SYSTEMIC LUPUS EYTHEMATOSUS

SYSTEMIC LUPUS EYTHEMATOSUS Now that you have read my personal story on lupus. let’s talk about LUPUS symptoms, complications and possible treatments. Did you know that certain ethnic groups are affected more than other groups? African Americans, Afro-Caribbean, Hispanics, Native Americans, Native Hawaiians, Pacific Islanders and Asian females are more likely to develop this disease Read More…


MY FIRST EXPERIENCE WITH LUPUS

I can remember the first time I heard the word “systemic lupus erythematosus” (SLE or lupus). In one of my first blogs, I briefly shared the story about meeting a girl during my time at medical school. She had complained of several months of joint pain and swelling, extreme fatigue, and mild hair loss.  She Read More…


WHAT TO DO ABOUT THAT KNEE?

We spoke about the different causes for knee pain and when to seek medical attention. Now, let’s talk about some of the things we can do for knee pain.  Remember to always have a dialogue with your physician first.  Listen to your body before deciding on the next steps. SIMPLE MEASURES FOR KNEE PAIN Avoid Read More…


DEALING WITH KNEE PAIN AS A PASSIONATE RUNNER

Fall is in full swing and the famous NYC marathon just took place! Watching all those courageous participants in that amazing race gave me goosebumps!  Witnessing those runners cross the finish line and achieve their goals made me start to think about my next big race in 2019, another half marathon. Next year, I want to Read More…


Rheumatology 101

WHAT IS RHEUMATOLOGY? For those who are not familiar with my specialty, a rheumatologist is an internist. Rheumatologistare are experienced in the diagnosis and treatment of joints, muscles, and bones. Arthritis is a chronic disease that is characterized by acute and chronic inflammation. It can result in joint destruction, impaired mobility, and sometimes permanent disability. Autoimmune diseases, Read More…


World Lupus Day

World Lupus Day

Everyone knows how much I love the Color Purple! Purple is the color that represents Dignity Pride Independence Peace Creativity Power Ambition May 10 is World Lupus Day!! Lupus is an autoimmune disease where the body attacks various organs like the skin, kidneys, brain, lungs, heart and joints resulting in inflammation. Please join me in Read More…