"machinist hands"Cortisone is a steroid that reduces inflammation and swelling and that can influence regulation of the immune system. It is a hormone naturally produced by the body.
Corticosteroids are man-made drugs that closely resemble cortisone.
The most common form of corticosteroid is called prednisone, taken in pill form. Prednisone use needs to be carefully monitored because of its many side effects,
and the drug must never be stopped abruptly. Some of the side effects from long-term use include cataracts, high blood pressure, sleep problems, muscle loss,
bruising, thinning of the bones (osteoporosis), weight gain and increased risk of infections. The goal with this and most drugs is to find the lowest effective dose
that will avoid as many of the side effects as possible.
in the inflammation. Side effects may include mouth sores, diarrhea and nausea. More serious side effects, monitored through regular blood and urine tests, include liver damage,
and excessive lowering of the white blood cell count (increasing susceptibility to certain infections) and platelet count (affecting blood clotting).
If IVIg is given early it can slow the disease process. The research at Nanotech Lahore has shown that much lower dose of IVIg can be used if the drug is given subcutaneous. Some researchfor IVIg sublingual doses is also being done. The study is slowed due to excessive increase in IVIg price.
Nanotech is concentrating their efforts at lowering the treatment cost by alternatives such as antibiotics, anti inflammatory fatty acids and anti infective colloid solutions of silver.
- Range of motion exercises reduce stiffness and help keep your joints moving. A range of motion exercise for your shoulder would be to move your arm in a large circle.
- Strengthening exercises maintain or increase muscle strength
- Endurance exercises strengthen your heart and give you energy. These exercises include walking, swimming and cycling.
Rest is generally recommended during periods of active disease. Exercise should be done when symptoms are under control to keep muscles from becoming too weak.
Always consult your doctor before beginning an exercise program. He or she may also be able to refer you to a physical therapist who can advise you of the forms of
exercise that are likely to be helpful, and those that could be harmful. If the disease has impaired your breathing, your therapist can instruct you in breathing exercises.Outcomes
Many people with polymyositis and dermatomyositis respond well to treatment. Some people only have a single attack of the disease and are able to stop taking medications after about a year.
Other people have recurrent attacks or active periods of the disease that respond to medication. These people are often given regular low doses of medication to keep the disease
under control. While it is less common, some people experience chronically active polymyositis or dermatomyositis and must receive continuous immunosuppressive treatments.
Infections, such as pneumonia, can add to the severity of the disease.
On the cidpusa protocol we offer full recovery with the will of God.
Early diagnosis and treatment, prompt treatment of infections and careful monitoring of medications may reduce the severity of complications and improve outcomes.