.
- Hospitals are large, clean, spacious and fully equipped in terms of technological equipment.
- Turkish doctors are specialized, successful, and skilled in their fields.
- Nurses and carers are friendly and compassionate.
- Finding answers to the questions asked quickly and accurately.
- Patience and understanding of all staff, including the intermediary company dealing with the patient.
- Turkey offers holiday opportunities with its natural and historical beauties.
- Easy transportation.
- Diagnosis, treatment, accommodation, eating, drinking, dressing, and holiday needs can be met at affordable prices.
Such situations are shown among the reasons for preference. Regarding Myasthenia Gravis Treatment Prices in Turkey, we can see that patients and their relatives who want to come to Turkey are doing research. However, it would not be correct to give clear price information at this stage. Many factors such as the type of disease, stage, diagnosis process, treatment process, and stay in Türkiye affect the price issue. If you want to get more detailed price information, you can contact us. In addition, if you come to Turkey for treatment through us, we can facilitate your visa application process with the invitation letter sent by us to the consulate.
Prof.Dr. Ergün Dağlıoğlu (Eğitim Görevlisi), Beyin Cerrahı, Beyin Ve Sinir Cerrahisi
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