Asthma Treatments Altamonte Springs FL

Certain nutrients provide key antioxidants called flavonoids that help prevent bronchial spasms and reduce the likelihood of an asthma attack. You should start taking grape'seed extract (300 mg), pycnogenol (200 mg), and quercetin (1,000 mg) each day. Asthmatics typically produce less'than-normal levels of glutathione—a naturally occurring antioxidant—but recent research shows that magnesium increases glutathione, improves lung function, and reduces bronchodilator use.

Albert L Gore, MD
505 Maitland Ave
Altamonte Springs, FL
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
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Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
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Lawrence M Gilliard, MD
(407) 260-0141
499 E Central Pkwy Ste 205
Altamonte Springs, FL
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Medical School: Univ Of Miami Sch Of Med, Miami Fl 33101
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Syed Malik, MD
515 W State Road 434
Longwood, FL
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Richard Young Feibelman
(407) 265-7775
515 West State Road 434
Longwood, FL
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Pulmonary Disease

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Joseph Louis Covelli, MD
(407) 644-2218
447 Stonewood Ln
Maitland, FL
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
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Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Brooklyn, Coll Of Med, Brooklyn Ny 11203
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Francisco P Carreon, MD
(407) 331-6797
616 E Altamonte Dr Ste 105
Altamonte Springs, FL
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Shirish Kamalakar Kirtane
(407) 788-7844
210 N. Westmonte Dr
Altamonte Springs, FL
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Pulmonary Disease

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Richard Young Feibelman, MD
(321) 841-1100
515 W State Road 434 Ste 201
Longwood, FL
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
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Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med, Jackson Ms 39216
Graduation Year: 1980

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Joseph Louis Covelli
(407) 644-2218
331 N Maitland Ave
Maitland, FL
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Pulmonary Disease

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(407) 788-7844
1730 Fifeshire Ct
Longwood, FL
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Medical School: Med Coll, Baroda Univ, Baroda, Gujarat, India
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Asthma Treatments

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By Rob Ayoup

Q. I have asthma and use an inhaler regularly. Are there any long-term effects, and is there anything I can do to use it less?

A. Natural medicine has a lot to offer when it comes to managing asthma long term, but don’t ditch your corticosteroid inhaler just yet. During a severe attack, it’s often the only thing that can help you. Natural remedies can reduce the overall severity of asthma, however, and decrease or eventually eliminate your dependence on meds like corticosteroids and bronchodilators. As you try my suggestions, you should start noticing that you’re using your inhaler less and less.

And that’s important because inhalers produce some unwelcome side effects, including headaches, throat irritation, frequent infections, tremors, or heart palpitations. With long-term inhaler use, the high doses of medication they contain could reduce your ability to absorb calcium and cause osteoporosis as the body draws the calcium it needs from your bones.

The first step you should take to cut back on your inhaler? Recognize and avoid known attack triggers. Reduce your dust exposure by eliminating carpets and rugs, if possible, and frequently washing bed sheets and pillowcases. You should also install a HEPA air filter to remove airborne allergy triggers like pollen.

Next, you need to overhaul your diet. Challenge yourself to eat a mostly vegetarian diet, reducing or eliminating meat completely, and adding plenty of oily fish. Here’s why: By maximizing antioxidant sources from fruits and vegetables of various colors, you obtain a wide spectrum of beneficial nutrients that reduce inflammation and prevent airway constriction. Omega-3 oils in salmon, mackerel, herring, and sardines, as well as fish oil supplements (take 4,000 mg daily), provide the fats you need to form natural anti-inflammatory biochemicals. Chicken and beef, on the other hand, contain arachidonic acid, a substance that produces pro-inflammatory chemicals. In addition, milk and cheese from dairy and soy sources stimulate mucus formation in the lungs and airways. Replace them with calcium-enriched, rice-based milk and cheese products, which do not have that effect.

Certain nutrients provide key antioxidants called flavonoids that help prevent bronchial spasms and reduce the likelihood of an asthma attack. You should start taking grape-seed extract (300 mg), pycnogenol (200 mg), and quercetin (1,000 mg) each day. Asthmatics typically produce less-than-normal levels of glutathione—a naturally occurring antioxidant—but recent research shows that magnesium increases glutathione, improves lung function, and reduces bronchodilator use. I recommend 600 mg of magnesium daily. You should also consider taking 300 mg of the ayurvedic herb boswellia three times a day; research shows it can reduce the severity of asthma symptoms, the frequency of attacks, and the level of respiratory tract inflammation. And try licorice root, an expectorant herb that helps the lungs bring up a...

Author: Rob Ayoup

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