Wednesday, May 16, 2018

What is a myositis anyway?

Myositis Support & Understanding has a great article that explains what myositis is and how it is an autoimmune disease. 
⇒ Click here to read more!

Basically, myositis is muscular inflammation. 
When myositis is caused by your immune system attacking your muscle tissue, skin and lungs, it becomes part of the "Idiopathic Inflammatory Myopathies" family, which includes Dermatomyositis (what I have).

Dermatomyositis is diagnosed in adults, but there is also Juvenile Dermatomyositis (JDM), which very aggressively attacks kids. 
While I'm not old by any means, I had a great childhood. It's not fair how JDM robs little kids of what should be the most fun and carefree part of their lives.

I hope that modern medicine can one day find a cure for JDM first, and the other inflammatory myopathies to follow ❤️

⇒ Click here to make a donation to my Myositis Awareness fundraiser!

We can make a difference in the lives of myositis patients and their families with increased awareness, funding for research, supportive legislation and financial support for families that struggle to finance the necessary treatment.

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