Lupus Specialist Millsboro DE

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.

Magued Ibrahim Hosny, MD
RR 1 Box 360
Millsboro, DE
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Cairo, Fac Of Med, Cairo, Egypt (330-02 Prior 1/71)
Graduation Year: 1988

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Irene Viola
(302) 644-1450
1606 Savannah Rd
Lewes, DE
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology

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Irene Castillo Viola, MD
(302) 645-6644
18334 Seashell Blvd
Lewes, DE
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of The East, Ramon Magsaysay Mem Med Ctr, Quezon City
Graduation Year: 1993

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Shankar Lal Lakhani, MD
(302) 734-4434
600 N Dupont Hwy Ste 214
Georgetown, DE
Specialties
Pediatrics, Pediatric Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Sind Med Coll, Univ Of Karachi, Karachi, Pakistan
Graduation Year: 1989

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Joan M Von Feldt, MD
(215) 662-2454
716 Taunton Rd
Wilmington, DE
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Pa, Philadelphia Pa 19129
Graduation Year: 1981

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Jose A Pando, MD
(302) 644-2633
1305 Savannah Rd
Lewes, DE
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Auto De Guadalajara, Fac De Med, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Graduation Year: 1984

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Lourdes S Aponte, MD
(302) 645-6644
119 W 3rd St
Lewes, DE
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Nac'L Pedro Henriquez Urena, Esc De Med, Santo Domingo, Dom Rep
Graduation Year: 1988

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Lourdes S Aponte
(302) 645-6644
1302 Savannah Rd
Lewes, DE
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology

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Nancy Gail Murphy
(302) 529-9303
2500 Grubb Rd
Wilmington, DE
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Philip Schwartz
(302) 655-0121
1902 N Scott St
Wilmington, DE
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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