What is Myositis?
Myositis is a disease that involves inflammation of muscles at the level of one or more muscles. Weakness, swelling and pain are the most common symptoms of myositis. It is common occurrence in people after a long time suddenly loaded muscles followed by periods of high inflammation, including pain. It may take several days to treat myositis.
What are Myositis Causes?
Myositis is caused by conditions that lead to the inflammation process in the muscles. These are:
- autoimmune diseases
- undesirable properties of drugs
Diseases involving inflammatory changes can affect the muscles causing myositis. Many of these diseases are a group of autoimmune diseases, when the body produces harmful antibodies that destroy body tissue. Inflammatory diseases that could potentially cause serious forms of myositis are dermatomyositis, polymyositis. Milder forms of myositis caused by systemic lupus erythematosus, scleroderma, rheumatoid arthritis. These diseases are often the most serious causes of myositis and require prolonged treatment. Treatment depends on the cause of myositis.
Myositis caused by infection
iral infections are the most common infections that cause myositis. Viruses or bacteria can directly invade tissue or emit substances that deplete the muscle fibers. Colds or influenza viruses as well as HIV can cause myositis.
Myositis caused by drugs
Various drugs can cause temporary muscle damage in the form of myositis. Myositis sometimes be replaced with myopathy, due to inflammation of the muscles is often not identified at the time.
It can occur shortly after the use of a particular drug or a few months or years of drug use. Myositis caused by drugs is rarely a cause for greater concern. Substances that cause myositis as statins, colchicine, alpha-interferon, cocaine.
Myositis caused by injury
Overdosage exercise in muscles that have not been sufficiently trained leads to pain, swelling and weakness, lasting from a few hours to several days after training. Myositis symptoms that occur after exercise almost always go away fully after rest and recovery.
The main symptom of myositis is muscle weakness. Weakness may be noticeable and can be detected only by testing. Muscle pain-myalgia may, but does not need to be present. Dermatomyositis, polymyositis, and other forms of inflammatory myositis tend to create a weakness that may progress slowly for weeks or months. Weakness affects the large muscle groups, including the muscles of the neck, shoulders, hips and back. Weakness caused by myositis may lead to the fact that body is not able to maintain a balance between muscle power, which lead to falls.
Doctor receives information of subjective character of the patient, which describes muscle weakness, any pain or other symptoms of myositis. Then, blood tests are performed, which show an increased presence of muscle enzymes such as creatine. One can determine the presence of abnormal antibodies that identify an autoimmune inflammatory disease. Inflammatory diseases that cause myositis may require treatment with drugs which suppress the negative function of the immune system (autoimmunity). To increase muscle ability we recommend cordyceps sinensis and glucuronolactone. Myositis caused by infection, which is a consequence of the virus does not require any special treatment. Myositis caused by bacteria rarely occurs and requires intravenous antibiotic treatment in order to prevent further spread of muscle damage. Myositis treatment on time is very important for your health.