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Dysautonomia; NEDAwareness Week 2022

Gadget Show Omron
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A man demonstrates the Omron Complete blood pressure monitor and EKG at the Omron booth during CES Unveiled before CES International, on Jan. 5, 2020, in Las Vegas. The device uses the OMRON Connect app on your smartphone to use the EKG feature and store, track and share heart health data.

A group of symptoms called dysautonomia is on the rise as more people suffer from long COVID. Common symptoms include tachycardia, orthostatic blood pressure, shortness of breath, dehydration, migraines and more.

Today’s show is dedicated, in part, to better understanding dysautonomias and how folks diagnosed can live the fullest life possible.

Guests:

NEDAwareness Week 2022

There is a commonly held misconception that eating disorders are a lifestyle choice. Eating disorders are serious and often fatal illnesses that are associated with severe disturbances in people’s eating behaviors and related thoughts and emotions. Preoccupation with food, body weight and shape could signal an eating disorder. Common eating disorders include anorexia nervosa, bulimia and binge-eating disorder.

These conditions are frighteningly common. According to the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders, eating disorders affect at least 9% of the U.S. population, or 28.8 million Americans, who will have an eating disorder in their lifetime; however, the way these conditions are discussed in the public and media gives people a very skewed view of these disorders, and that needs to be changed.

Guest: Lexie Manion, eating disorder survivor, mental health advocate and creator of the #BoycottTheBefore campaign.

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Florida Roundup Associate Producer Katherine Hobbs can be reached at khobbs@wjct.org or on Twitter at @KatherineGHobbs.