Health Insights

Equine-assisted Therapy for LEMS

Equine-assisted therapy involves activities with horses to promote the physical and mental health of riders. For people with Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome (LEMS), this kind of therapy may help to improve balance, flexibility, and other functions, and has also been shown to provide an emotional boost. What is LEMS? LEMS…

About the European LEMS Registry

Patient registries collect information about the health status of people with a certain disease. They are particularly important for rare diseases such as Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome (LEMS), bringing together a small patient population and gathering information about how the disease affects them. Researchers in academia and pharmaceutical companies can…

Importance of Advocacy for LEMS Patients

Health advocates promote patient health and access to medical care. If you or a family member has a rare disease such as Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome (LEMS), it could be helpful to learn about health advocacy and how to get involved. About LEMS LEMS is a progressive autoimmune disorder that affects…

Hydrotherapy for LEMS

Hydrotherapy, or the use of water exercises, is a complementary therapy that may benefit some people with neuromuscular conditions such as Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome (LEMS). Here is some information about hydrotherapy and how it may be helpful to you. About LEMS LEMS is a progressive autoimmune disorder that affects…

Massage Therapy for LEMS

For some with Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome (LEMS), massage therapy may help in reducing muscle pain and weakness, as well as in improving flexibility. Here’s more information about the disease and massage therapy. About LEMS LEMS is a progressive autoimmune disorder that affects the nerve cells that control muscle movement.

Paramedical Treatment for LEMS

Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome (LEMS) can cause difficulties with many daily activities. Paramedical treatment is an important aspect of care to help improve your quality of life if you have LEMS. What is paramedical treatment? Paramedical treatment is that which is provided by professionals outside of the usual medical fields…

Your Treatment Team for LEMS

Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome (LEMS) can lead to symptoms that affect a number of different systems in the body. Here is information about some of those symptoms, along with medical specialists that can offer treatment. Neurologist LEMS primarily affects skeletal muscles or those under voluntary control, leading to weakness in…

Palliative Care for LEMS

Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome can lead to a number of debilitating symptoms. The condition is often accompanied by small cell lung cancer. If you have LEMS, palliative care may be able to help reduce your symptoms and improve your overall quality of life while undergoing treatment. What is palliative…

Emotional Responses to a LEMS Diagnosis

Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome (LEMS) is a rare disorder that can mimic other neuromuscular conditions. Because of that and the disease’s slow progression, diagnosis can take some time. If you have LEMS and now know it’s the cause of your symptoms, such as muscle weakness, fatigue, and pain, you…