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Samantha Ruth Prabhu has myositis: What you need to know about the unusual condition

Samantha Ruth Prabhu is one of many celebrities who has opened up about coping with autoimmune conditions.

Samantha Ruth Prabhu has myositis: What you need to know about the unusual condition
Samantha Ruth Prabhu

Last Updated: 10.25 AM, Oct 31, 2022


Samantha Ruth Prabhu acknowledged on social media that she has myositis, a rare autoimmune illness. Recently, she posted a photo of herself resting on a couch with an IV drip on her wrist, which went viral. Samantha stated in the post that she was blown away by the reception to the trailer for Yashoda, her upcoming film, in which she portrays a surrogate mother. Written and directed by Hari Shankar and Harish Narayan, this one, will be released in five languages: Telugu, Tamil, Hindi, Kannada, and Malayalam.

The Family Man actor revealed that she had been diagnosed with the condition a few months ago. Her myositis treatment, on the other hand, was taking a little longer than expected.

What is myositis?

Myositis is an uncommon autoimmune disorder that weakens muscles and causes them to be uncomfortable and weary. This is triggered by the immune system and results in pain and weakness. The sickness is difficult to diagnose, and the cause is frequently unclear. Skin rashes can also induce myositis in some instances. Myositis affects both children and adults, and women more often than men are diagnosed.

Myositis symptoms include

  • Muscle discomforts and aches
  • Consistent exhaustion
  • Difficulties in performing daily activities
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Difficulty standing or sitting for a longer time
  • Depression
  • Hoarseness in the voice
  • Hardened lumps of calcium under the skin
  • weight loss
  • irregular heartbeat

What causes myositis?

It is caused by a variety of factors, according to experts. Myositis is regarded to be an autoimmune disorder in which the body attacks the muscles. The majority of cases have no recognised cause. Injury and illness, however, are thought to play a role.

What is the treatment for myositis?

Myositis is not treated with any specific drugs. Because of the nature of this disease, a doctor may need to adjust your therapy numerous times before he or she finds the best treatment plan for you. Work with your doctor to determine the best course of action.

Physical therapy, exercise, stretching, and yoga can assist maintain muscle strength and flexibility while preventing muscle atrophy. Myositis has no known cure.

Some people, however, can effectively manage their symptoms. Myositis patients may need to use a cane, walker, or wheelchair. Myositis, if left untreated, can result in morbidity and even death.

Celebrities such as Selena Gomez, Gigi Hadid, and Salman Khan have previously spoken out about their battles with autoimmune illnesses. Here is a list of the top celebrities that have spoken out about their battles with chronic illnesses.

Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga

She took action to bring attention to—Fibromyalgia— which is all too frequently misunderstood, misdiagnosed, or just overlooked. Fundamentally speaking, "it's a condition marked by widespread muscular discomfort, frequently accompanied by other symptoms including weariness." The main symptom of fibromyalgia is pain, which can be fairly severe and start at the slightest contact.

Salman Khan
Salman Khan

Salman Khan

Trigeminal neuralgia, a condition of the facial nerve that causes excruciating facial discomfort, affected Salman Khan. It results in severe facial burning pain that can last anywhere from a few seconds to a few minutes. The actor didn't allow the illness to stop him from following his goals, though.

Gigi Hadid
Gigi Hadid

Gigi Hadid

She stated that she suffered from Hashimoto's illness. It is an autoimmune disorder in which the thyroid gland is attacked by the body. Despite its small size, the thyroid plays a critical role in metabolism because it produces hormones that influence body temperature, respiration, heart rate, and digestion. Although there are several risk factors for the condition, doctors are still unsure of its exact causation.

Selena Gomez
Selena Gomez

Selena Gomez

She disclosed in a 2015 Billboard piece that she has lupus. And since then, Gomez has raised the issue of managing her condition multiple times. The skin, joints, and kidneys are frequently affected by lupus. There aren't always symptoms and indicators. Instead, there are times when symptoms escalate, known as flares. Inflammation brought on by this one can cause fatigue, joint discomfort, and skin problems.

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