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Are tumeric and myositis related?

Are tumeric and myositis related?

No: Tumeric is a spice and also has some anti-inflammatory activity and can be used to treat arthritic conditions. Myositis is a no-specific term which means inflammation of muscle. This can have infectious, autoimmune, traumatic causes and can be causes by toxins. Myositis is fairly uncommon. ...Read more

Dr. Charles Glueck
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Myositis (Definition)

Inflammation of the muscles that you use to move the body. Symptoms of myositis may include fatigue after walking or standing, tripping or falling, ...Read more


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Does taking tumeric for myositis as an anti-inflammatory actually work?

Does taking tumeric for myositis as an anti-inflammatory actually work?

Unproven: Tumeric is thought to have antioxidant properties which may decrease inflammation. It might be helpful as an adjunct treatment but not as a primary treatment. Always discuss with your physician before starting any supplements or over the counter medications. ...Read more

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Is tumeric useful as an anti-infalammatory for myositis?

Not strong enough: If the myositis is an autoimmune process, the tumeric is not strong enough. Corticosteroids and/or immunosuppressive medications are usually required to prevent further damage. If the myositis is due to infection, antibiotics are required. ...Read more

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What is myositis and where?

What is myositis and where?

Muscle inflamatiin: Myositis means muscle inflamation. It can occur where a muscle has been injured. ...Read more

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What does myositis feel like?

Diffuse muscle aches: Usually it is a diffuse aching of the muscles in many parts of your body. ...Read more

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What is the cause of myositis?

What is the cause of myositis?

Weakness>Pain: Myositis is inflammation of muscles caused by autoimmune attack of the muscle tissue. It can sometimes be painful but the primary symptom is progressive weakness (over weeks and months). Affected muscles are usually proximal (closer to the body) such as shoulders and hips while wrists/hands and feet are usually spared. Sometimes accompanied by Raynaud's and purple/red rash around eyes and on chest ...Read more

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What are the tests for myositis?

CPK,aldolase: Cpk, aldolase, sometimes biopsy and electromyographic studies. ...Read more

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Can I die from myositis if I ignore it?

Can I die from myositis if I ignore it?

No: Myositis itself does not kill provided heart muscles are not affected. Patients die from complications from myosotis like heart, lung, infraction etc. ...Read more

Tumeric (Definition)

Turmeric (curcuma longa) is a rhizomatous herbaceous perennial plant of ...Read more


Curcumin (Definition)

It is a spice from tumeric. Often tauted to be helpful ...Read more