Myasthenia Gravis Awareness Month

Myasthenia Gravis (MG) is a chronic autoimmune neuromuscular disease that causes weakness and fatigue in muscles responsible for breathing and limb movements.

The most common symptoms of MG are drooping eyelids, blurred vision, weakness in the arms or legs, and difficulties with chewing, swallowing and speech. It can affect anyone, including children, but develops most frequently in women under the age of 40 and men over 60.

There is no known cure for MG but with proper treatment or medication, most people can improve their muscle weakness and lead nearly normal lives. Some cases can even go into remission, temporarily or permanently. Therefore, it is important to get detected early.