Carinda Stout, MS CCC/SLP
June is National Mysathenia Gravis Awareness Month
Myasthenia Gravis is a disease that causes difficulty sending messages through nerves to muscles. Usually, muscles become weak or tired with activity but improve with rest.
Swallowing difficulty (dysphagia) is common in individuals with MG.
The impact of MG on swallowing may occur gradually or suddenly. Swallowing muscles may become fatigued, particularly toward the end of a meal or when foods require a lot of chewing. Fatigue can set into the muscles of the mouth, including the tongue and the jaw as well as the throat.