My MedlinePlus Weekly Newsletter: Sjögren’s Syndrome | Blood Pressure Readings | Vertigo

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July 29, 2020

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Carrie Ann Inaba Sjogrens

Sjögren’s Syndrome

Carrie Ann Inaba is a familiar face in millions of American homes as a judge on "Dancing with the Stars" and co-host of the daytime talk show "The Talk." Outside of her on-camera career, she is a self-described warrior for those with Sjögren's syndrome, a difficult and often painful autoimmune disease she has herself. In an interview with the NIH MedlinePlus Magazine, she describes how meditation, yoga, and a sense of community have helped her thrive despite her diagnosis.

 

How Do I Know if My Blood Pressure is High?

About 1 in 3 adults in the U.S. has high blood pressure, or hypertension, and doesn't know. High blood pressure usually has no symptoms, yet it can lead to life-threatening conditions like heart attack or stroke. The good news is that early diagnosis and healthy lifestyle changes can lower your risk of high blood pressure. Learn how to understand your blood pressure readings.

 

Sleep Disorders

Chronic, long-term sleep disorders affect millions of people each year. These disorders and the sleep deprivation they cause can interfere with work, driving, social activities, and overall quality of life. They can also have serious health implications. There are more than 80 different sleep disorders. Some major types include:

  • Insomnia
  • Sleep apnea
  • Restless leg syndrome
  • Hypersomnia
  • Circadian rhythm disorders
  • Parasomnia

Find out more about the symptoms of sleep disorders and treatment options.

 

Diabetes and Healthy Feet

Each of your feet has 26 bones, 33 joints, and more than 100 tendons, muscles, and ligaments. They are a feat of engineering. A foot injury or infection can impact your health, mobility, and independence. If you have diabetes, learn why taking care of your feet is even more important.

 

Vertigo

Vertigo is not the same as being lightheaded. Vertigo can feel as though you are actually spinning or moving, or that the world is spinning around you. There are two types of vertigo, peripheral and central. Your doctor can perform tests to help tell the difference between the two types. Read about the symptoms, tests, and treatments for vertigo.

 

What's for Dinner?

Last week we told you about our new recipe for Asian Rice but gave you the wrong link. To make up for our mistake, we've got the answer to the age-old question: "What's for dinner?" Try our Asian Rice, and add Baked Tofu and Sesame Broccoli. Enjoy!