Myasthenia Gravis is an autoimmune disease that causes weakness in the muscles under your control. It happens because of a problem in communication between the nerves and muscles. The body’s own immune system makes antibodies that block or change some of the nerve signals to your muscles.
Myasthenia gravis affects both men and women and occurs across all racial and ethnic groups. It most commonly impacts young adults women (under 40) and older men (over 60), but it can occur at any age, including childhood.
- Muscular : Muscle weakness or weakness of the arms and legs.
- Facial : Dropping of upper eyelid or muscle weakness.
Also common : difficulty swallowing, double vision, fatigue, shortness of breath, or impaired vision.
Your doctor may check your neurological health by testing your:
- Muscle Strength
- Muscle Tone
- Senses of touch and sight
Doctors use a variety of treatments, alone or in combination, to relieve symptoms of myasthenia gravis.