Natural Foods for Asthma Prevention Klamath Falls OR

In asthma, the airways become swollen and inflamed, resulting in wheezing, coughing, chest tightness, and difficulty breathing. Common asthma triggers include viral illness, cigarette smoke, air pollution, allergens such as dust mites, pollen, mold, or animal dander, and even such things as exercise, stress, cold temperatures, and in about 20 percent of people, aspirin.

Safeway
(541) 882-2660
211 N. Eighth St.
Klamath Falls, OR
Services / Departments
Deli,floral,meat,pharmacy,produce,Coinmaster
Store Hours
6:00 AM-11:00 PM
Pharmacy #
541-273-5508
Pharmacy Hours
Mon-Fri 9:00AM-8:00PM;Sat 9:00AM-6:00PM;Sun 10:00AM-4:00PM

Sean B Dow, MD
(541) 884-6001
2200 Bryant Williams Dr Fl 6
Klamath Falls, OR
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1986

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Whole Foods Market
(503) 525-4343
1210 Nw Couch St
Portland, OR
 
Safeway
(541) 386-1841
2249 Cascade Ave
Hood River, OR
Services / Departments
Bakery,Deli,floral,meat,pharmacy,produce,seafood,starbucks,Coinmaster,Wells Fargo Bank Branch
Store Hours
5:00 AM-1:00 AM
Pharmacy #
541-386-4636
Pharmacy Hours
Mon-Fri 9:00AM-9:00PM;Sat 9:00AM-6:00PM;Sun 10:00AM-4:00PM

Whole Foods Market
(503) 288-3414
3535 Ne 15Th Ave.
Portland, OR
 
Safeway
(541) 273-3510
2740 S. 6Th
Klamath Falls, OR
Services / Departments
Bakery,Deli,floral,meat,pharmacy,produce,seafood,starbucks
Store Hours
5:00 AM-1:00 AM
Pharmacy #
541-273-3518
Pharmacy Hours
Mon-Fri 9:00AM-8:00PM;Sat 9:00AM-6:00PM;Sun 10:00AM-4:00PM

David Harold Panossian, MD
(541) 885-2201
721 Arrowhead Rd
Klamath Falls, OR
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Loma Linda Univ Sch Of Med, Loma Linda Ca 92350
Graduation Year: 1989

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Whole Foods Market
(503) 639-6500
7380 Sw Bridgeport Rd
Tigard, OR
 
Winco Foods
(503) 648-2411
7330 Ne Butler St.
Hillsboro, OR
 
Costco
(503) 258-3700
4849 Ne 138Th Ave
Portland, OR
 
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7 Ways to Breathe Easy

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By Victoria Dolby Toews, MPH

Since 1980, asthma rates have doubled, according to Fred Pescatore, MD, a physician in Dallas. “Asthma has become more prevalent in the past decade than ever before,” he says, “and now afflicts more than 17 million people in the US or 8 percent of the population.” The reasons underlying this dramatic increase remain a medical mystery, however, scientists think that environmental pollutants, immune responses early in life, and viral infections during childhood may all play a role.

In asthma, the airways become swollen and inflamed, resulting in wheezing, coughing, chest tightness, and difficulty breathing. Common asthma triggers include viral illness, cigarette smoke, air pollution, allergens such as dust mites, pollen, mold, or animal dander, and even such things as exercise, stress, cold temperatures, and in about 20 percent of people, aspirin. (Ironically, for others, daily low doses of aspirin can protect against asthma.)
The usual fix, steroids (corticosteroids), “quickly open up the airways in an acute asthma attack,” says Douglas Husbands, DC, CCN, a chiropractor and clinical nutritionist in San Carlos, California. The downside? Repeated steroids use can increase your risk of glaucoma, yeast and fungal overgrowth in the throat, weight gain, water retention, infection, high blood pressure, and imbalances of potassium and calcium, says Husbands. Natural medicine offers a wide range of remedies, like those listed below, that can help keep asthma under control and reduce reliance on conventional asthma medications.

Medicinal Mushrooms

An extract from mushrooms called AHCC (active hexose correlated compound) “can help the immune system do its job better,” says Pescatore. Take 500 to 4,500 [is lower for prevention and higher for attack?] mg per day, depending on the severity of the disease.

Boswellia (Boswellia serrata)
This gummy resin from the bark of the boswellia tree, found in India, North Africa, and the Middle East, blocks inflammatory compounds that lead to acute asthma attacks, according to Husbands. Consider taking 300 mg of a standardized extract in capsule form, three times a day. Butterbur (Petasites hybridus)
Since the 17th century, practitioners have lauded this European shrub for its ability to ease asthma symptoms. Modern research shows that butterbur soothes airway spasms; one study found that more than 40 percent of butterbur users could take less asthma medication and still keep symptoms under control. Take 50 to 100 mg in pill form twice a day with meals, but make sure to select a product that contains no pyrrolizidine alkaloids (compounds that can cause liver damage).

Picrorhiza (Picrorhiza kurroa)
Long-used in the ayurvedic tradition, this herb counteracts inflamed and restricted airways, according to animal research. Adults take 400 to 1,500 mg a day of a standardized extract in pill form.

Author: Victoria Dolby Toews, MPH

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