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How long does it take for myositis from over masturbation to wear off?

lol, myositis is not a big word dude.

Just use your other hand, until your right wrist recovers, which will take a few days.
As there is no muscle in your penis associated with masturbation, I assume you are just trying to be clever, probably having just read some out-of-date medical journal in your doctor's waiting room.  (+ info)

What is dermatomyositis, polymyositis and inclusion body myositis?

Are there any cures for it?

Here is a website to give you more information:

http://www.clevelandclinic.org/health/health-info/docs/3600/3666.asp?index=12053&src=newsp  (+ info)

Does anyone know about Inclusion Body Myositis (IBM)?

Is there anybody out there who has, or knows someone who has, Inclusion body myositis? It is a muscle-wasting disease.

I have looked it up on the internet and the prognosis isn't good.
My sister's partner has recently been diagnosed with this in his legs and, already, has to be in a wheelchair when going to the shops.

Sorry if you have read this already.
It is an underdiagnosed condition as it occurs mainly in the elderly with multiple comorbidities and is frequently misdiagnosed as polymyositis and wrongly treated with steroids. Treatment-resistant 'polymyositis' in the over 50s is often. Theories have proposed it as an autoimmune or viral-induced disorder.
There is no effective treatment for the disease but high quality RCTs (randomised clinical trials)are few. Many therapies have been tried, unsuccessfully.Consensus is that steroids and conventional immunosuppressive therapies are not beneficial clinically. High-dose prednisolone paradoxically worsens strength whilst decreasing inflammation, possibly due to increased amyloid accumulation. Intravenous immunoglobulin is very expensive and ineffective.9 More specific immunotherapies require exploring.
There tends to be very slow progression but those who develop symptoms at an older age tend to progress more rapidly. Progressive dysphagia is associated with a poorer prognosis and quality of life.w
Recent trials have studied intravenous infusions of human immunoglobulin (IVIG) in IBM. Results have been contradictory, but provide no firm evidence of enduring benefit. Further trials continue, but currently the costs and side-effects do not justify routine treatment of IBM patients with IVIG.

The best people to contact to see if there are any current trials and for information...
Institute of Neurology, UCL
National Hospital for Neurology & Neurosurgery
Queen Square
London WC1N 3BG
Telephone +44 (0) 020 7837 3611
Fax +44 (0) 020 7278 5069  (+ info)

Is Myositis Ossificans rare?

I pretty much have the classic case. Got got hit very hard on my quad in a soccer match, very little treatment, six weeks later I just found out I have Myositis Ossificans in my quad.

I know Myositis Ossificans can be found in other areas of the body, but are cases like mine common?

Not much is understood about this disease. Some people have a genetic predisposition and for others we don't know why. I wasn't able to find any information on prevalence, but I don't believe it is rare because it is covered in sports medicine quite a lot. I have linked some good articles for you.  (+ info)

what is myositis and how do you treat it?

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is their a cure for myositis pzzzzzzzzz tell me if so wat medicine is best?

pllzzz my cousin is sick

Is this polymyositis? If it is there is not a known cure for it that I know of but there are things that I've read and heard that have treated it. Some doctors prescribe corticosteroids like prednisone to some that have this disease but it is known to cause kidney problems and depresses the immune system. Some doctors prescribe immunosupressants and there are treatments like total body irrigation. These treatments are not guaranteed but they help some to deal with the disease. There are clinical trials for many medicines to test the treatment of different myositis conditions. Below is a link that I found for this. I have a family member with this same disease. This disease is progressive but you can take steps to try preserve your health as much as you can. CoQ10 is a medicine that could help the cardiovascular health. It seems to help a bit with family member. This disease is linked to many other diseases. It sometimes affects women worser than men. Some people grow out of it and some do not. One thing that can make myositis worse or progress faster is stress, stress can release cortisol and cortisol leads to the faster breakdown of muscle tissue and health. She will need to also have her doctor check her creatine levels. If they are low she may be able to supplement them. If creatine is low, it may, but not exactly sure help her muscles to work longer. It may even help to see a natural medicine doctor as well. She or he may even need to be screened for cancer precursors. If it is a she may need to be screened at her gyno just as a precaution. Email me anytime. I would like to know if it helps her or him. I also included a case report by a doctor that was related to a unneeded medicine that caused this disease as well. Sorry for the essay, but I'm just trying to help you out.  (+ info)

A friend 's husband has Myositis. Do you know anything about genetherapy?Is it possible ?

He is 67. If you work in the medical fields your knowledge will help a lot.

I am sorry, I do not know about genetherapy for myositis, but I do know there has been research on this topic. You probably are familiar with the myositis web page (attached).

I had the opportunity to speak at the 2006 Myositis Convention here in Orlando. I talked about a healthful diet, plus the appeal for people to use vitamin D supplements.

Vitamin D is being used for almost all of the auto-immune diseases, with some relief. One gentleman in the seminar said that he was taking 12,000 IU of vit D, prescription from his physician.

My research suggests that 10,000 IU will become the new upper limit recommendation. For such a problem as myositis, it may be very appropriate to get some vitamin D supplement and use anywhere from 4,000 to 10,000 units per day.

If you want more information, please write.

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Myositis ossificans is a rare illness, wondering if anyone out there has had it ,and how did you cope?

If you have a bad muscle strain or contusion (dead leg!) and it is neglected then you could be unlucky enough to get Myositis Ossificans. It is usually as a result of impact which causes damage to the sheath that surrounds a bone (periostium) as well as to the muscle. Bone will grow within the muscle (called calcification) which is painful. The bone will grow 2 to 4 weeks after the injury and be mature bone within 3 to 6 months.

What causes myositis ossificans?

* Not applying R.I.C.E. (rest, ice, compression and elevation) immediately after the injury.
* Having intensive physiotherapy or massage too soon after the injury. Use someone who is properly qualified and insured.
* Returning too soon to training after exercise.  (+ info)

Any one else have Myositis? There are several forms of this disease.?

Does anyone here know of the Myositis foundation. Any one else diagnosed with the disease? I know I am not alone.

Myositis is a rare disease in which the immune system chronically inflames the body's own healthy muscle tissue. No one knows what triggers the immune system's attack. Persistent inflammation progressively weakens the muscles. Myositis can take several forms, usually develops slowly over time and can range in severity from mild to debilitating or worse. Both children and adults can get it.
Although there is no cure for myositis, prompt and aggressive treatment to reduce inflammation of PM and DM can help prevent muscle weakness from progressing and might help restore some of your strength. Medications: Corticosteroids (i.e., prednisone) and other drugs that suppress the immune system (immunosuppresants) may slow down the attack on healthy tissue and improve skin rash. Your doctor will probably repeat blood tests throughout your treatment for myositis to monitor improvement. You may also want to use nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) such as aspirin or ibuprofin for pain relief. Exercise: After drug treatment takes effect, a program of regular stretching exercises prescribed by your doctor can help maintain range of motion in weakened arms and legs. Physical therapy may also help prevent permanent muscle shortening. You may also want to add whirlpool baths, heat and gentle massage. Rest: Getting enough rest is an important component of managing myositis. Take frequent breaks during the day and limit your activity.
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Canadian Myositis Statistics?

I need some stats on Myositis for a paper im writing, like, how many people per capita have it, how it affects their lives, etc. I would prefer them to be Canadian statistics but I won't be picky. Any help or links would be appreciated

Myositis is bad, mmm'kay?  (+ info)

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