Lupus Specialist Marlboro NJ

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.

Richard Haddad, MD
(732) 842-3600
282 Broad St
Red Bank, NJ
Business
Allegra Arthritis Associates PC
Specialties
Rheumatology

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Fu Bai, MD
475 County Road 520 Ste 101
Marlboro, NJ
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Shanghai First Med Coll, Shanghai, (242-16 Pr 1/71)(Natl Shanghai M C)
Graduation Year: 1993

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Dr.Sawsan Najmey
(732) 431-4335
900 W Main St # 5
Freehold, NJ
Gender
F
Speciality
Rheumatologist
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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4.6, out of 5 based on 7, reviews.

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Hisham Saad El Kadi, MD
(732) 780-7650
219 Taylors Mills Rd
Manalapan, NJ
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Alexandria, Fac Of Med, Alexandria, Egypt (330-03 Pr 1/71)
Graduation Year: 1981

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Hisham S El-Kadi
(732) 780-7650
219 Taylor Mills Rd
Manalapan, NJ
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Bessie Sullivan, MD
(908) 753-1133
35-37 Progress
Edison, NJ
Business
The Arthritis Allergy & Immunology Ctr
Specialties
Rheumatology

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Dr.Mutahir Abidi
(732) 845-9999
24 New Jersey 34
Colts Neck, NJ
Gender
M
Speciality
Rheumatologist
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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3.4, out of 5 based on 7, reviews.

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Dr.Hisham Elkadi
4247 US Highway 9 # 1
Freehold, NJ
Gender
M
Speciality
Rheumatologist
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Sawsan Said Najmey, MD
(732) 780-7650
219 Taylors Mills Rd
Manalapan, NJ
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Jordan, Fac Of Med, Amman, Jordan
Graduation Year: 1984

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Dr.Hisham El Kadi
219 Taylors Mills Road
Englishtown, NJ
Gender
M
Speciality
Rheumatologist
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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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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