Asthma Treatments Imperial Beach CA

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.

Judd Warren Landsberg, MD
Imperial Beach, CA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine
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Education
Medical School: Yale Univ Sch Of Med, New Haven Ct 06510
Graduation Year: 1996

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Martha E Villarreal, MD
(337) 988-8835
754 Medical Center Ct
Chula Vista, CA
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
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Female
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Medical School: Univ De Monterrey, Fac De Med, Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico
Graduation Year: 1983

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David Charles Mc Gee, MD
(619) 437-6412
579 Alameda Blvd
Coronado, CA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, San Francisco, Sch Of Med, San Francisco Ca 94143
Graduation Year: 1996
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Hospital: Doctors Med Ctr, San Pablo, Ca
Group Practice: East Bay Pulmonary Medical Grp

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Matthew J Horn, MD
(619) 435-1138
230 Prospect Pl Ste 220
Coronado, CA
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
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Medical School: New York Univ Sch Of Med, New York Ny 10016
Graduation Year: 1977

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Asha Satish Vyas, MD
Coronado, CA
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine
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Female
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Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1991

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Gregory S Tyler Czer, MD
(619) 421-4000
754 Medical Center Ct Ste 100
Chula Vista, CA
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
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Medical School: Univ Of Ca, Los Angeles, Ucla Sch Of Med, Los Angeles Ca 90024
Graduation Year: 1978

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Gregory T Czer
(619) 421-4000
754 Medical Center Ct
Chula Vista, CA
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Luis Francisco Sanchez, MD
(619) 426-9610
227 Church Ave
Chula Vista, CA
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
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Medical School: Univ Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Prog Acad De Med, Lima, Peru
Graduation Year: 1980

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Gary Trunk, MD
(619) 470-8842
3925 Kaplan Way
National City, CA
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
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Male
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Medical School: Univ Of Ca, Irvine, Ca Coll Of Med, Irvine Ca 92717
Graduation Year: 1967

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Gregory T Czer, MD
899 Carmona Ct
Chula Vista, CA
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
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Medical School: Univ Of Ca, Los Angeles, Ucla Sch Of Med
Graduation Year: 1978

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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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