Myasthenia gravis

A chronic disease characterised by fluctuating levels of muscle weakness.

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Treatment and Precautions for Vitiligo

Vitiligo is also known as Leukoderma. It is a skin disorder that causes the white patches on our body.  Generally, it starts without any previous sign or notice. Hence, in few cases, slight irritation is the sign of this disease.

After getting a single white patch on the skin, it is likely to be speared on the different parts of our body. Even though it is not a contagious disease but many people who are suffering from vitiligo, generally suffer from the psychological problem also, that is the big issue.

Many experts have given their different views on its occurrence but the conclusion is- vitiligo is an autoimmune disorder occurs due to the immunity disturbances. Our Immunity can disturb due to regular odd food combination intake, sudden trauma, and regular stress or due to some bad combination food habits & lifestyle.

In this Article, we will also tell you something about the best Ayurvedic treatment for vitiligo along with the precautions that need to follow against vitiligo.

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How to Get Rid of White Patches on Skin, Vitiligo

In medical terms, white patches on the skin are known as vitiligo. This can appear on different body parts including the hands, feet, arms, legs, face, lips, and around the eyes and mouth.

The exact cause of this skin condition is still unknown. Experts believe that it could be an autoimmune disorder in which the immune system itself attacks the melanocytes or melanin-producing cells.

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Myasthenia Gravis Has Changed Everything

The first time I heard the diagnosis Myasthenia Gravis it was from a local neurologist that did not believe in me or my symptoms or that I had Myasthenia Gravis!

About a month earlier I spent a week in my local hospital after loosing my ability to walk one day at work. I had been noticing other strange symptoms but never put them together. I was working full time as a teacher’s assistant to students with emotional and behavioral disorders. The job was intense, you had to think and move fast!! Students questioned me why my hands were always shaking, why was I not playing at P.E. anymore with them. Why was I walking so slow, why was my voice sounding funny? Children pick up things very quickly and as I was dismissing my notable symptoms, my students kept asking questions. I had previously had 3 back surgeries including a spinal fusion, so I contributed my leg weakness to ongoing issues with my back but it did not explain why my arms felt so fatigued or my voice getting hoarse. My symptoms progressed to the point where they could no longer be ignored, I needed answers!

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Huperzine A, Mestinon and Myasthenia Gravis

Huperzine A gets a lot of attention as a natural (and sometimes necessary) alternative to pyridostigmine bromide, especially when there are adverse side effects to the synthetic treatment option. So what is the best choice and how do we begin to navigate the options in front of us?

First of all, let’s define what exactly Huperzine A is. Huperzine A is a dietary supplement that is “derived from the Chinese club moss Huperzia serrata and works as a cholinesterase inhibitor — a type of medication that works by improving the availability of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine”, needed for muscle contraction.  By definition, this is a similar mechanism of action found in pyridostigmine, also known by the brand name of Mestinon. Pyridostigmine is also classified as a cholinesterase inhibitor which helps to inhbit “the destruction of acetylcholine by cholinesterase and thereby permits freer transmission of nerve impulses across the neuromuscular junction”.

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Symptoms of Asperger’s Syndrome

In 2008, I stumbled upon something that would change my life. I would discover by typing into a Google search, “Why do I take everything so literally” that I have Asperger’s syndrome. I’m a self-diagnosed Aspie who has been slowly unraveling the mystery that has been my life for the past 5 years. It’s been an amazing journey.

What is Asperger’s Syndrome?

Asperger’s syndrome is a developmental disorder on the autistic spectrum. The name of the syndrome came from its founder, Austrian Pediatrician, Hans Asperger. A developmental disorder is a disorder that occurs during a child’s development, either in utero or during the first critical years of life.

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What’s Next After Parkinson’s Diagnosis?

5 Steps to Begin Normalizing Parkinson’s in Your Life

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The Most Commonly Misdiagnosed Symptoms of Asperger in Adults

Autism Spectrum Disorder persists into adulthood; this is a medical fact, yet few doctors know how to recognize and diagnose autistic symptoms in adults. Here are some of the condition’s most common warning signs, and the other conditions they are mistakenly attributed to.

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The gift inside borderline personality disorder (BPD)

“It is increasingly being recognised that many individuals who receive the diagnosis of BPD are naturally highly intuitive and perceptive. What was previously thought of as a genetic vulnerability may actually reflect an innate talent.” 

People who were born emotionally intense, sensitive and are gifted with heightened perceptivity are like powerful sports cars. It is as if they have an extremely powerful engine that requires a special fuel and a specific kind of care. In the right condition and with the right keeping, they can be one of the most high-performing machines in the world and win many races. The problem is, however, that they may not have been taught how to run this powerful machine. To borrow a metaphor from psychologist Dr Hallowell (Additudemag.com), it is like having a Ferrari with bicycle brakes, and these brakes are simply not strong enough to control such a powerful engine.

Many emotionally intense people are diagnosed or misdiagnosed with various mental disorders throughout their lives, some of the most common ones are mood disorders, including bipolar disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), eating disorders and personality disorders. Whilst these conditions are real and extremely painful, we should not immediately assume that they are signs of a defect.

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The Unpredictability of Borderline Personality Disorder

I used to wonder why it is called borderline personality disorder (BPD). That is until my symptoms got worse, and I had to find the answer the worst possible way.

It literally feels like you’re standing on the borderline of emotional and mental instability. Some days, you struggle to make sure you’re still “sane.” Other days, it feels like you’re not, like you barely have control anymore. Then, you get better for a few days and think that maybe you were just over-analyzing it before. Soon enough, you’re back to your nightly sanity checks.

Living with BPD can feel like a nightmare because how you feel about everything — friends, school, life, even yourself — is just so unstable.

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