Asthma Treatments Duncan OK

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.

Bruce Allen Barton
(918) 748-8381
1725 E 19th St
Tulsa, OK
Specialty
Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care (Intensivists)

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Maximo L Fernan, MD
(304) 583-6541
2502 Fort Davis Dr
Muskogee, OK
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Cebu Inst Of Med, Cebu City, Philippines
Graduation Year: 1983

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Fred Garfinkel, MD
(918) 582-7007
1265 S Utica Ave Ste 102
Tulsa, OK
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Mt Sinai Sch Of Med Of The City Univ Of Ny, New York Ny 10029
Graduation Year: 1973
Hospital
Hospital: Hillcrest Med Ctr, Tulsa, Ok; St John Med Ctr, Tulsa, Ok
Group Practice: Respiratory Specialists Inc

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Tanveer Ahmed
(918) 748-8381
1725 E 19th St
Tulsa, OK
Specialty
Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care (Intensivists)

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Sylvia Tan
(580) 338-8700
350 Ne 12th St
Guymon, OK
Specialty
Pulmonary Disease

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Phillip A Haddad
(405) 273-5801
2801 Saratoga St
Shawnee, OK
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease

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Stephen Neil Adler, MD
(405) 755-4290
4140 W Memorial Rd Ste 208
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Wi, Milwaukee Wi 53226
Graduation Year: 1973
Hospital
Hospital: Edmond Med Ctr, Edmond, Ok; Deaconess Hosp, Oklahoma City, Ok; Mercy Health Center, Oklahoma City, Ok; Select Specialty Hospital Of O, Oklahoma City, Ok
Group Practice: Adler Gordon & Lee

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Sang Gang Lee, MD
(918) 687-3994
615 S 32nd St
Muskogee, OK
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Seoul Natl Univ, Coll Of Med, Chongno-Ku, Seoul, So Korea
Graduation Year: 1979
Hospital
Hospital: Muskogee Reg Medctr, Muskogee, Ok
Group Practice: Muskogee Pulmonary Clinic

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Don Gaylord Nelson
(918) 680-3659
1011 Honor Heights Dr
Muskogee, OK
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease

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Vernon Thomas Smith, MD
6585 South Vale Suite 1200
Tulsa, OK
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Southwestern Med Ctr At Dallas, Med Sch, Dallas Tx 75235
Graduation Year: 1981
Hospital
Hospital: St Francis Hospital, Tulsa, Ok

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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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