Asthma Treatments Columbia SC

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.

Jeffery Carl Ford, MD
1750 Laurel St Ste 1
Columbia, SC
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
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Medical School: Univ Of Sc Sch Of Med, Columbia Sc 29208
Graduation Year: 1990

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Eddie M Williams
(803) 256-4343
2712 Middleburg Drive
Columbia, SC
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease

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Eddie Meek Williams, MD
2712 Middleburg Dr Ste 222
Columbia, SC
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
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Medical School: Duke Univ Sch Of Med, Durham Nc 27710
Graduation Year: 1974

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Preston Allen Jones, MD
(803) 256-0464
1333 Taylor St Ste 6F
Columbia, SC
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
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Male
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1973

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Carl Alexander Green, MD
1915 Henderson St
Columbia, SC
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
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Male
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1977

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Mark James Mayson, MD
(803) 256-0464
1333 Taylor St Ste 6F
Columbia, SC
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
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Male
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Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med, Augusta Ga 30912
Graduation Year: 1989

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Sarkis Derderian
(803) 256-0464
1333 Taylor St
Columbia, SC
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Pulmonary Disease

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Richard Keith Bogan, MD
(803) 296-5847
1333 Taylor St Ste 5A
Columbia, SC
Specialties
Sleep Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
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Male
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1970
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Hospital: Palmetto Baptist Med Ctr -Col, Columbia, Sc
Group Practice: Sleepmed

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Eddie Meek Williams III, MD
2712 Middleburg Dr Ste 222
Columbia, SC
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
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Male
Education
Medical School: Duke Univ Sch Of Med, Durham Nc 27710
Graduation Year: 1974
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Hospital: Palmetto Baptist Med Ctr -Col, Columbia, Sc
Group Practice: Carolina Pulmonary & Critical Care Pa; Pulmonary Associates Of Carolina Pa

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Michael C Marshall, MD
(803) 256-0464
1333 Taylor St Ste 6F
Columbia, SC
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
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Male
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Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1987

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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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