What is Myasthenia Gravis?
Myasthenia Gravis (MG) is a type of neuromuscular disorder that results in weakness in the skeletal muscles –the muscles responsible for causing movement across the body. MG or Myasthenia Gravis occurs when the communication between the skeletal muscles and the nerve cells becomes dysfunctional or impaired. This dysfunction prevents the occurrence of the vital muscle contractions leading to acute muscle weakness in the body.
As per the reports of the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America, Myasthenia Gravis (MG) is one of the most common major disorders of neuromuscular communication & transmission. It tends to be a relatively rare health condition affecting around 14 to 20 individuals out of 100,000 people.