Asthma Treatments Charlotte NC

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.

Robert Innes Fraser, MD
(907) 277-2059
200 Queens Rd
Charlotte, NC
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
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Medical School: Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ, Philadelphia Pa 19107
Graduation Year: 1955

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Henry L Burke
(704) 375-0100
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Charlotte, NC
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Charlotte, NC
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Mark Stephen Forshag, MD
(205) 934-6325
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Charlotte, NC
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
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Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1985

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Peter Louis Loper, MD
(704) 442-1740
2015 Randolph Rd
Charlotte, NC
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Preventive Medicine, Occupational Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
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Medical School: Case Western Reserve Univ Sch Of Med, Cleveland Oh 44106
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John E Gardella
(704) 384-5416
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Charlotte, NC
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(704) 355-3165
PO Box 32861
Charlotte, NC
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Medical School: Univ Of Ky Coll Of Med, Lexington Ky 405
Graduation Year: 1969

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Stephen Alan Mc Adams, MD
(317) 577-0027
1718 E 4th St Ste 501
Charlotte, NC
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Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1978

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John Eldridge Barkley, MD
(704) 335-3526
1716 Winthrop Ave
Charlotte, NC
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine
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Medical School: Univ Of Nc At Chapel Hill Sch Of Med, Chapel Hill Nc 27599
Graduation Year: 1990

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(704) 355-5100
100 Blythe Blvd Suite 500
Charlotte, NC
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Medical School: Univ Of Nc At Chapel Hill Sch Of Med, Ch
Graduation Year: 1983

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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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