Gout is a type of inflammatory arthritis that can be very painful to the joints. Dr. Myma Albayda walks us through what gout is caused by and how you can take preventative measures to limit attacks.
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.
Although the prognosis after treatment of Lyme disease is generally good there are patients who remain significantly ill following standard antibiotic therapy for Lyme disease. In this fifth and final video of our series on Lyme Disease, Dr. Aucott discusses the prognosis of those with Lyme Disease.
Get to know your psoriatic arthritis and make note of your experiences. You can help your doctor monitor your psoriatic arthritis by sharing your experience of symptoms and life impact for you. While lifestyle changes alone are not enough, there are things you can do to help control your psoriatic arthritis. Maintaining an ideal body weight is essential for psoriatic arthritis both for disease activity, and for decreasing your cardiovascular risk and the risk of fatty liver.
There is no curative treatment for Sjögren’s Syndrome yet, but there are many ways to relieve the symptoms. The use of eye drops, frequent teeth cleanings, and medication has helped patients who suffer from Sjögren’s Syndrome drastically. In this video, Dr. Alan Baer, the Director of the Jerome L. Greene Sjögren’s Syndrome Center, gives some treatment ideas to combat the symptoms of Sjögren’s.
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.