Asthma Treatments Bozeman MT

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.

Anders Valkay Persson, MD
931 Highland Blvd Ste 3220
Bozeman, MT
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Miami Sch Of Med, Miami Fl 33101
Graduation Year: 1983

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Randolph Paul Cole, MD
(212) 305-8637
1602 S Willson Ave
Bozeman, MT
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Brooklyn, Coll Of Med, Brooklyn Ny 11203
Graduation Year: 1973

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Robert Joseph Pueringer, MD
(406) 238-2310
5412 Billy Casper Dr
Billings, MT
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1983

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Robert Kalem Merchant, MD
(406) 652-6420
PO Box 35100
Billings, MT
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: New York Med Coll, Valhalla Ny 10595
Graduation Year: 1983

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Richard Lawrence Sellman, MD
(406) 543-0550
515 W Front St
Missoula, MT
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: St Louis Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63104
Graduation Year: 1992

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Russell Raymond Dodge, MD
3300 Graf St Unit 12
Bozeman, MT
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch, Chicago Il 60611
Graduation Year: 1972

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David Michael Center, MD
(406) 587-1344
909 S 3rd Ave
Bozeman, MT
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Boston Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02118
Graduation Year: 1972

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Walter Raymond Fairfax, MD
(406) 238-2393
2825 8th Ave N
Billings, MT
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Or Hlth Sci Univ Sch Of Med, Portland Or 97201
Graduation Year: 1979

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Walter Fairfax
(406) 238-2500
2825 8th Ave N
Billings, MT
Specialty
Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care (Intensivists)

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Frederick William Kahn
(406) 238-6800
2900 12th Ave N
Billings, MT
Specialty
Pulmonary Disease

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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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