Myasthenia Gravis in Miami, FL
Advanced Neuro and Spine Institute is one of South Florida’s leading treatment centers specializing in the diagnosis, treatment and management of neurological conditions and diseases such as myasthenia gravis. The neurologists and neurosurgeons at our Aventura, Kendall, Hialeah, and Fort Lauderdale offices deliver expert, personalized care in a welcoming environment.
When the normal communication between your voluntary muscles and your nerves is disrupted, a condition called myasthenia gravis develops. When affected by this condition, a person experiences varying degrees of weakness and fatigue in voluntary muscles. Adjusting to this condition can be difficult and is important to seek medical attention before the condition worsens.
What Causes Myasthenia Gravis?
A defect in transmission of nerve impulses, or messages from nerves to the muscles, causes myasthenia gravis. Proper transmission of the nerve impulses usually results in the release of a substance called acetylcholine. When the autoimmune system’s antibodies prevent or block the acetylcholine receptors, it results in myasthenia gravis. Myasthenia gravis is classified as an autoimmune disease.
How Do We Test and Diagnose Myasthenia Gravis?
Early symptoms of myasthenia gravis include weakening of the eye muscles, slurred speech, and problems in chewing and swallowing. At later stages, the person can also experience double vision, increased weakening of the muscles, change in voice quality, and in extreme cases, difficulty in breathing and other respiratory problems.
To confirm the diagnosis, a doctor will examine you for symptoms and will conduct a thorough physical examination to check for the presence of other muscle-related ailments. Blood tests and a series of other diagnostic procedures including ice tests, imaging, and pulmonary function tests may also be required.
Based on the assessment, our doctors may suggest a variety of treatment options including medication, therapy, and changes in diet, routine, and physical activity. Changes in lifestyle may also be recommended.
Learn more about how we can help you tackle other nerve-related conditions such as the following:
- Bell’s Palsy
- Brachial Plexus Palsy
- Diabetic Polyneuropathy
- Hyperhidrosis (Excessive Perspiration)
- Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy (CIDP)
- Lyme Disease
- Muscle Spasms and Cramps
- Muscle Weakness
- Muscular Dystrophy
- Peripheral Nerve Disorders
- Post-Concussion Syndrome
- Tic Disorders
- Trigeminal Neuralgia
Book an Appointment Today
Advanced Neuro and Spine Institute doctors are experts in neurological disease management utilizing the latest techniques and treatment options available. Our patients benefit from individualized treatment plans. We have offices conveniently located in Aventura, Kendall, Hialeah, and Fort Lauderdale. Please call 786-401-4599 today to schedule your initial consultation!