Myasthenia Gravis Awareness Month

June is Myasthenia Gravis Awareness Month in the United States. Myasthenia gravis is a rare neuromuscular condition that affects an estimated 20 people out of every 100,000 Americans.

This autoimmune disorder leads to severe muscular weakness caused by antibodies that block neurological signals to the muscles. It can cause droopy eyelids, general muscular weakness, difficulty chewing and swallowing, and blurred vision, among other potentially devastating symptoms.

The Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America (MGFA) aims to increase awareness of this rare condition and work towards a cure. At present time, there is no cure, but treatments are available.

When a severe condition such as myasthenia gravis takes away your ability to work, you may be able to qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits. If you have such a condition, contact the Indianapolis Social Security disability attorneys of the Hankey Law Office, at 317-634-8565