Dr. Aziz Shaibani, a physician who directs the Nerve and Muscle Center of Texas at the Texas Medical Center, has treated hundreds of patients with myasthenia gravis. He's channeled his expertise into a new book, Coping with Myasthenia Gravis, which is designed to provide support and information for patients.
Dr. Shaibani spent five years collecting stories from MG patient. His resulting book provides a rich resource for those coping with MG. They can learn about others' experiences in dealing with the disease, including side effects of medication and strategies for coping with symptoms.
In addition to the stories told in the book, readers can access video recordings of patients talking about managing their MG. A website with these recordings is available with book purchase.
Dr. Shaibani was inspired to write because he saw the need among his MG patients for a resource on how to cope with the disease. Especially lacking was information by patients…for patients. "There really was no book on the market of that kind," he says.
In the spirit of support for his MG patients, Dr. Shaibani will donate the net proceeds of his book to the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America. This donation will further MGFA's vision of a world without MG, supporting patient education, advocacy, and research.
"MGFA is the leading advocacy and educational organization for MG patients," he says. "It deserves our support and recognition."
The book is available for purchase on Amazon.