Samantha Diagnosed With Myositis – A rare autoimmune condition : Indian actress Samantha Ruth Prabhu who mainly works in Telugu and Tamil film industries has been diagnosed with Myositis – a rare auto immune condition, actress informed fans on Instagram.
Samantha informed about Myositis on Instagram
Informing her fans and followers that she had been diagnosed with an auto immune condition called Myositis, actress Samantha on Saturday said that her doctors were confident that she would make a complete recovery very soon.
On Instagram, Samantha wrote: “Your response to the ‘Yashodha’ trailer was overwhelming. It is this love and connection that I share with all of you, that gives me the strength to deal with the seemingly unending challenges that life throws at me.”
“A few months back I was diagnosed with an autoimmune condition called Myositis. I was hoping to share this after it had gone into remission. But it is taking a little longer than I hoped.
“I am slowly realising that we don’t always need to put up a strong front. Accepting this vulnerability is something that I am still struggling with.
“The doctors are confident that I will make a complete recovery very soon. I have had good days and bad days… physically and emotionally. And even when it feels like I can’t handle one more day of this, somehow that moment passes. I guess it can only mean that I am one more day closer to recovery. I love you…THIS TOO SHALL PASS.”
What is Myositis ?
Literal meaning of Myositis is “muscle inflammation”. It is a kind of rare autoimmune disease which is difficult to diagnose and can sometimes develop due to unknown reasons. In Myositis muscle inflammation is caused by (WBC) white blood cells called lymphocytes, which are typically expected to safeguard the body’s resistant framework. After a time of inflammation , muscle fibers gets destroyed , which influences the usefulness of muscle tissue and prompts exhaustion and immobility. Primary symptoms of Myositis include muscle pain and soreness, fatigue, trouble swallowing, and difficulty breathing. Some skin rashes are also related to Myositis.
Women are most likely to get affected by Myositis tham men although it can develop in children and adults of both genders. In the US, there are an expected 1,600 to 3,200 new cases each year and 50,000 to 75,000 individuals living with myositis.
Types of Myositis
There are five types of myositis namely, dermatomyositis, inclusion-body myositis, juvenile myositis, polymyositis and toxic myositis.