The name myasthenia gravis comes from Greek and Latin words meaning “grave muscle weakness.” This rare autoimmune disease occurs in all races, male or female, and at any age.
Living with myasthenia gravis (MG) can be a challenge. When severe, it can result in difficulty chewing, smiling, swallowing, talking, or breathing. MG is not thought to be directly inherited, however it does occasionally occur in more than one member of the same family. Nancy Law, Chief Executive of the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America (MGFA) shares more about what her organization is doing to help find a cure for MG.