Living with Idiopathic Inflammatory Myopathy

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Physiotherapy. This is recommended for all patients once they have passed the most acute and critical phase of the disease. 

Sun and vitamin D

Treatment with bisphosphonates, calcium and vitamin D. This is highly recommended for all patients, particularly post-menopausal women, because of the high risk of osteoporotic fractures.

Scale with a down arrow indicating a weight loss

It is recommended to avoid becoming overweight.

Cigarette crossed out on a "no smoking" poster

No smoking. 

Two beer mugs crossed out indicating that alcohol is forbidden.

Avoid alcohol because this is a muscle toxin.

Person doing aquagym

It is advisable to perform aerobic exercise without becoming overexerted and, if possible, to do this in a swimming pool to avoid injury.

Travelling by plane

In the event that you travel for a certain length of time, it is important to take an updated medical report showing the diagnosis and progression of your illness. You should have all your medication with you and locate a reference hospital in case you require assistance.

Person touching another person's back, emotional support

Social and emotional support. Some patients require psychological help to overcome the different stages, above all, to accept the illness without blaming themselves and then to live with it, adapting to daily life.

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Substantiated information by:

Josep M. Grau Junyent
Sergio Prieto González

Published: 25 November 2020
Updated: 25 November 2020

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