Lupus Specialist Elizabethtown 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.

Mohammed Adnaan Siddiqui, MD
(270) 769-2475
1120 Woodland Dr
Elizabethtown, KY
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Dow Med Coll, Univ Of Karachi, Karachi, Pakistan
Graduation Year: 1975

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Saleem Sajid
(270) 769-6665
1107 Woodland Dr
Elizabethtown, KY
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology

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Daksha P Mehta, MD
(270) 769-2535
584 Westport Rd Ste 101
Elizabethtown, KY
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Seth G S Med Coll, Univ Of Bombay, Bombay, Maharashtra, India
Graduation Year: 1981
Hospital
Hospital: Hardin Mem Hosp, Elizabethtown, Ky
Group Practice: Arthritis & Osteoporosis Ctr

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Ronald John Saykaly
(859) 323-4939
740 S Limestone
Lexington, KY
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Dr.Samuel Mathew
(606) 325-9224
2154 Carter Ave # D
Ashland, KY
Gender
M
Speciality
Rheumatologist
General Information
Hospital: KingS Daughters
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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1.8, out of 5 based on 5, reviews.

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Saleem Sajid, MD
1120 Woodland Dr
Elizabethtown, KY
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Dow Med Coll, Univ Of Karachi, Karachi, Pakistan
Graduation Year: 1991

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

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Mathew P Samuel, MD
(606) 329-9712
215 Bryal Dr
Ashland, KY
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Christian Med Coll, Punjab Univ, Ludhiana, Punjab, India
Graduation Year: 1974

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John Wesley Melton III, MD
(301) 215-7600
3900 Kresge Way
Louisville, KY
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Va Commonwealth Univ, Med Coll Of Va Sch Of Med, Richmond Va 23298
Graduation Year: 1967
Hospital
Hospital: Sibley Mem Hosp, Washington, Dc; Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, Dc
Group Practice: Arthritis Center

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Kathleen Joanne Bos, MD
(859) 277-6161
1401 Harrodsburg Rd
Lexington, KY
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1982

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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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