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  • A to Z: Myasthenia Gravis (MG) for Parents

    Learn about myasthenia gravis, an autoimmune disease that causes weakness in the voluntary muscles.

  • 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.

  • 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.