Myasthenia Gravis Treatments
Treatment for myasthenia gravis depends on the severity of your weakness, which muscle groups are affected, your age and other medical conditions.
There are a variety of treatments available, including:
- Medications: Medication therapy may include:
- Anticholinesterase medicines
- Immunosuppressive drugs
- Plasmapheresis: This procedure modifies your immune system by removing abnormal antibodies from your blood serum and replacing it with high-dose immune globulin before returning it to your bloodstream.
- Thymectomy: This is the surgical removal of the thymus gland to reduce or eliminate symptoms of myasthenia gravis and restore balance to the immune system.