Treatment for myositis often requires courses of steroids to fight the muscle inflammation that is the hallmark of myositis. Patients often find as a result of taking so many steroids, they gain unwanted weight.
At the Myositis Center, we have an on-call nutritionist who has experience in creating weight management programs for those patients suffering from myositis and its treatment side effects.
The food management therapy program has been very successful for other patients in helping them to control their weight, while still taking their medication. Tonia Davis, our Medical Office Coordinator, will schedule a nutrition consultation when you make your appointment to see our physicians.