Chronic Illness, Myositis, and Depression: The following are the comments I gave to a support group about my book,...
Dermatomyositis (DM) is classified both as a neuromuscular disease and an autoimmune disease. It is thought that the inflammation resulting in cell damage is created when the immune system attacks healthy muscle tissue and blood vessels under the skin. DM can affect both the muscles and the skin.
DM is one of several diseases in the Idiopathic Inflammatory or Acquired Myopathy category. The term “idiopathic” means no known cause, however some cases are known to have been caused by medications, viruses, bacteria, trauma, toxins, cancer or other illness.
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March 20, 2018 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Join us March 20th at 12PM for Free Laughter Yoga live online video session with Laughter Yoga instructor, Lynn Lizarraga. Laughter is not only good medicine emotionally, it also works muscles. Join us on the date and time listed and have fun while getting active.
March 24, 2018 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
IBM patients, mark your calendar and join us for this free video support session with Mary Jane on March 24th, 4PM Eastern Time. Share experiences, ask questions, compare notes, and make new friends. This session is tailored to those diagnosed with, or suspected of having, Inclusion Body Myositis.