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.

Vishwanath Hande
(304) 354-9244
186 Hospital Dr
Grantsville, WV
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease

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Michael William Blatt, MD
(304) 242-8050
10 Medical Park Ste 301
Wheeling, WV
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
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Male
Education
Medical School: Umdnj-New Jersey Med Sch, Newark Nj 07103
Graduation Year: 1975

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Rajeeve Thomas Thachil, MD
(718) 417-4740
4522 Maccorkle Ave SE
Charleston, WV
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: St John'S Med Coll, Bangalore Univ, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Graduation Year: 1986
Hospital
Hospital: Wyckoff Heights Med Ctr, Brooklyn, Ny; North Shore Univ Hosp-Forest, Flushing, Ny

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Mumtaz U Zaman
(304) 691-1000
1600 Medical Center Dr
Huntington, WV
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care (Intensivists)

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Robert B Altmeyer
(304) 243-1446
1131 National Road
Wheeling, WV
Specialty
Pulmonary Disease

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John Doyle Morgan, MD
Martinsburg, WV
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Washington Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63110
Graduation Year: 1961

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

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Joseph Hugo Duvert, MD
(304) 469-8600
8004 Carriage Ln
Fairmont, WV
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Grace Univ, Sch Of Med, Cades Bay, Nevis (Feb 1985)
Graduation Year: 1990

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Zainab Shamma Othman, MD
(304) 647-5114
200 Maplewood Ave
Ronceverte, WV
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Baghdad, Coll Of Med, Baghdad, Iraq
Graduation Year: 1979

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Tamejiro Takubo
(304) 414-2800
4607 Maccorkle Ave Sw Ste 401
South Charleston, WV
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care (Intensivists)

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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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