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Myasthenia Gravis

Special diet and exercise for Myasthenics

10/17/2000

Question:

Is there a special diet for myasthenics? How about exercise?

Answer:

You may wish to review the information at www.myasthenia.org regarding nutrition and exercise.

I advise my patients to have a well-balance diet, including a general vitamin supplement. Patients receiving corticosteroids may require specific calcium and potassium supplements. Exercise must be highly individualized based on the patient`s degree of weakness. For my patients weak from MG I advise to restrict activity and as they improve to increase normal activities. If tolerated, a walking regimen is good to institute.

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Myasthenia Gravis Foundation

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Response by:

Henry J Kaminski, MD Henry J Kaminski, MD
Formerly, Professor of Neurology
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University