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Is Parkinson’s An Autoimmune Disease?

Is Parkinson's an autoimmune disease

Parkinson’s disease is a neurological condition resulting from an imbalance of dopamine and acetylcholine, two chemical messengers (“neurotransmitters”) in the brain that help control movement.  Too little dopamine leads to problems with gross and fine motor coordination.  It is thought to be caused by a combination of genetic and environmental factors, in conjunction with increasing age.  More recently an immunological

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18 Years Later: A Great Life (And A New Business) With Myasthenia Gravis

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I realized recently that I’ve been sick for more of my life than I’ve been healthy. Eighteen years ago I was starting my Freshman year of high school – I was 14, and I loved to play soccer and softball and do normal teenage girl stuff.   Then one day things started to change, and I had no idea that

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What is the Autoimmune Condition Myasthenia Gravis?

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Myasthenia gravis is a rare autoimmune disease in which one’s own antibodies attack receptors for a substance called acetylcholine (ACh), at a site known as the neuromuscular junction (NMJ), where the nerves meet the muscles they control.  This results in occupation by these antibodies of the muscle receptors that receive impulses controlling muscle contraction, leading to reduction in the amount

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