Myasthenia Gravis And Your Long Term Disability Policy
In the United States, it is estimated that 20 out of every 100,000 people will have MG. It occurs in all races, genders and at any age.
Unfortunately, in MG there is as much as an 80% reduction in the number of these receptor sites because MG will destroy or block the receptor site. The immune system of a person who has MG will make antibodies against the receptor site which will destroy those sites more rapidly than the body can replace. As a result, muscle weakness will occur when the acetylcholine does not activate enough perception sites at the neuromuscular junction.
What Is Myasthenia Gravis?
Did you know that the voluntary muscles of the body are controlled by nerve impulses that start in the brain? The nerve impulses travel to where the nerves meet the muscle fibers. There is a space between the nerves and the muscle fibers called the neuromuscular junction. When the nerve impulse arrives at the nerve ending it releases a chemical called acetylcholine which travels across space to the muscle fiber where it attaches to many receptor sites. The muscle will contract when enough of the receptor sites have been activated by the acetylcholine.
What You Should Do If Your Doctor Has Told You That You Can No Longer Work As A Result of MG
You might have purchased a disability policy on your own through your employer hoping you’d never need to apply for disability insurance benefits if you became disabled.
If your doctor has told you that you cannot work anymore as a result of your Myasthenia Gravis, it is time to call disability insurance attorney Nancy Cavey who can review your disability insurance policy and help you make the crucial decision about filing for disability insurance benefits.
Call today at (727) 894-3188 for a complimentary consultation.