Bell's Palsy for Parents
Bell's palsy is a temporary weakness or paralysis of the muscles on one side of the face. Though it can be alarming, it typically goes away in a matter of weeks.
A to Z: Myasthenia Gravis (MG) for Parents
Learn about myasthenia gravis, an autoimmune disease that causes weakness in the voluntary muscles.
Myasthenia Gravis for Parents
Myasthenia gravis (or myasthenia) happens when voluntary muscles get weaker. Treatments can help symptoms.
Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease (CMT) for Parents
Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT) is a neurological disorder. It causes muscle weakness and numbness, most commonly in the arms and legs.
Polio for Parents
Polio is a contagious disease that can be prevented with vaccination.
Becker Muscular Dystrophy for Parents
Becker muscular dystrophy is a genetic disorder that gradually makes the body's muscles weaker and smaller. It causes less severe problems than the most common type of MD, Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
Pompe Disease for Parents
Pompe disease is a rare genetic condition that makes muscles get weaker over time.
Guillain-Barré Syndrome for Parents
Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) is a rare medical condition that affects the nerves outside the brain and spinal cord. Luckily, most people who get GBS recover.
Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) for Parents
Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is a condition that causes muscle weakness and atrophy. There's no cure, but therapy and other treatments can help most people who have SMA.
A to Z: Polymyositis for Parents
Polymyositis is an uncommon disease that causes muscle weakness, pain, and inflammation. It usually affects adults.