Myasthenia Gravis

By Brandon Morris

What is Myasthenia Gravis?

Mysathenia Gravis is an autoimmune disease(meaning body's immune system attacks itself) in which the interruption affects the connection between nerves and muscles. This causes the loss of control in the eyes, lips, face area, and can cause weakness and minor paralysis.

Further Information

The cause of Mysathenia Gravis is unknown by specialists. It is known that it is found more commonly in women than in men. A majority of women who suffer from MG start to see problems around 28 years old, for men 42 years old. But for everyone, you can be a child and still suffer from MG regardless of gender. While MG is not necessarily deadly, the loss of control of your body can be drastic to a point of paralysis and can change your life quickly.
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Treatment and Conclusion

There is no cure for Mysathenia Gravis, but is treatable with drugs that suppress the immune system or boost signals between the nerves and muscles. Surgeries have also taken place for some with severe cases of MG. In conclusion, there are specialists that are trying to find what causes MG and how we can possibly cure it. All we can do is wait and see how we progress knowing Mysthenia Gravis and how we can help. Most people who suffer are still able to live normal lives today.