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myasthenia gravis is a breakdown in the normal communication between nerves and muscles.
myasthenia gravis can affect people of any age, it's more common in women younger than 40 and in men older than 60. The disorder occurs in one or two people per 10,000.
Illustrated is the breakdown of communication between the nerve and muscle.
Symptoms Initial symptoms of Myasthenia Gravis may include difficulty speaking (dysarthria), difficulty swallowing (dysphagia), drooping eyelids (ptosis), and double vision (diplopia). Patients often have nasal-sounding speech and weak neck muscles that give the head a tendency to fall forward or backward.
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.