Dysautonomia; NEDAwareness Week 2022
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.
- Dr. William Cheshire, neurologist at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville and past president of the American Autonomic Society. He is a specialist who treats disorders of the autonomic nervous system.
- Lauren Stiles, president and CEO of Dysautonomia International and research assistant professor of neurology at Stony Brook University.
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.