Asthma Treatments High Point 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.

Wayne Beauford, MD
(336) 883-0029
507 N Lindsay St
High Point, NC
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
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Medical School: Meharry Med Coll Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37208
Graduation Year: 1984

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Jonathan David Plitman, MD
624 Quaker Ln Ste 100D
High Point, NC
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
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Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1984

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Samuel Joseph Skarote Jr, MD
(336) 887-2466
High Point, NC
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine
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Male
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Medical School: Northeastern Oh Univs Coll Of Med, Rootstown Oh 44272
Graduation Year: 1987

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Carlton Gregory Cauthen
(336) 472-2000
207 Old Lexington Rd
Thomasville, NC
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease

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Keith Montgomery Clance
(336) 547-1700
520 N Elam Ave
Greensboro, NC
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care (Intensivists)

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Wayne Beauford
(336) 883-0029
507 N Lindsay St
High Point, NC
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Pulmonary Disease

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Donald Lee Decoy, MD
(615) 356-3370
4107 Oak Hollow Dr
High Point, NC
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine
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Medical School: Med Coll Of Ohio, Toledo Oh 43699
Graduation Year: 1988

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William Falcon Hopper
(336) 547-8422
4810 W Wendover Ave
Jamestown, NC
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease

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Joseph Peter Padula, MD
(732) 840-4200
5 Rosebank Ct
Greensboro, NC
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
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Male
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Medical School: Columbia Univ Coll Of Physicians And Surgeons, New York Ny 10032
Graduation Year: 1971

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Keith Montgomery Clance, MD
(336) 547-1715
520 N Elam Ave
Greensboro, NC
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Medical School: Univ Of South Fl Coll Of Med, Tampa Fl 33612
Graduation Year: 1986

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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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