Stories of Health and Hope
September 3, 2018
Overcoming Rare Disease, Severe Asthma, Burns, and More
This episode of The Balancing Act is jam-packed! We’ve got tips for severe asthma, as well as a check-in with chef Ralph Pagano and a Behind the Mystery segment.
Did you know that 22 million people live with asthma in the U.S.? Among them, five to 10 percent suffer from a condition called severe asthma. Open and clear communication with your healthcare provider plays a key role in controlling asthma symptoms. Learn effective ways to treat and manage asthma with the Allergy and Asthma Network.
Next, take a look at chef Ralph Pagano’s work with Jackson Health’s Burn Survivor Support Group, where burn patients talk about their experience and help each other heal.
Then, on our recurring segment Behind the Mystery: Rare and Genetic, we explore Neurogenic Orthostatic Hypotension (nOH). NOH is a rare disorder defined as low blood pressure that occurs upon standing. However, the symptoms of nOH are often mistaken for something else. Stay tuned to learn more.
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Up next on The Balancing Act, why being your own advocate is key to managing your health. We'll hear from two patients who didn't let their diagnosis stop them from advocating for others.
Painful diabetic peripheral neuropathy of the feet, or diabetic nerve pain of the feet, is a type of nerve damage that is a common complication of diabetes. Patients describe the pain in their feet as burning, an electrical shock, pins and needles, or stabbing and knife-like. There are three FDA-approved oral prescription treatments for diabetic […]
Myasthenia gravis (MG) means grave or serious muscle weakness, which is what patients experience with this rare, autoimmune disease. The hallmark symptom is muscle weakness that worsens after periods of activity and improves after periods of rest. University of South Florida (USF) Health Department of Neurology physician Dr. Niraja Suresh details the disease spectrum, how […]