It’s important to protect yourself from the sun when you have an autoimmune disease. Dr. Laura Cappelli reviews the best practices for enjoying the sun safely.
Ankylosing Spondylitis Disease Overview
Ankylosing spondylitis is part of a larger family of arthritis called spondyloarthritis. Spondylo means vertebra, or the bones of the back. And arthritis, of course means joint pain, stiffness, or swelling. Ankylosing spondylitis is an inflammation type arthritis. In this video, Dr. Cohen shares an overview of Ankylosing Spondylitis.
What is Gout? An Introduction to Gouty Arthritis
Rheumatoid Arthritis Disease Overview
Rheumatoid Arthritis is a chronic autoimmune disease that not only affects the joints, but the whole immune system. Many patients who have Rheumatoid Arthritis also experience fatigue, dry eyes and mouth, shortness of breath, and skin problems. The good news is, with the advancement of Rheumatoid Arthritis treatments, many patients can live a healthy, normal life. In this episode, Dr. Uzma Haque, a physician at the Johns Hopkins Arthritis Center, explains the effects of Rheumatoid Arthritis, and the misconceptions many have about it.
Scleroderma Associated Myopathy – Signs & Symptoms
The typical symptoms that present in Scleroderma Associated Myopathy are muscle weakness, muscle fatigue, muscle pain, muscle endurance issues, and shortness of breath because of diaphragmatic weakness and cardio involvement. Dr. Julie Paik, Assistant Professor of Medicine at Johns Hopkins Rheumatology, explains the symptoms of Scleroderma Associated Myopathy.
Tips to Manage Sleep Related Issues in Psoriatic Arthritis
Sleep problems can occur in patients with psoriatic arthritis. While there are unfortunately many causes of these problems, there are also many solutions. In this video, Victoria Ruffing, RN, BC, the director of patient education at Johns Hopkins Rheumatology, discusses ways to combat sleeplessness and feel more restful throughout the day.
Doxycycline and Lyme Disease Treatment
Ankylosing Spondylitis Signs and Symptoms
Living with Gout – Lifestyle Recommendations
Rheumatoid Arthritis Signs & Symptoms
The onset of Rheumatoid Arthritis is very gradual. Often the symptoms are worse in the morning and improve as the day goes on. Because of inflammation, many patents experience restlessness at night and can have flu-like fatigue, fevers, and aches. In this video, Dr. Uzma Haque, a physician at the Johns Hopkins Arthritis Center, discusses the signs and symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis.
Scleroderma Associated Myopathy – Diagnosis
Scleroderma Associated Myopathy is a muscle disease that Scleroderma patients can develop. Unfortunately, there isn’t very much knowledge about this kind of Myopathy, but the Johns Hopkins Rheumatology Division is working to understand more about this disease. Dr. Julie Paik, Assistant Professor of Medicine at Johns Hopkins Rheumatology, explains the complicated nature of this disease.