Why Is My Eyelid Drooping?
This 1 minute home test helps you diagnose Myasthenia Gravis - An autoimmune disease that often presents with droopy eyelids.
What is myasthenia gravis
Myasthenia gravis is an autoimmune disorder that leads to weakness in voluntary muscle activities
Patients with myasthenia gravis have antibodies against a component of nerves involved in normal muscle contraction. As a result these patients suffer from weakness. One of these weaknesses may show in the ability of the eyelid muscle to retract.
What does the home test show?
The home test shown in the video, allows you to check on your own if you may have myasthenia.
Sit in front of a mirror and check if your eyelid is drooping. Then apply a small ice pack on the drooping lid for about 2 minutes. After that look in the mirror again. If the drooping has reduced, it is likely that you have myasthenia.
Which other tests can i do to check for Myasthenia?
Two blood tests are usually found to be positive in myasthenia
Ach Receptor Antibodies, and MuSk Receptor Antibodies may be done
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