For every 100,000 people, 10 people will be living with MG.
IT IS A RARE DISEASE.1
- For 65% of people, the first signs of MG are problems with the eyes, such as double vision or drooping eyelids7,8.
- 75% of people will develop more generalised weakness of muscles across the body7. Symptoms & disease severity tend to be worst and to fluctuate more within the first 3 years9.
- Between 15-20% of people with MG will experience a myasthenic crisis, that can lead to problems swallowing and respiratory failure10.
Symptoms of MG are unpredictable and can fluctuate over days or even hours.
- Extreme muscle weakness
- Change in facial expression
- Head drop or head lag
- Impaired speech (dysarthria)
- Difficulty chewing or swallowing
What treatments are there for MG?
There is currently no cure for MG13. There are a number of options available to help manage and control MG symptoms14. Whilst treatments are effective for most, they do not help all people with the condition15.