In-depth

Causes

Myasthenia gravis

Myasthenia gravis is a condition of muscle weakness caused by a breakdown in communication between nerves and muscles. Treatments can help relieve muscle weakness.

Strep throat

Strep throat is a bacterial throat infection. It typically causes a very sore throat and is treated with antibiotics.

Complications

Guillain-Barre syndrome

Pneumonia

There are at least 50 kinds of pneumonia — a serious lung infection that takes the lives of more than 60,000 Americans every year.

Premature birth

Having a preemie can be overwhelming. Here's what you need to know about your baby's care and the possible complications of a premature birth.

Risk factors

Panic attacks

Panic attacks can make you feel like you're having a heart attack. Learn how to manage these intense bursts of fear.

Symptoms

Tests and diagnosis

Esophageal manometry

Esophageal manometry is a test that may be used to help diagnose disorders of the esophagus or to prepare for esophageal surgery.

Upper endoscopy

Find out what to expect during your endoscopy exam.

X-ray

X-rays are a form of radiation that can make images of your bones and internal organs.

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