Lifestyle Tips for Myasthenia Gravis

The first step to managing your condition is to accept that you have it. From then on you can move forward.

We have listed below some helpful hints on day to day living with MG.

  • Bathroom
  • Do’s and Don’ts
  • Drugs (non-MG related)
  • Eating & Swallowing
  • Education
  • Emergencies
  • Family, Friends and Peers
  • House Work
  • Information Sheet
  • Kitchen
  • Medicines for MG
  • Neurologist
  • Personal Hygiene
  • Support Groups
  • Shopping
  • Visual Difficulties

Bathroom

  • Install grab bars in the shower, near the bath and near the toilet. If showering is tiring, use a chair in the shower and in the bathroom in general so that you are not standing whilst shaving, brushing your teeth, etc.
  • Consider installing shower heads with flexible hose. You can then bring the shower head closer to your body, allowing faster rinsing.
  • Replace old fashioned tap spindles with tap mixers. A mixer is one handle that turns water on and off and controls temperature with the one easy movement (the old fashioned tap heads not only need a strong grip to operate, but require the strength of Hercules to turn the water on and off!)
  • If possible, have the shower recess separate to the bath – climbing out of a slippery bath could be challenging and dangerous if you have difficulties swinging your legs over the edge.

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