Asthma Treatments Buckhannon WV

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.

Radha K Krishnan, MD
(304) 325-5468
PO Box 1676
Bluefield, WV
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
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Medical School: Madras Med Coll, Dr M G R Med Univ, Madras, Tn, India
Graduation Year: 1964

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Dr.Kevin Eggleston
(423) 753-4739
4607 Maccorkle Ave SW # 401
Charleston, WV
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Medical School: Wv Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 2001
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Radha K Krishnan, MD
(304) 325-5468
PO Box 1676
Bluefield, WV
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
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Education
Medical School: Madras Med Coll, Dr M G R Med Univ, Madras, Tn, India
Graduation Year: 1964

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Vishnu A Patel
(304) 431-7000
1155 Mercer St
Princeton, WV
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease

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Ghassan Hani Kanj, MD
(304) 598-2336
99 J D Anderson Dr
Morgantown, WV
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine
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Male
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Medical School: American Univ Of Beirut, Fac Of Med, Beirut, Lebanon
Graduation Year: 1991

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Donald L Rasmussen, MD
(304) 256-0242
250 Stanaford Rd
Beckley, WV
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
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Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med, Salt Lake Cty Ut 84132
Graduation Year: 1952
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Hospital: Beckley Appalachian Reg Hosp, Beckley, Wv
Group Practice: Southern West Virginia Clinic

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David Neil Weissman, MD
(304) 285-6261
1 Stadium Dr
Morgantown, WV
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
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Male
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Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch, Chicago Il 60611
Graduation Year: 1978

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Joseph John Renn III, MD
(304) 598-2801
99 J D Anderson Dr
Morgantown, WV
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
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Male
Education
Medical School: Wv Univ Sch Of Med, Morgantown Wv 26506
Graduation Year: 1964

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Mahesh B Shroff
(304) 788-6655
390 Carskadon Lane
Keyser, WV
Specialty
Pulmonary Disease

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Ramzi Haddadin
(304) 465-1030
502 Main St W
Oak Hill, WV
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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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