Myasthenia Gravis

Opening Hours

Marengo Asia Hospitals, Faridabad

Mon-Sat: 10:00 AM – 04:00 PM

Sunday: Closed

Mediclub Clinic

Mon-Sun: 05:30 PM – 07:30 PM

Thursday: Closed

Sunday: Closed

Myasthenia gravis (MG) is a chronic autoimmune neuromuscular disorder characterized by muscle weakness and fatigue, particularly evident with repetitive movements. This condition arises when the body’s immune system produces antibodies that attack acetylcholine receptors at the neuromuscular junction, where nerves communicate with muscles.

In a healthy neuromuscular junction, nerve endings release acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter that binds to receptors on muscle cells, triggering muscle contractions. However, in MG, antibodies block, alter, or destroy these receptors, disrupting the communication between nerves and muscles. This results in muscle weakness and fatigue, which typically worsens with activity and improves with rest.

Common symptoms of myasthenia gravis include generalized muscle weakness, particularly in facial and throat muscles. This can lead to drooping eyelids (ptosis), double vision (diplopia), difficulty swallowing (dysphagia), and impaired speech. Limb muscles may also be affected, causing weakness that can interfere with daily activities.

Dr. Kunal Bahrani, based in Faridabad, specializes in the treatment of myasthenia gravis, offering comprehensive care to manage symptoms and improve quality of life for patients. Treatment approaches may include medications that enhance acetylcholine levels at the neuromuscular junction, such as anticholinesterase drugs. Immunosuppressive therapies may also be employed to suppress the autoimmune response responsible for attacking acetylcholine receptors.

Dr. Kunal Bahrani’s approach includes thorough diagnostic evaluation, personalized treatment plans, and ongoing monitoring to adjust therapies as needed. His expertise ensures that patients receive tailored care aimed at minimizing symptoms and optimizing daily function. For anyone in Faridabad seeking effective management of myasthenia gravis, consulting with Dr. Kunal Bahrani promises compassionate and expert care focused on improving overall well-being.