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Please note the Irish office will be closed from Monday 22nd December and will re-open on Monday 5th January 2015.
Our office in the UK will close at 12:30 on Christmas Eve and also re-open on Monday 5th January 2015.
All at myaware wish our members, supporters, volunteers and fundraisers a very Merry Christmas and Happy and Healthy New Year.
What is Mysthenia?
Myasthenia Gravis (MG) is an auto-immune disease in which the immune system attacks and damages the nerve signal reception areas. This causes a breakdown between nerves and muscles and results in loss of effectiveness in the muscles of the arms, legs and eyes. The name ‘Myasthenia Gravis’ comes from the Greek and Latin words for ‘grave muscular weakness’. There are other forms which include Ocular Myasthenia, Congenital Myasthenic Syndrome and Lambert-Eaton Myasthenic Syndrome.
Myasthenia and the Flu Vaccine
It’s that time of year again and many of us are being invited to go and have our annual Flu vaccine.
This is sometimes cause for concern for people myasthenia as they aren’t sure of the effects on their condition.
The medical committee have issued advise for those with myasthenia.