Can You Tell Me What Myasthenia Gravis Is?

Q:
Can you tell me what myasthenia gravis is?

A:
Myasthenia gravis is a chronic condition that causes muscles to tire and weaken easily.

It is caused by a breakdown in the normal communication between nerves and muscles.

There is no cure for myasthenia gravis, but treatment can help relieve signs and symptoms, such as weakness of arm or leg muscles, double vision, drooping eyelids, and difficulties with speech, chewing, swallowing and breathing.

Though myasthenia gravis can affect people of any age, it’s more common in women younger than 40 and in men older than 60.

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