Natalie E. Azar, MD

  • Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine and Rheumatology
  • NYU Langone Medical Center
  • New York, NY   
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Contact me for: Treatment of rheumatic and autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, lupus, psoriatic arthritis, scleroderma and osteoporosis.

1996 graduate of Cornell University Medical College
Internship, residency and fellowship training completed at NYU Langone, Hospital for Joint Diseases
Faculty member since 2001

Expert Articles by Natalie E. Azar, MD

Joint Pain

Get treatment for chronic joint pain associated with arthritis
Treat pain and fatigue symptoms associated with fibromyalgia
Expert advice on the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis

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Joint Pain

Get relief with advanced treatments for chronic muscle and joint pain
Get treatment for chronic joint pain associated with arthritis
Know what osteoarthritis is to help you alleviate and treat symptoms
Mesenchymal stem cells can help you in the treatment of osteoarthritis
Treat pain and fatigue symptoms associated with fibromyalgia
Find relief for joint pain with help from multiple treatment options
Manage joint pain with moderate exercise and help from your doctor
What is Arthritis?
A Thai massage can help relieve joint pain and relax your body
Use acupuncture as an integrative medicine to relieve joint pain
What you eat and how you exercise can prevent foot and joint pain
Expert advice on the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis
Use Chinese herbal medicine to help manage chronic joint pain
Choose a trustworthy orthopedic surgeon to help manage joint pain
You don’t have to live with the daily pain associated with arthritis
Get diagnosed early to help optimize treatment for arthritis
Know the different treatments for osteoarthritis and how they help
Relieve chronic pain from osteoarthritis with knee replacement surgery
Carpal tunnel syndrome: Common symptoms and advice for getting help
You may not need a total knee replacement after a serious injury
Reduce and prevent pain when living with joint hypermobility
Take a stand against gout: How to detect and manage the disease
Reduce your knee pain and gain flexibility while exercising

Neck and Back Pain

Gentle stretches, heat, and ice can help you alleviate lower back pain
Chiropractor or physical therapist can alleviate lower back pain
Enjoy a relaxing and healing massage with a skilled massage therapist
Spinal cord stimulation is a great way to help treat back pain
Interventional therapy: reduce back pain and increase functionality
Relieve neck pain and stiffness at the first sign of discomfort
Expert advice for preventing neck stiffness from sleeping
Expert advice for alleviating and getting treatment for neck pain
What to do if you wake up with pain from a bad crick in your neck
Help overcoming and relieving lower back pain and sciatica
Help treating a slipped disc and getting back to full health
Alleviating back pain now saves money and discomfort in the future
How to treat chronic pain with Rolfing structural integration
Is your workspace spine-friendly? Ergonomics to reduce pain
Find relief from lower back pain through chiropractic care
Swedish massage therapy helps alleviate pain in your neck and back

Fitness and Exercise

Women: Work out with the confidence and feel awesome afterwards
Use hypnosis to enjoy exercise and create a fit and healthy body
Perform a great massage on your loved one at home the right way
Achieve your fitness goals while staying injury-free at the gym
Even with a busy schedule, you can still workout and get in shape
Live healthier by doing yoga with this expert advice for beginners
Cross training is important for overall fitness and to prevent injury
Stretching and warming up is essential to a quality workout
Achieve your fitness goals to help you look and feel great
Increase muscle strength and flexibility to help you avoid injury
Integrating technology into your fitness plan to optimize workouts
Stay in shape with a workout designed for your blood type
Cardio exercise is one of the most important parts of your workout
Don't let business travel ruin your exercise routine or your health
Find motivation to workout when other obligations weigh you down
No more excuses. Get back on a healthy track with physical activity
Workplace workouts can increase health, wellness and productivity
Dieting and working out at the same time? This advice is for you
How to stay motivated to exercise and become a healthier you
Find time to exercise and stay healthy even with a busy work schedule
Increase your strength and balance through exercise

Caring for Aging Parents

Advice for elderly families in transition
Help your elderly parent maintain independence with good communication
Get help caring for an elderly parent with this expert advice
Get long-term care that is the right fit for your elderly parent
Discussing difficult life issues with aging family members
Managing the stress often associated with family caregiving
Minimize the holiday blues for seniors suffering from depression
Talk openly by starting a care conversation with aging parents
Preserve the dignity of your elderly parents by caring for their needs
Navigating the challenges of becoming a caregiver to aging parents
Advice for seniors moving to a smaller home or retirement community
Advice for managing the depression of your aging loved ones
How to best approach your parent on moving into a nursing home
How to find a good home care agency and stay in your home
Loved ones can help seniors though the progression of Alzheimer's
How to ensure the safety of your aging parents behind the wheel
Maximize rewards and minimize stress when caring for aging parents
How to help and support your aging parents as they grow older
Advice on what to do when an aging loved one wants to hasten death
Pay careful attention to your elderly parent's hospitalization
Adult children can help their aging parents manage hearing loss

Men's Health

Recognize symptoms of erectile dysfunction and get help
Using marijuana can be a contributing factor to erectile dysfunction
Using marijuana can have adverse effects on male fertility
Address the psychological effects of erectile dysfunction (ED)
Satisfy her and have better sex by reducing premature ejaculation
Men's mental health issues are often misunderstood, get help now
How to speak with your loved one about erectile dysfunction
How men can supercharge their fertility

