Inflammatory Myopathy at Rheumatology clinic DRHC Dubai

Inflammatory Myopathy is a group of rare autoimmune diseases that cause inflammation of the muscles, leading to muscle weakness, pain, and fatigue. It is a complex condition that occurs when the immune system mistakenly attacks the muscles, leading to inflammation and damage. At Dr Rami Hamed Medical Centre, Dubai, our team of rheumatologists specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of inflammatory myopathy. We are committed to providing our patients with personalized care and effective treatment options to help them manage their condition and improve their quality of life.

Causes of Inflammatory Myopathy:

The exact cause of Inflammatory Myopathy is not known, but it is believed to be a combination of genetic, environmental, and immune system factors. inflammatory myopathy occurs when the immune system mistakenly attacks the muscles, leading to inflammation and damage. Several factors can increase the risk of developing myositis, including:

  • Gender: Inflammatory Myopathy is more common in women than men.
  • Age: Myositis can occur at any age, but it is most commonly diagnosed in adults between the ages of 30 and 60.
  • Family history: Having a family history of myositis or other autoimmune diseases increases the risk of developing the condition.
  • Ethnicity: Myositis is more common in people of African, Asian, and Hispanic descent.
  • Environmental factors: Exposure to certain environmental factors, such as infections and medications, can trigger myositis in some people.

Symptoms of Inflammatory Myopathy:

The symptoms of myositis can vary from person to person and may come and go over time. Common symptoms of myositis include:

  • Muscle weakness, especially in the shoulders, hips, and thighs
  • Muscle pain and tenderness
  • Fatigue and tiredness
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Skin rash or sores
  • Joint pain and swelling
  • Shortness of breath
  • Fever

Diagnosis of Inflammatory Myopathy:

Myositis is diagnosed using a combination of medical history, physical examination, blood tests, and other diagnostic tests. These tests can help determine the type and severity of myositis and guide treatment.

Treatment of Inflammatory Myopathy:

Treatment for myositis depends on the specific symptoms and how severe the condition is. Treatment options may include:

  • Medications: Several medications are available to help reduce inflammation and suppress the immune system.
  • Lifestyle changes: Eating a healthy diet, exercising regularly, and avoiding smoking and excessive alcohol consumption can help manage myositis symptoms.
  • Supportive care: Physical therapy, occupational therapy, and counselling can help manage symptoms and improve quality of life.

If you are concerned about myositis or are experiencing symptoms of the condition, it is important to see a rheumatologist for a proper diagnosis and treatment. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and take the first step towards better health and wellness.


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