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.

Brijinder S Kochhar
(304) 723-2527
2950 Pennsylvania Ave
Weirton, WV
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Pulmonary Disease

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Charles Edmond Porterfield
(304) 255-5710
3771 Robert C Byrd Drive
Beckley, WV
Specialty
Pulmonary Disease

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Roberto Pablo Benzo, MD
(304) 293-4661
100 Medical Center Dr Ms 9166
Morgantown, WV
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine
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Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Nac De Rosario, Fac De Med, Rosario-Sf, Argentina
Graduation Year: 1986

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

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Lo'Ay Mahmoud Al Asadi, MD
(304) 346-0311
3100 Maccorkle Avenue South East South
Charleston, WV
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Damascus, Fac Of Med, Damascus, Syria
Graduation Year: 1985

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George L Zaldivar, MD
(304) 346-1811
3100 Maccorkle Ave SE Ste 404
Charleston, WV
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wv Univ Sch Of Med, Morgantown Wv 26506
Graduation Year: 1971

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Ashar Salman
(304) 691-1000
1249 15th Street
Huntington, WV
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease

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Hoyt Jeffery Burdick
(304) 526-2064
1340 Hal Greer Blvd
Huntington, WV
Specialty
Pulmonary Disease

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

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Mahendrakumar M Patel, MD
(304) 766-4403
4605 Maccorkle Ave SW
Charleston, WV
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll, Baroda Univ, Baroda, Gujarat, India
Graduation Year: 1970

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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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