Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome (LEMS) is a very rare condition that affectsthe signals sent from the nerves to the muscles.
It means the muscles are unable to tighten (contract) properly, resulting inmuscle weakness and a range of other symptoms.
About half of LEMS cases occur in middle-aged or older people with Lung cancer .The remainingcases aren't associated with cancer and can start at any age.
LEMSis also known as myasthenic syndrome or Eaton-Lambert syndrome.
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Find out about Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome, a rare condition affecting the nerves that causes muscle weakness and other symptoms.
The symptoms of LEMS develop gradually over weeks or months. The main symptoms are weakness in the legs, arms, neck and face, as well asproblems with automatic body functions, such as controlling blo
LEMSis caused by the body's natural defences (theimmune system) mistakenly attacking and damaging the nerves. Normally, nerve signals travel down the nerves and stimulate the nerve endings to release
Your GP will first check your medical history, ask about your symptoms, carry out a physical examination, and test your reflexes. If they think you have a problem with your nerves, they may refer you
There's currently no cure for LEMS, but a number of treatments can help reduce the symptoms. These include: treatment for lung cancer if you have lung cancer, treating it can significantly impr
Some people respond well to treatment and are eventually able to stop taking medication, although this may not be for several years. Others respond less well and find thecondition affects their every