Myasthenia Gravis is an autoimmune neuromuscular disease which can strike anyone at any age. So far there is no known cause or no cure. Symptoms of MG are extreme fatigue, droopy eyelids, double vision, difficulty chewing and swallowing, voice changes, weakness in neck arms and legs. These symptoms can be variable making the condition difficult to diagnose. Patients can be treated by surgery, plasma exchange and immunosuppressant drugs and potentially live a normal active life.
Myasthenia Gravis Association of BC is dedicated to the support, education and advocacy for people with Myasthenia Gravis, and their caregivers.
We support and foster MG research at the University of BC and at the Neuromuscular Diseases Unit at Vancouver General Hospital to find the cause and new treatments of Myasthenia Gravis.