Lyme disease is caused by a bacteria known as Borrelia burgdorferi. This bacteria is spread to humans by the bite of an infected tick. If you think you have Lyme disease, our Rheumatologist in Manhattan may be able to help with the holistic treatment options we offer.
Fibromyalgia is a painful disorder that occurs due to intensified pain sensations that are altered affecting the way your brain processes pain signals. Fibromyalgia can make your daily functions at home and work very uncomfortable. Our rheumatologist on Long Island, Dr. Waseem Mir, can help manage your pain with our various holistic approaches.
Now that the weather is warmer, it is the perfect time to get active outdoors! Although it is important to enjoy this time, the next few months bear the highest risk of Lyme disease contraction. With a high percentage of cases in the New York area, Lyme disease is spread through the bite from an infected tick. If you camp, hike, or work in wooded or grassy areas, you are most at risk. However high the risk, there are ways to prevent tick bites. These include:
Psoriatic arthritis is a chronic arthritis condition that can affect everyone differently. For some, it can mean mild pain with occasional flare-ups; and in others, it is continuous pain. At New York Integrated Rheumatology, our rheumatologist in Nassau County and Manhattan, Dr. Waseem Mir can help reduce your psoriatic arthritis joint pain.
You may have heard of acupuncture, but are you aware of the health benefits that come with it? Here at New York Integrated Rheumatology, we offer acupuncture in Manhattan and Long Island. Combining conventional and Eastern Medicine approaches, our practice focuses on improving your health and wellbeing utilizing the best treatment options available. Whether you are living with an autoimmune disorder or a musculoskeletal condition, acupuncture is a great treatment option for improving your long-term vitality.
At New York Integrative Rheumatology, we can work to help ease any chronic pain you may be dealing with, including back pain. Whatever the cause, we use both conventional and holistic medicinal approaches in order to help you live your life pain-free. In addition to our treatment options, we will provide you with lifestyle advice on how to prevent and reduce chronic back pain.
If you are experiencing sharp pain, tingling, or weakness that travels from your lower back down your leg, then you may be suffering from sciatica. Sciatica is a not an actual medical condition but rather a term used to describe a set of symptoms. The pain can range from moderate to severe depending on the location of the nerve. There are many causes of sciatica which include tumors in the spine, infection, lumbar spinal stenosis, injury associated with the spine, and more.
Lupus is a systemic autoimmune disease that occurs when your body's own immune system attacks its tissues and organs. If you are looking for treatment for lupus in Manhattan, Dr. Waseem Mir, a Rheumatologist in Manhattan and in Massapequa on Long Island offers treatment options for those dealing with lupus.
Lyme disease is a bacterial infection that is commonly transmitted by blacklegged ticks. It is recorded that 300,000 Americans contract Lyme disease annually. Especially for those who live in heavily forested areas, ticks are in high abundance and can seriously inflict damage on those who aren’t careful enough. If you’ve shown the signs of Lyme disease and are looking for treatment, a rheumatologist in Massapequa will know exactly how to help you get on the road to recovery.
There are trillions of microorganisms living inside our intestines. Together, these microbial organisms are referred to as gut flora or gut microbiota. These microorganisms are very important to our survival and benefit us by digesting food, digesting harmful toxins, producing vitamins, and preventing harmful bacteria from invading us. The gut flora are also vital in maturing our immune system as an infant. Different people have different populations of gut flora based on many factors.
There are about 80,000 chemicals in our North American environment that are never tested for safety in human beings. We are living in a very toxic environment. The liver is one of the four major organs that eliminate toxins from the body.The liver performs 500 to 600 functions every second. At any one time, the liver contains about 10% of the body’s blood supply.1.4 liters of blood pass through the liver every minute. There is no standard medical tests to determine if the liver is performing these functions. The liver detoxifies sources like medications, drugs, hormone enhancers, food additives, preservatives, food colorings, sweeteners, flavor enhancers, chemicals used in agriculture, alcohols, volatile organic compounds, fumes, air pollution and many other factors.