Myasthenia Gravis (my-us-THEE-nee-uh GRAY-vis) is characterized by weakness and rapid fatigue of any of the muscles under your voluntary control. It's caused by a breakdown in the normal communication between nerves and muscles.

Learn More from the Mayo Clinic. 


The hallmark of Myasthenia Gravis is muscle weakness that worsens after periods of activity and improves after periods of rest. Certain muscles such as those that control eye and eyelid movement, facial expression, chewing, talking, and swallowing are often (but not always) involved in the disorder.

Learn More from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke and view their fact sheet. 


The MGFA website is intended to increase awareness of Myasthenia Gravis (MG), support those living with MG, and create connections for the MG community.


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