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Myositis: All you need to know about the autoimmune condition that causes inflammation and pain in muscles

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Updated on: 30 November,2022 06:26 PM IST  |  Mumbai
Nascimento Pinto | nascimento.pinto@mid-day.com

A month after Samantha Ruth Prabhu revealed she suffers from the condition, Vikram Bhatt came out in support of her because he himself has been dealing with an autoimmune condition for 18 years. Mumbai experts shed light on myositis and why people need to take care

Myositis: All you need to know about the autoimmune condition that causes inflammation and pain in muscles

Mumbai experts say Myositis means a group of rare conditions leading to muscle weakness, tiredness, and unbearable pain. Image for representational purpose only. Photo Courtesy: istock


South Indian film star Samantha Ruth Prabhu recently revealed that she suffers from an auto-immune disease called Myositis, on social media. While Prabhu mentions that she was diagnosed with the disease a few months ago, the actor was hoping to share it with fans after she went into remission, but it was taking longer than usual. In the same social media post, the actor, who is currently undergoing treatment, said her doctors have said that she will make a complete recovery soon.
 
After the news left many surprised, more recently, Bollywood filmmaker Vikram Bhatt offered his support to the actor and even spoke about how he has also been dealing with an autoimmune disease called Fibromyalgia for the last 18 years. Even as the buzz is still on about the kind of treatment Prabhu is undergoing for the condition, many people are clueless because they have heard about the condition for the first time. According to city experts, Myositis is a group of rare conditions that causes inflammation, weakness, swelling and pain in the muscles. It is also a condition that can happen to people at any age and can take a toll on one’s overall wellbeing.  


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