Myasthenia Gravis

About Myasthenia Gravis

Myasthenia Gravis is an autoimmune neuromuscular disease that has no known cure. It's name is derived the Greek and Latin meaning "Grave Muscle Weakness". It's caused by a malfunction of the immune system. Your body attacks it's own chemicals that send signals to your muscles. Without these chemicals the muscles become weak and function becomes limited. MG itself isn't fatal, but before more modern treatment methods became available it almost always was. Today people die indirectly as a result of medical complications.

Symptoms include drooping eye lids, slurred speech, difficulty swallowing and chewing, blurry or double vision. Other symptoms include arm and leg weakness, difficulty walking, climbing stairs, getting up from a chair, fatigue, and breathing difficulty. Symptoms increase the more a muscle group is used, and improve some with rest.

If you're interested in learning more about MYASTHENIA GRAVIS visit:
Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America

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