Watch as Nurse Victoria Ruffing teaches us how to inject the biologic Otrexup.
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.
Did you know that the very first yoga pose was just about how to sit properly? And standing upright with healthy alignment is called Mountain Pose? We may not think of sitting and standing as yoga, but the way we sit and stand can affect the pressure on our joints, the way we breathe, and even our mood. In this video, Dr. Moonaz guides you through considerations for healthy alignment while sitting and standing, so you can practice yoga all day long!
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 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.