Diagnosing Myositis – What Is It?
Myositis makes your immune system attack your muscles. Depending on which type of myositis you have, you’ll have a hard time moving or using your affected muscles. There’s no cure for myositis, but in most cases, treatment can put it into remission. What Is Myositis? Myositis is a disease that makes your immune system attack your muscles. It causes chronic inflammation — swelling that comes and goes over a long time. Eventually, this inflammation makes your muscles feel increasingly weak. It can also cause muscle pain. Myositis is a type of myopathy. Myopathy is a general term that refers to diseases that affect the muscles that connect to your bones (skeletal muscles). Different forms of myositis affect different groups of muscles throughout your
Symptoms Of Connective Tissue Diseases
Connective tissues are a group of tissues that hold the body together and maintain its shape by providing cohesion and supporting it. They hold all the cells of our body together and provide tissues the elasticity required to return to their original position. Connective tissues comprise proteins like collagen and elastin and also contain some white blood cells or mast cells. Autoimmune connective tissue diseases, or ACTD, are a group of diseases having the common symptom of itching. Itching is medically known as pruritus, and autoimmune itching due to connective tissue disease is painful and can have a massive impact on a patient’s life. Pruritus or autoimmune itching can have different amounts of severity and may occur despite not having an