For people with myasthenia gravis, muscle weakness (especially in the face) is a part of everyday life. This muscle weakness can also make it tough to swallow, so eating certain foods can be a challenge.
Aside from that consideration, some eating habits may aid in combating the fatigue symptoms associated with the autoimmune disease – rest is also highly recommended to deal with the related fatigue. While there’s no cure yet for this disease, here are six eating tips for those with myasthenia gravis to improve quality of life…
1. Make it Easier to Swallow
Myastheniagravis.org (Conquer MG) recognizes that some solid foods can be difficult to get down, and notes you can use gravy, sauce, butter, mayo or yogurt to help them slide down your throat more easily with fewer residues.
Meanwhile, you can choose foods that are fairly easy to chew and swallow to begin with, while also offering some nutritional value – such as egg salad, canned salmon, and even fruit smoothies. It suggests looking for “soft diet” recipe books from your local bookstore for more ideas.