Lupus Specialist Bardstown KY

While Loren still sees her medical doctor regularly and takes a corticosteroid to control her joint pain, twice-monthly massages have helped increase the range of motion in her joints and decrease pain.

Dr.Asad Fraser
(270) 781-5111
201 Park Street
Bowling Green, KY
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Allama Iqbal Med Coll, Univ Of Punjab, Lahore
Year of Graduation: 1983
Speciality
Rheumatologist
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Hospital: Private Office
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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2.1, out of 5 based on 4, reviews.

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Daksha P Mehta
(270) 769-2535
584 Westport Rd
Elizabethtown, KY
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Dr.Paul D. Schneider
(502) 893-3963
3430 Newburg Rd # 250
Louisville, KY
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Johns Hopkins Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1974
Speciality
Rheumatologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Katherine Kouglas Temprano
(859) 323-5981
740 S Limestone
Lexington, KY
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology

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Asad David Fraser, MD
(502) 781-5111
1330 Tallwood Ct
Bowling Green, KY
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Allama Iqbal Med Coll, Univ Of Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan
Graduation Year: 1983

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Howard Leslie Feinberg
(606) 329-9712
1901 Winchester Ave
Ashland, KY
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology

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Asad Fraser
(270) 781-5111
201 Park St
Bowling Green, KY
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Jeffrey Stewart Neal, MD
(859) 276-4486
4805 Hempstead Dr
Lexington, KY
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wv Univ Sch Of Med, Morgantown Wv 26506
Graduation Year: 1984

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Steven Harry Stern, MD
(502) 583-5836
Prospect, KY
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Eastern Va Med Sch Of The Med Coll Of Hampton Roads, Norfolk Va 23501
Graduation Year: 1980

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Leslie Jane Crofford
(859) 323-5661
740 S Limestone
Lexington, KY
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology

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Alternative Treatments for Lupus

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By Vanessa Selene Williams

For years, Jesse Loren, a 45-year-old high school teacher who lives near Davis, California, battled severe allergies, kidney problems, and unexplained fatigue. In 2004, she was diagnosed with pityriasis, a skin condition characterized by a pink, scaly rash. It wasn’t until December 2007, when she was suffering from intense joint pain and the same rash that wouldn’t go away, that she was diagnosed with lupus, an autoimmune disease. While the exact cause of lupus is unknown, researchers believe that both genetic and environmental factors, such as antibiotics, extreme stress, and hormones, could play a role.

The Conventional RX: Corticosteroids and anti-malarial drugs, which control joint pain and reduce inflammation. But Loren says these drugs came with extreme side effects for her, including mood swings, depression, facial swelling, and weight gain.

The Alternative RX: Massage. While Loren still sees her medical doctor regularly and takes a corticosteroid to control her joint pain, twice-monthly massages have helped increase the range of motion in her joints and decrease pain. “Regular massage increases circulation,” says Margaret G. Green, CMT, a massage therapist in Lawrenceburg, Tennessee. The increased circulation “removes toxins by improving the blood and lymph flow—and this helps control the inflammation associated with lupus.” Massage also helps the body release feel-good endorphins, natural neurotransmitters that interfere with the signals between nerve cells and reduce pain.

The Outcome: Loren is now tapering off of her medication regimen. “Regular massages have lessened my symptoms and also helped me feel more energized,” says Loren. “Even better, I feel more hopeful.”

Author: Vanessa Selene Williams

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