Asthma Treatments Boaz AL

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.

William George Kuczerpa, MD
(256) 891-7001
9511 US Highway 431
Albertville, AL
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
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Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1974

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Gadsden, AL
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Mazen Hakim
(256) 543-3877
303 Bay St
Gadsden, AL
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Maher Naji Sahawneh, MD
(251) 435-1200
1700 Spring Hill Ave Ste 100
Mobile, AL
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
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Medical School: Univ Of South Al Coll Of Med, Mobile Al 36688
Graduation Year: 1981

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Richard M Sneeringer, MD
(410) 550-0545
250 Chateau Dr SW Ste 205
Huntsville, AL
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
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Medical School: Univ Of Md Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21201
Graduation Year: 1986

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William G Kuczerpa
(256) 891-7001
9511 Us Highway 431
Albertville, AL
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease

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Mazen Hakim, MD
(256) 442-0672
PO Box 1859
Gadsden, AL
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
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Medical School: Univ Of Aleppo, Fac Of Med, Aleppo, Syria
Graduation Year: 1983

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Muhammad Kaleem
(256) 494-4846
100 Medical Center Dr
Gadsden, AL
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Pulmonary Disease

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William Edward Doggett III, MD
(205) 838-3000
52 Medical Park Dr E Ste 317
Birmingham, AL
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
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Male
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Medical School: Univ Of Al Sch Of Med, Birmingham Al 35294
Graduation Year: 1971

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(205) 933-9258
2660 10th Ave S
Birmingham, AL
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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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