Lupus Specialist Eunice LA

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.

Angele D Bourg
(225) 769-4044
7373 Perkins Rd
Baton Rouge, LA
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Phillip Paul Sedrish, MD
(985) 646-2223
1051 Gause Blvd
Slidell, LA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Auto De Nuevo Leon, Fac De Med, Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico
Graduation Year: 1984

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Leonard Serebro
(504) 842-3920
1514 Jefferson Hwy
New Orleans, LA
Specialty
Rheumatology

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John Francis Nitsche, MD
(504) 456-5130
4224 Houma Blvd Ste 610
Metairie, LA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Hahnemann Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19102
Graduation Year: 1977

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Leonard Henry Serebro, MD
(504) 842-4920
1514 Jefferson Hwy
New Orleans, LA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of The Witwatersrand, Med Sch, Johannesburg, So Africa
Graduation Year: 1973

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Malik Collins Spady, MD
(504) 842-3920
118 Marina Blvd
Mandeville, LA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Va Commonwealth Univ, Med Coll Of Va Sch Of Med, Richmond Va 23298
Graduation Year: 1999

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Jerald Marc Zakem, MD
(504) 842-3920
1514 Jefferson Hwy
New Orleans, LA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Louisville Sch Of Med, Louisville Ky 40202
Graduation Year: 1974

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Thomas A Pressly III, MD
(318) 635-5682
2751 Virginia Avenue
Shreveport, LA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Sch At San Antonio, San Antonio Tx 78284
Graduation Year: 1983
Hospital
Hospital: Willis -Knighton Med Ctr, Shreveport, La

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John Edward Marshall Jr, MD
(225) 246-9301
7373 Perkins Rd
Baton Rouge, LA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: St Louis Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63104
Graduation Year: 1980

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Seth Mark Berney, MD
(318) 675-5000
1501 Kings Hwy
Shreveport, LA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Temple Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19140
Graduation Year: 1988

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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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