About Myasthenia Gravis

It strikes any age. Any income. Any ethnic background.

What is Myasthenia Gravis (MG)?

What is Myasthenia Gravis (MG)?

Myasthenia Gravis can strike any person. Any age. Any income. Any ethnic background. MG is an autoimmune disease that impairs communication between nerve and muscle, causing weakness.

Diagnosis
Symptoms fluctuate making MG hard to diagnose. Various tests can confirm a diagnosis.

Symptoms
Fluctuating weakness is the hallmark of MG. Symptoms can include droopy eyelids, double vision, weakness in the hands, legs, arms and neck, and more.

Treatments
Medications, surgery (thymectomy) and other treatments can ease MG symptoms.

What makes MG worse
The list includes heat, respiratory illness and lack of sleep, along with some medications like antibiotics.

MG terms
Click to understand MG terms like acetycholine receptor, ptosis, and thymus gland.

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