Any Suggestion for Nutrition in Myasthenia Gravis?

Q:
Can you give me some suggestions for nutrition in myasthenia gravis?

A:
Nutritional problems can be a great concern for people with myasthenia gravis, because they tend to have difficulty chewing and swallowing.

Here are some advices:

  • Plan your meals when you have the most energy. Eat slowly and rest between bites if necessary.
  • When preparing food, try to make them soft and easy to chew and swallow.
  • In the meal, take sips of liquid to soften food in your mouth and help prevent solid food from sticking in your throat.
  • Don’t talk and eat at the same time.

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