Myasthenia Gravis is an autoimmune neuromuscular disorder  characterized by double vision, drooping eyelids, trouble talking and skeletal muscle weakness. It affects women more frequently than men. The symptoms usually peak in women during their 20s and 30s, in men — during their 50s and 60s.

Presently there is no cure for Myasthenia Gravis. However, the available treatments let most patients manage the symptoms effectively, lead normal lives and have a normal life expectancy.

Myasothenia Gravis Awareness month is organized by Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America, Inc. and observed annually. Due to the increase of awareness, many more patients have been diagnosed with the disease and were able to receive treatment in the recent years.