Nutrition and Exercise

What are the best foods for my child with juvenile myositis? How do we handle the steroid cravings? How do we eat healthy with all the side effects of the medications? Are there exercises my child can do to improve their outcome?

In this interactive session, we will talk about how to apply the nutrition and exercise recommendations sometimes provided by healthcare providers and make them work for your family in the “real world.”

Presented by:

  • Brian Feldman, MD, MSc, FRPC
  • Julie Shevlin, MS, RDN.

What is Juvenile Myositis?

Juvenile myositis, including juvenile dermatomyositis and juvenile polymyositis, is a group of rare and life-threatening autoimmune diseases, in which the body’s immune system attacks its own cells and tissues.

Treatment Plans for Juvenile Myositis

A treatment plan is based on many factors, including the severity and expression of the juvenile dermatomyositis (JDM). Each case is different and the symptoms can change over time.

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