Asthma Treatments Garden City KS

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.

Frank W Hansen, MD
(620) 275-3700
311 E Spruce St
Garden City, KS
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1976
Hospital
Hospital: St Catherine Hosp, Garden City, Ks
Group Practice: Garden Medical Clinic

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Neeraj Vasishtha, MD
1019 Central St
Harper, KS
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Maulana Azad Med Coll, Univ Of Delhi, New Delhi, Delhi, India
Graduation Year: 1992

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Lida N Osbern
(785) 842-3635
404 Maine St
Lawrence, KS
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease

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Richard W Spann
(316) 268-6937
929 N Saint Francis St
Wichita, KS
Specialty
Pulmonary Disease

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Michael Raymond Green, MD
(316) 689-6156
1121 S Clifton Ave
Wichita, KS
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Languages
German, Spanish
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1972
Hospital
Hospital: Sunbury Community Hospital, Sunbury, Pa
Group Practice: Susquehanna Community Clinic

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Jacques R Conaway, MD
(913) 362-5434
5700 Broadmoor St Ste 900
Mission, KS
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Md Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21201
Graduation Year: 1992

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Gary Ray Ripple, MD
(580) 458-3000
1133 College Ave Ste E110
Manhattan, KS
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1978

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Everett M Murphy, MD
(816) 221-5606
20375 W 151st St Ste 451
Olathe, KS
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1970

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James K Bradley, MD
(913) 829-0446
20375 W 151st St Ste 451
Olathe, KS
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases, Sleep Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Emory Univ Sch Of Med, Atlanta Ga 30322
Graduation Year: 1977
Hospital
Hospital: Olathe Med Ctr, Olathe, Ks
Group Practice: Consultants IN Pulmonary Med

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Richard A Claiborne
(316) 689-9325
3311 E Murdock St
Wichita, KS
Specialty
Pulmonary Disease

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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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