Resources to Learn More about Myasthenia Gravis, and Improve your Health
Receiving the diagnosis of myasthenia gravis can cause a great deal of stress. Here are helpful resources to help you or your loved ones understand more about the disease, to help manage and improve overall health.
What is Myasthenia Gravis? MG Overview Video
Here is a video that provides overview of myasthenia gravis. This video is supported by a grant received by Dr. Richard Nowak from the National Institutes of Health in collaboration with Myasthenia Gravis Rare Disease Network (MGNet), For more MG resources, visit the national library of medicine website.
Myasthenia Gravis and Wellness
The investigators in the field of myasthenia gravis have focused on understanding the disease and advancing treatments. Managing the disease for patients presents a number of challenges. The Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America (MGFA) and Conquer MG have wellness strategies you can incorporate to improve your quality of life.
There is no way to prevent myasthenia gravis however MG patients can do many things to help maximize their health and reduce exacerbation of symptoms.
MG and Nutrition
Incorporating a diet will improve overall health and help reduce side effects of medications used for MG. Here is a video produced by Conquer MG to provide you with nutrition recommendations.
MG and Exercise
The hallmark of MG is muscle weakness which makes it a lot more challenging for patients to live an active lifestyle. Physical exercise is crucial to maintain a healthy weight however It is essential to be aware of the kinds of exercise to engage in. Here is a video produced by Conquer MG to highlight physical activities that MG patients can incorporate in their lives once their illness is stable.
Managing stress is not only essential to prevent diseases but it also leads to tremendous health benefits. Here is a video developed by Conquer MG that highlights 7 helpful tips that MG patients can incorporate to cope with stress.
Here is a list of all MG Organizations
- Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America
- Conquer Myasthenia Gravis (Conquer MG)
- Myasthenia Gravis Association (MGA)
- Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of California
- Myasthenia Gravis Minnesota
MG Social Media Support Groups
Below are some of the various online MG support groups for patients and families to share their stories and experiences. Please keep in mind that these social platforms are not a substitute for any medical advice and guidance. Talk to your general medical doctor or neurologist if you have questions.