Cancer

Expert advice on undergoing breast reconstruction due to breast cancer
Take a DNA test to avoid a breast cancer biopsy misdiagnosis
Integrate acupuncture and Western medicine to help treat cancer
Advice on getting lymph node transfer for lymphedema patients
Recognizing moles and skin as cancerous and getting help
Maintain your femininity when diagnosed with breast cancer
Breast cancer treatments: How to choose the best option for you
Cancer rehabilitation can help you recover and tolerate treatment
Mohs micrographic surgery can help treat skin cancer
Advice for getting proton therapy treatment for prostate cancer
Little known things that can reduce your cancer risk
A patient’s survival guide: Prevent medical mistakes and misdiagnosis
Prevent cervical cancer with early detection and education
Advice on helping a loved one who has been diagnosed with cancer
Preventing melanoma starts with protecting your skin from UV rays
Find the right dermatologist to remove precancerous moles
Steps you can take to reduce your risk of developing lung cancer
What to expect and how to prepare for undergoing chemotherapy
Advice on treating and managing cervical cancer
You can reduce the risk of skin cancer and enjoy the great outdoors
How to manage lymphedema when undergoing cancer treatments
Stay positive when diagnosed with cervical cancer
How to emotionally cope when you are diagnosed with cancer
Prepare for surgery by speaking with your anesthesiologist
A trusted healthcare team can help manage and treat ovarian cancer
Manage your chronic pain while going through cancer treatment
Prevent skin cancer by protecting yourself from harmful sun exposure
Finding support will help you manage ovarian cancer

Healthy Immune System

How to keep a healthy immune system
Boost your immune system with vitamin D to stay healthy
Vitamins, minerals, and exercise are key in optimizing women’s health
Protect your mitochondria to help boost your immune system
Boost your immune system by practicing yoga on a regular basis
How certain yoga poses can help boost your immune system
Massage therapy can help strengthen your immune system
Use your mobile device to get in shape and improve your health

Menopause

Regain your health when suffering from perimenopausal symptoms
Expert advice on getting hormone replacement therapy with pellets
Break the myths of menopause to help celebrate this natural change
Symptoms to look for when suspecting menopause
Expert advice on treating and preventing hot flashes during menopause
Prevent weight gain during menopause with this expert advice
Expert advice for living with someone going through menopause
Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy can help during menopause
Advice for selecting a bio-identical hormone therapy for menopause
Testosterone replacement therapy can help women during menopause

Aging and Longevity

Your elderly parent fell? This could change everything
Choose a trustworthy and qualified caregiver for your elderly parent
Empower yourself as a senior because you deserve a better lifestyle
Prevent falls as a senior by creating a safer living environment
Discover in-home healthcare options that are safe and comfortable
Live longer and feel younger by delaying old age as late as possible
Embrace the change of moving into an assisted living facility
Choose a qualified in-home caregiver from a reliable provider
Keep your independence with the help of an in-home care agency
Reduce the effects of aging using vitamin and nutrient supplements
Overcome your fear of death by embracing love and happiness
A life coach can help you reduce stressful decisions in retirement
Planning and preparation can help with the care of aging parents
Age gracefully with a positive attitude, strong mind and healthy body
Expect spiritual expansion and change when experiencing hospice
Forgetful? Memory enhancement is still possible as you age
Help managing Parkinson's disease symptoms and getting treatment
Embrace hospice as a guide on the journey through terminal illness
Ensure you track and take your medications on time
What can older adults expect from assisted living communities?
Understand Alzheimer’s disease and the care options available
Using modern technology can help elderly people with dementia
Age beautifully and gracefully to help stay healthy and happy
You may be able to stay in your house with home care assistance

Skin Treatment

Advice for those considering a chemical peel
Be informed and learn how microcurrent skin treatment works
Microcurrent skin treatment can help you have younger and healthy looking skin
How to get rid of your unwanted hair with laser hair removal
Treat unsightly varicose and spider veins with laser treatment
Eliminate puffy eyes and dark circles for healthier appearance
Control and attain healthy skin by reducing stress and harmful toxins
Skincare advice to help you achieve beauty from the inside out
Anti-aging and skincare secrets to help you look and feel younger
Eating the right types of healthy foods can help cure acne
Microdermabrasion can help achieve smoother skin and treat acne
Ensure the highest level of hygiene at your nail or waxing salon
Improve skin and decrease acne breakouts with a healthy diet
Yoga can help you improve skin and reduce breakouts and blemishes
Treatment and prevention methods for varicose and spider veins
Sclerotherapy can help treat spider and varicose veins
How teenagers can treat acne and prevent outbreaks

Golf

Plan the ultimate Hilton Head golf vacation for leisure and recreation
Expert advice on planning the dream golf vacation with the family
Playing golf has many health benefits and can help you stay in shape
Excel at golf by developing a strong mental game on and off the course
Plan a fun family vacation at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
Expert advice on choosing a golf instructor to improve your game
Expert advice on choosing the right golf clubs for yourself
Spend time at the driving range to help improve your golf game
Help dealing with the mental stress of playing in a golf tournament

Running

Advice for running ultramarathons
Boost core strength with yoga in your running program
Advice on how to prevent running injuries
Advice on nutrition fueling for the marathon to maximize energy
Running can heal your heart and strengthen your soul
Advice on how to improve your triathlon time in your next race
Proper hydration for runners and endurance athletes
What every runner must know about returning to running after injury
Muscle strengthening and stretching can prevent running injuries
Advice for first timers on training and preparing for a Marathon
Take your running to another level and hire a running coach

Heart Disease

A heart healthy diet is your first step to prevent heart disease
Reduce your sodium intake to help lower your blood pressure
Stay healthy and out of the hospital when living with heart failure
Achieve balance emotionally to ensure the best heart health
Expert advice on diagnosing and treating atrial fibrillation
Expert advice for managing Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)
Simple lifestyle changes that will boost your heart health
Ensure you are ready for sexual activity after having a heart attack
Prevent heart disease with simple lifestyle changes
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