Myasthenia Gravis Causes, Symptoms and More Info

Complications. With treatment, most people who have the disease live fairly normal lives and have normal lifespans. However, complications include such difficulty swallowing that the patient can’t eat and side effects of drugs and other treatments that need to be taken for a long time. A severe onset of the disease can cause respiratory failure or aspiration pneumonia. This is when a foreign object such as food or stomach acid is inhaled into the lungs and causes an infection there.