Muscular dystrophy and related conditions cause muscles to waste and weaken. More than 70,000 people in the UK are affected

Inclusion body myositis (IBM)

Inclusion body myositis (IBM) is a disease of muscle, which causes muscles to become thin and weak. It was recognised as a disease in its own right in the 1960's. It usually occurs in middle to late life and is more common in men than women. IBM is a slowly progressive condition causing a gradual deterioration in muscle strength over the years. Most limb muscles can be affected.

Support and Information

We are here for you and your family. For more information about IBM or for support, contact our freephone support line or send us an email (Monday to Friday 8.30am - 6pm): 0800 652 6352 (freephone)

Alternatively you can contact the Myositis Support Group on 023 8044 9708.

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