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I is for Irritating Inflammation

 I: Irritating Inflammation
Dermatomyositis = Skin + Muscle + Inflammation. Having DM causes my skin and muscles to be inflamed and this inflammation is pain that I am feeling everyday.
Inflammation is a protective response that involves immune cells, blood vessels, and molecular mediators. The purpose of inflammation is to eliminate the initial cause of cell injury, clear out necrotic cells and tissues damaged from the original insult and the inflammatory process, and to initiate tissue repair.
As important as inflammation is and can be for our bodies to survive, when you have chronic inflammation it tends to get irritating! I now understand why my body is doing the things it is. I just wish the inflammation would hurry up and be done with its “job”.


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