In this third video of our series on Lyme Disease, Dr. John Aucott discusses how Lyme Disease is diagnosed today and the work being done at the Johns Hopkins Lyme Disease Research Center to find better ways to identify this disease.
Patients living with Sjögren’s Syndrome can lead a normal, healthy life if they take care of themselves. Eating well, getting plenty of rest, and exercising is essential to maintaining a balanced, healthy lifestyle. In this video, Dr. Alan Baer, the Director of the Jerome L. Greene Sjögren’s Syndrome Center, discusses ways to reduce the symptoms of Sjögren’s.
Treatment for Antisynthetase Syndrome depends on the symptoms the patient has, but always helps to calm down an overactive nervous system. In this episode, Dr. Christopher Mecoli, a physician in the Johns Hopkins Division of Rheumatology, discusses the treatment options for patients with Antisynthetase Syndrome.
Diagnosing polymyositis is a step by step process. The physician will start by doing a physical exam to assess their strength, followed by blood tests, an EMG, and a muscle biopsy. In this video, Dr. Lisa Christopher-Stine, the Director of the Myositis Center, discusses how polymyositis is diagnosed.
Early treatment is important in psoriatic arthritis. The earlier the treatment, the more likely you can prevent serious damage down the road. The specific treatment will depend on: how severe your psoriatic arthritis is, the type of psoriatic arthritis you have, and if you have damage already.
In this video, Dr. Orbai with the Johns Hopkins Arthritis Center discusses treatment of Psoriatic Arthritis
There are many ways for a patient to present Sjögren’s Syndrome. The most common one is dryness of the eyes and mouth, but other signs include neurological problems, internal organ problems, and joint pain. Once a doctor recognizes the signs, the first step is to confirm there is deficiency of tear and saliva production. In this video, Dr. Alan Baer, the Director of the Jerome L. Greene Sjögren’s Syndrome Center, explains how to confirm a Sjögren’s Syndrome diagnosis.
It’s very important for people who have Antisynthetase Syndrome to maintain an active and healthy lifestyle. Depending on the symptoms, it may be hard for patients to exercise without pain, so going to physical or occupational therapy can be very helpful in strengthening the muscles. In this episode, Dr. Christopher Mecoli, a physician in the Johns Hopkins Division of Rheumatology, discusses ways to stay healthy and maintain an active lifestyle with Antisynthetase Syndrome.