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.

Vijayanarayana R Jampala, MD
(985) 252-1000
Baton Rouge, LA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Kurnool Med Coll, Univ Hlth Sci, Kurnool, Ap, India
Graduation Year: 1989

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Larry Kennedy Broadwell, MD
(318) 675-5000
820 Jordan St Ste 201
Shreveport, LA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In Shreveport, Shreveport La 71130
Graduation Year: 1976
Hospital
Hospital: Christus Schumpert Med Ctr, Shreveport, La
Group Practice: Lsu Medical Ctr

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John Edward Hull
(318) 388-5830
3402 Magnolia Cove
Monroe, LA
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Eva Halina Satell, MD
(337) 474-8672
4401 Somerset St
Lake Charles, LA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Suny At Buffalo Sch Of Med & Biomedical Sci, Buffalo Ny 14214
Graduation Year: 1995

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Mohammad Shbeeb
(318) 767-8393
3349 Masonic Dr
Alexandria, LA
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology

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Ladislas Lazaro
(337) 237-5008
913 S College Rd
Lafayette, LA
Specialty
Rheumatology

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David Joseph Brown, MD
(504) 897-2661
2820 Napoleon Ave
New Orleans, LA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Allegheny Univ Of Hlth Sciences, Philadelphia Pa 19129
Graduation Year: 1999

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Julio R Bravo, MD
(504) 779-5678
3939 Houma Blvd
Metairie, LA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pr Sch Of Med, San Juan Pr 00936
Graduation Year: 1989

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Kismet Renee Collins, MD
(504) 488-1911
3535 Bienville St
New Orleans, LA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1982

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William E Davis
(504) 842-4000
1514 Jefferson Hwy
New Orleans, LA
Specialty
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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