Learn More About Myasthenia Gravis

Overview

Learn More About Myasthenia Gravis

One of the first steps after a myasthenia gravis (MG) diagnosis is understanding the condition. Diplomat is here to help.

But remember: The information here — and on linked sites — is not meant to replace advice, care, or a diagnosis from your physician. If you have questions about your condition, please ask your provider.

Overview

Myasthenia gravis is an autoimmune disorder that causes weaknesses in the skeletal muscles (those used for movement). While many autoimmune disorders attack the arms and legs, MG predominantly affects facial muscles. Symptoms include eyelid drooping and difficulty breathing and controlling facial expressions. Physical activity might exacerbate MG symptoms. It is critical, therefore, for patients to get adequate rest and avoid physical exertion.

While there is no cure for MG, treatment options exist to help patients control symptoms by reducing muscle weakness. It might even be possible for patients to go into temporary remission.

Sources

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America

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