Guided Imagery is a helpful tool for relaxation and can be performed in a seated position or lying down. Benefits of performing guided imagery on a routine basis include stress reduction, lowered blood pressure, and improved pain. Drs. Neda Gould and Dana DiRenzo will demonstrate.
Deep breathing is an easy relaxation technique that can be practiced anywhere by anyone. Benefits include improved mental health, lung function, and blood pressure. Watch this video as Drs. Neda Gould and Dana DiRenzo walk you through this useful exercise.
Raynaud’s Phenomenon is a condition that results in decreased blood flow to your fingers and toes. There are two types of Raynaud’s, primary and secondary. Dr. Zsuzsanna McMahan from the Johns Hopkins Scleroderma Center dives into what this condition is, things to look out for, how to manage and when you should speak with a doctor.
Nurse Victoria Ruffing reviews possible side effects of taking the medication Methotrexate, a drug commonly used for treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis and other inflammatory conditions.
The old American College of Rheumatology criteria in the definition of what is considered to be brain lupus included headaches. Patients would be treated for these headaches as if they were part of lupus. Studies since have shown that headaches in lupus patients are not more common than in the general population.
Dr. George Stojan with the Johns Hopkins Lupus Center discusses how chronic fatigue that’s present daily and interferes with a patient’s life is usually not a sign of systemic lupus.
Dr. George Stojan with the Johns Hopkins Lupus Center discusses the myth that Lupus causes widespread pain.
Dr. Chris Meccoli dives into some common questions related to the flu vaccine.
Victoria Ruffing, RN, BC-Rheum, explains the importance of taking the yearly flu vaccine, especially for those who have an autoimmune disease.