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.

Alfredo Vichot, MD
(504) 897-1342
3525 Prytania St
New Orleans, LA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ De Salamanca, Fac De Med, Salamanca, Spain
Graduation Year: 1973

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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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Frederick Andoy Talip, MD
(985) 384-4590
1234 David Dr Ste 202 # B
Morgan City, LA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Cebu Inst Of Med, Cebu City, Philippines
Graduation Year: 1992
Hospital
Hospital: Teche Reg Med Ctr, Morgan City, La
Group Practice: St Mary Internal Medicine Clin

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Merlin Robert Wilson
(504) 899-1120
2633 Napoleon Ave
New Orleans, LA
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology

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Kishorkumar A Desai, MD
1501 Kings Hwy
Shreveport, LA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Bj Med Coll, Gujarat Univ, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
Graduation Year: 1993

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Tamika A Webb Detege
(504) 842-4000
1514 Jefferson Hwy
New Orleans, LA
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology

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Raul E Varela, MD
(318) 474-1610
Rheumat Assoc/2nd Floor 2770 3rd Ave
Lake Charles, LA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ De Panama, Fac De Med, Panama City, Panama
Graduation Year: 1972

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Ranju Singh, MD
(732) 775-5500
1542 Tulane Ave
New Orleans, LA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Med Coll, Guru Nanak Dev Univ, Amritsar, Punjab, India
Graduation Year: 1993

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Agnes A Solon
(318) 442-4200
201 4th St
Alexandria, 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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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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