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.

John Kindrick Pirtle
(405) 329-0453
901 N Porter Ave
Norman, OK
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease

Data Provided by:
Dr.David Allen
(405) 272-6909
608 Northwest 9th Street #1000
Oklahoma City, OK
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1986
Speciality
Pulmonologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
3.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

Data Provided by:
John C Vallandigham
(918) 582-7007
1265 S Utica Ave
Tulsa, OK
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease

Data Provided by:
Jordan Patrick Metcalf, MD
(405) 271-6655
Edmond, OK
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med, Omaha Ne 68198
Graduation Year: 1984

Data Provided by:
Marinus Flux, MD
(405) 840-3116
PO Box 1030
Jones, OK
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1960

Data Provided by:
Remzi Bag
(405) 951-2463
3300 Nw Expressway St
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialty
Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care (Intensivists)

Data Provided by:
Thomas A Papin
(580) 220-6730
1012 14th Ave Nw
Ardmore, OK
Specialty
Pulmonary Disease

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

Data Provided by:
Ahmed Awab
(405) 271-6173
920 Stanton L Young Blvd
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialty
Pulmonary Disease

Data Provided by:
Dennis Matthew Parker
(405) 947-3345
3366 Nw Expressway
Okc, OK
Specialty
Pulmonary Disease

Data Provided by:
Data Provided by:

Asthma Treatments

Provided by: 

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

Copyright 1999-2009 Natural Solutions